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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City reaches settlement, will enforce Clean Zone this week

January 28, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans and the ACLU of Louisiana reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on behalf of Tara Ciccarone and Pastor Troy Bohn.  The settlement notes that the City may apply and enforce laws regarding specified commercial signage and advertising in the Clean Zone.  It clarifies that the Clean Zone is not intended to affect non-commercial speech.  Only minor changes will be made to the application and enforcement of the current Clean Zone ordinance for the Super Bowl, and the original boundaries will remain intact.

The Clean Zone addresses issues such as certain types of signage, outdoor vending and erecting structures and tents that the City already permits. It is an additional temporary designation that seeks to protect the quality of life for residents and assists businesses in thriving during the Super Bowl. The City and other cities nationwide have instituted “clean zones” for similar major events.

Enforcement of the Clean Zone ordinance will begin today by the City’s Finance Department and the New Orleans Police Department. In addition to signage and structures, enforcement agents will be focusing on illegal vending. Municipal summonses will be issued for vendors who do not adhere to the City vending ordinances, in which permits must be obtained and all sales or use taxes remitted back to the City.

The Clean Zone boundaries, during the time period beginning on Monday, January 28, 2013, and ending at six o’clock (6:00) P.M. on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, are as follows: 

  • Earhart Boulevard to Calliope Street;
  • Calliope Street to Religious Street;
  • Religious Street to Orange Street proceeding across the Mississippi River along the West
  • Bank Levee to the termination of Thayer Street;
  • Continuing across the Mississippi River to Congress Street;
  • Congress Street to Royal Street;
  • Royal Street to Franklin Avenue;
  • Franklin Avenue to St. Claude Avenue;
  • St. Claude Avenue to Elysian Fields Avenue;
  • Elysian fields Avenue to North Claiborne Avenue;
  • North Claiborne Avenue to Tulane Avenue;
  • Tulane Avenue to North Broad; and
  • North Broad to Earhart Boulevard.

As a general principle, the Clean Zone boundaries are intended to include the entire street, sidewalk, or right-of-way of the indicated area. Additional info can be found at http://www.nola.gov/superbowl.

To report Clean Zone or permitting offenses, please contact (504)-658-2020.

 
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Last updated: 1/28/2013 4:31:55 PM

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