Next Meeting: Wednesday, March 22, 2017; 6:00pm Social, 6:30pm Meeting @ St. Dominic Gym
Serving the community is the cornerstone of the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association. As a result, LCIA works hand in hand with our elected officials, our local government, and other volunteer groups in order to provide vital services and information to our community. Below is a summary of many of the groups and services as well as relevant contact information.
City Council Representation
Lakeview is a part of District "A" and is currently represented by Councilmember Susan G. Guidry. Ms. Guidry, as well as other elected officials, provide detailed monthly reports on issues relevant to and impacting the Lakeview area as well as District A at the LCIA bi-monthly general membership meeting. We encourage all Lakeview residents to attend these bi-monthly membership meetings in order to meet with Ms. Guidry and her staff. Residents and business can learn more about Councilmember Guidry by clicking here or by contacting her and her staff using the following information:
New Orleans, LA 70112
Lakeview residents are also represented at the City Council by two at-large members responsible for representing the entirety of Orleans Parish. Our at-large representatives should be contacted on important issues, along with our District "A" councilmember. Currently, the two at-large repreresentatives are Stacy Head, Council President, and Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson, Council Vice President, and may be contacted at the following:
City Hall, Room 2W40
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Fax: (504) 658-1068
City Hall, Room 2W50
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Fax: (504) 658-1077
311 City of New Orleans Services
New Orleans residents can call City Hall by dialing 311. 311 customer service agents can assist callers with contacting city departments such as Finance, Safety and Permits, Mosquito and Termite Control, as well as a number of other departments. The mission of NOLA 311 is to enable greater efficiency, accountability and transparency into non-emergency City services. Residents may also go online to report infrastructure problems,quality-of-life complaints, and to map or track existing issues by visiting www.askNOLA.com. Like 311, AskNOLA acts as a gateway to various municipal agencies, providing residents and visitors access to important non-emergency services and other civic resources.
Currently, NOLA 311 handles the following types of requests: City Assisted Evacuation registration; Code Enforcement complaints; DPW maintenance (including manhole cover maintenance, pothole/roadway surface repair, road shoulder repair, sidewalk repair (public property), and street flooding/drainage issues); DPW parking issues (abandoned vehicles); DPW traffic issues (street lights, street signs, traffic signs, traffic signals, and road surface marking) and Sanitation (dead animal pickup, illegal dumping, large item pickup, trash/garbage pickup, residential recycling). Throughout 2013, NOLA 311 will continue to integrate additional departments and services..
The mission and goals of NOLA 311 are accomplished by:
- Documenting issues identified by constituents and providing a case reference number for status updates
- Providing a clean hand off to the appropriate City department for service delivery
- Allowing departments to focus on service delivery
For a complete telephone directory of all CIty of New Orleans departments, please click here.
St. Paul's Homecoming Center
The St. Paul’s Homecoming Center serves many in need while helping to ensure the future of the city and its amazing heritage. Although there have been incredible successes and achievements through the Center – the work in New Orleans is still not complete. The Center’s mission to restore lives and rebuild homes continues today. The vision for the Center is that through its services, dedicated volunteers and supporters from all over the world, New Orleans and all of its residents will be restored and renewed and able to experience the grace that God gives. For more information on the services provided by the St. Paul Homecoming Center, please visit www.stpaulshomecomingcenter.org.
Hike for KaTREEna (now Nola Tree Project)
New Orleans suffered many losses in Katrina and its aftermath. One of the major casualties was the city's trees. Over 100,000 were lost, including most of the beautiful magnolias and many live oaks. In 2006, lifelong New Orleans resident Monique Pilié hiked the 2175 miles of the Appalachian Trail, starting in Georgia and ending in Maine. Her goal was to raise awareness of the storm’s impact on the city’s treescape and to raise enough money to plant one tree in New Orleans for every mile she hiked. To that end she started a non-profit organization called “Hike for KaTREEna”. On October 7 2006, after six months hiking, Monique finished the Appalachian Trail, arriving at Mt Katahdin in Maine. During the hike she raised thousands of dollars. She came home and, together with a host of volunteers from New Orleans and across the country, she began planting trees.
Hike for KaTREEna is still planting… and still raising money to replace the tens of thousands of trees still sorely missed in New Orleans. Hike for KaTREEna accomplishes this with an army of committed planters. Become a New Orleans volunteer and join our efforts toward the restoration and beautification of this wonderful community! For more information on Hike for KaTreena, please visit www.hikeforkatreena.com.
Friends of West End
Older than the Garden District, West End is home to the creation, in 1849, of the second-oldest and highly respected yacht club in the United States, the Southern Yacht Club. Bruning’s, which opened in 1859, was the city’s third oldest continuously running restaurant after Antoine’s and Tujaque’s, and West End was once the scene of a thriving jazz district accessible by streetcars from downtown where greats such as Louis Armstrong regularly played. The Higgins Landing Boats, the landing craft that Eisenhower said made D-Day possible and which enabled New Orleans to capture the National D-Day Museum were even tested at West End. The historic list runs the gamut from the remnants of one of only two electric prismatic fountains still in existence to the heralded training grounds that have produced 12 Olympic sailors for the US including seven medals, an accomplishment unrivaled by any other city. However, today West End stands at a crossroads and needs your help to achieve its potential as a real, sustained economic and recreational driver for all of our Lakefront neighborhoods.
Formed in 2009, the Friends of West End (FOWE), is a non-profit with the goal of returning the area’s massive greenspaces and park infrastructure to their former glory and then surpassing that. Already the Friends of West End has landscaped the entranceway to West End and completed a $20,000 study to determine the feasibility of restoring the historic 1915 Darlington Prismatic Fountain which is the centerpiece of West End Park. The FOWE are planning substantial investments to make the park more child friendly as well as build a linear wetlands park along Breakwater Dr. Through fully volunteer supported efforts and individual and corporate tax deductible donations, FOWE is committed to West End. The organization, which includes representatives from the Lakeview Civic Association and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation, is poised to act on the community’s ideas which were unearthed during the extensive public master planning process. Please visit www.friendsofwestend.org for more information on the efforts and services of Friends of West End and on how to donate to restoring the lakefront.