Fix My Streets Financing Working Group to Hold Public Meeting


NEW ORLEANS – January 18, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — The Fix My Streets Financing Working Group will hold its second public meeting to begin the process of finding solutions to address New Orleans’ long-term infrastructure needs.

Established by Executive Order by Mayor Landrieu, the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group has been charged with developing recommendations about how the City can pay for interior street repairs. The Executive Order charges the Working Group with the following:

To review all estimates for replacements and repair of all streets and subsurface utilities in New Orleans;
To review all current funding sources for street and subsurface utility repairs in New Orleans;
To review the pavement condition survey completed by the City of New Orleans that will be used for street prioritization;
To review strategies that parties are currently using to inform the public about construction progress and timelines, as well as future construction;
To review information about national best practices for financing infrastructure repair and recommendations that other organizations may submit to the Working Group;
To review the planning processes, policies and implementation strategies undertaken by the various agencies fixing streets and subsurface utilities;
To assess the affordability of the various options for financing infrastructure repairs; and
To make final recommendations to the Mayor and the City Council regarding a long-term strategic financing plan for infrastructure repairs—particularly streets and subsurface utilities- in Orleans Parish.
The Fix My Streets Financing Working Group is comprised of members with expertise in finance, business, construction, engineering, transportation and civic engagement. Appointments to the working group include:

Chair, Dr. Norma Jean Mattei, President-elect, American Society of Civil Engineers, former Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Orleans
Hon. Nadine Ramsey, Councilmember District C, Chair of New Orleans City Council Public Works, Sanitation & Environment Committee
Hon. Jason R. Williams, Councilmember-At-Large, City of New Orleans
Walter Brooks, Executive Director, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
Shawn Wilson, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
Robert Lupo, CEO, Lupo Enterprises, real estate developer, founder of Fix My Streets campaign
Todd James, Principal, Mathes Brierre Architects, board member, Young Leadership Council
Henry F. “Freddy” Yoder, Jr., retired President & Chief Operating Officer, Durr Heavy Construction, Fix My Streets campaign
Eric Songy, President, Bocage Neighborhood Association, Fix My Streets campaign
Barbara Woolfolk, Past President, Villa Sites Neighborhood Association
James R. Amdal, Director, UNO Transportation Institute
Wayne Neveu, Special Counsel, Foley Judell, National Association of Bond Lawyers
Damon Burns, CEO, Munivestor
This working group will continue to meet through February 2016. Preliminary recommendations will be made in time for the State’s regular legislative session local bill filing deadlines should any legislation be needed. Additional meetings may be required throughout the year.


WHAT: Public meeting for Fix My Streets Financing Working Group

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

10:30 a.m.

WHERE: New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board

2100 Leon C. Simon, 2nd Floor Training Room

New Orleans, LA 70122


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