'Uniting and strengthening New Orleans East neighborhoods'

Accomplishments of Eastern New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission recognized - NOLA.com


Sylvia Scineaux-Richard

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'Uniting and strengthening New Orleans East neighborhoods'




·         Submitted amendments to City Planning Commission which were approved to require equity in number of parks for residents & to provide pedestrian access to bus stops.


·         Volunteered assistance to tornado victims with food, water & Walmart gift cards


·         Conducted “How to Seminar” to help East New Orleans(ENO) residents with insurance, mortgage and legal issues   to protect their property after the tornado



·         Took a stand against Dollar General’s proposal to allow packaged liquor sales in their stores.  ENONAC submitted to their representative a Resolution opposing the sale of alcohol. The Resolution included a map which showed the proliferation of dollar stores in ENO.


·         Held a Commission Advisory Board (CAB) Retreat to re-examine Mission and Vision Statements and develop organizational values and provide training around community organizing skills.      


·         Attended City of New Orleans Community Summit on Public Safety and Short term Rentals



·         Employed the professional services of an Urban Planner to formulate Master Plan amendments and other land use and zoning issues for ENONAC.



·         Held discussions reference Succession of East New Orleans & Lower Ninth Ward to ensure important issues were addressed such as dedicated leadership to lead the new city, providing costs of utility services and maintaining roads & infrastructure as separate municipality. The discussion drew attention of city officials, and we used that opportunity to ask administration for better support for business development.


·         Supported Subdivision with Code Enforcement Hearing to determine fine for noncompliant Family Inn Hotel owner. As a result, the owner was fined and has since cleaned and maintained the property site.




·         Formulated a committee on the Holiday Inn blighted building on Chef Menteur Hwy.  As a result, the owner was required to clean and fence the property.


·         Held a meeting with developers and architects to discuss the benefits and availability of commercial and industrial land in addition to rail, water and air access for economic development in ENO.


·         Hosted several meetings on the Entergy proposal to build a new power plant in ENO for public discussion. Residents are concerned about possible negative impacts on water, land, air and property values. We reached out to engage City Council to do more research on this issue.


·         Attended dinner meeting with Senator Corey Booker of New Jersey to discuss community struggles with environmental and climate justice issues.  


·         Facilitated a Community Conversation with the New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison about public safety concerns of ENO residents.


·         Submitted a letter to Sewerage and Water Board to urge the dredging of New Orleans East Canals to prevent possible flooding of streets and neighborhoods after hard rains.


·         Implemented a Voter Drive Initiative Committee to increase ENO voter turnout. We designed and printed over 5,000 push cards for CAB Commissioners to distribute to the different subdivisions.


·         Collaborated with African-American Women of Purpose and Power (AAWPP) in hosting the Mayoral Candidate Forum at Xavier University.


·         Worked with the New Orleans Solid Rock Foundation to provide free ‘Toys for Tots” give-a-way for the ENO Community.


·         Investigating proposed lands use changes by the Port of New for property next to Entergy site to change their property in natural wetlands to industrial, so sites can be developed without public input and open space requirement. We submitted letters to Councilmembers and elected officials stating our opposition to what the Port is trying to do because the wetlands serve as a natural barrier against flooding, etc.


·         Hosted the 8th Annual ENONAC Holiday Extravaganza fundraiser, bringing ENO residents and businesses together in fun, food and fellowship

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