NEW ORLEANS — "Resolution No. R-18-5 was introduced and voted on by the New Orleans City Council under suspension of the rules and without adequate review and debate. The City Attorney and my administration were not made aware of this resolution prior to the vote. This resolution was ill advised, gratuitous and does not reflect the policy of the City of New Orleans.
"New Orleans is a proud, diverse international city that shares our culture, business and history with many global partners. From day one, our administration has been and will remain committed to human rights both in New Orleans and across the globe. Since yesterday’s City Council meeting, we have heard a variety of concerns from a cross-section of constituents about the potential impact of this resolution on our community.
"My administration understands that words matter and that there are consequences to the actions of government. This resolution is concerning and does not reflect the city’s history of inclusion and diversity.
"While the City Council has no authority to change New Orleans contracting and procurement process by resolution and my administration has no plans to change the contracting or investment policy of the city, I have instructed the City Attorney to review this resolution in order to more fully understand any legal and operational ramifications to the city."
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