To help, send comments that reflect the following (and it's always nice to say "please"):
- Find ways to ensure the CZO follows and implements guidelines and principles of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan
- Improve the draft language requiring native plants by increasing the percentage to 50% or more to help reverse the loss of biodiversity upon which all species, including ours, depend (referenced in Article 23.5B)
- Lower the stormwater design requirement threshold of impervious cement and surfaces from 10,000 feet to 5,000 feet to reduce subsidence, replenish groundwater and stabilize soil (Article 23.3A)
- Reward installation of pervious systems with credits, priority in the permitting process, or other incentives
Comments can be submitted to the City Planning Commission’s staff via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax (504) 658-7032, mail, or in person at the Commission’s office in City Hall. All comments must be received by November 30, 2013 for consideration.
OR You can fill out this form here.
(note: 1970's zoning reference and additional information can be found at: http://www.nola.gov/city-