Update from New Orleans City Council

Joe Giarusso, New Orleans City Council District A

New Orleans City Council Representative, Joe Giarusso, addressed GNOEA members with the latest on the City of New Orleans. Giarusso, a former chairman of the Public Works Commission was instrumental in the transparency for the Sewage and Water Board.

Giarusso, touched on crime and the ongoing efforts to recruit and retain the police force.  Other issues that the city faces is illegal rental properties, street light and traffic light outages that in some cases have been out for more than three years. He explained the challenges to repairing damaged sidewalks and troubled road projects.

When referring to zoning issues, Giarusso recommended an app that is a “one stop shop”, and a helpful tool for residence and businesses. The app lists the owner and zoning information on a property. Notice Me is another tool that notifies a person of changes or activities in a particular district or area.

View the presentation in archives.

More about our Guest Speaker – Joe Giarusso Bio


If you have a prospect, please have them connect with Jacquie Bonano (interim membership chairman) at membership@gnoea.com

Thank You & Announcements

George Messina, Messina’s Inc.,  introduced guest and membership applicant, David Raymond, Jr.  Operations Manager of Clean Fleet Auto Body. This was David’s second meeting. He then introduced guest and membership applicant, Trey Babin, a financial advisor for New York Life. this is Babin’s first meeting.

Jesse Hoppes, Leaaf Environmental Services and Lola Lass, Adeeta, introduced Courtney Davis, Barts Office, a commercial and storage moving company.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule (all events at Rooftop on Basin)

  • April 19th – No Meeting
  • April 26th – No Meeting
  • May 3rd – TBA
  • May 10th – Kevin Dolliole, Director of Aviation- Armstrong Airport
  • May 12th – Crawfish boil at Southern Yacht Club

Check website for updates and bulletins that include upcoming events. Meeting events are on the calendar.