July 29, 2022
NoticeMe Land Use Notification System Now Featuring Text Option at Councilmember Joe Giarrusso’s Request
NEW ORLEANS - District "A" Councilmember Joe Giarrusso has issued the following statement regarding the new opt-in to NoticeMe’s texting feature his office requested:

"We have seen the skepticism and confusion stemming from unawareness of major land use requests. I have been and remain committed to improving transparency and communication of these requests for everyone. Now, there is a new way to be notified of special zoning issues. 

NoticeMe now features a texting option, so residents can receive land use notices right to their phones. This update stems from the Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) amendments spearheaded by my office earlier this year. 

The City Council unanimously passed amendments to the NPP process in May, adding public meeting requirements for four major land use requests: (1) zoning text amendments; (2) amendments to conditional uses; (3) institutional master plan implementation and amendments; and, (4) interim zoning district implementations. To read the full ordinance, click here.

I want to thank Eric Ogburn and J.B. Raasch with the Department of Information Technology & Innovation for working diligently on this request. You must opt-in to NoticeMe’s texting feature. To sign up, log into your account at And, if you haven’t signed up for NoticeMe’s email alerts, click here to create an account."


Media Contact:
Claire Byun
Office of Joseph I. Giarrusso, III
New Orleans City Council
The New Orleans City Council is the legislative branch of the New Orleans city government. The Council considers and enacts all local laws that govern the City of New Orleans. The Council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City, as recommended by the mayor, and continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The City Council is also the regulatory body for public utilities. It also reviews and has the final say on many land use and zoning matters, as well as considers major economic development projects for the City. As a Board of Review for Orleans Parish, the Council examines appeals of property tax assessments for real estate taxes and certifies tax rolls to the Louisiana Tax Commission. Other responsibilities of the Council include overseeing the operation of the public access television in Orleans Parish. Streaming video and video archives of the City Council's Regular and Committee meetings can be found on the City Council website.

The City Council is comprised of five districts and Councilmembers-at-large: Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno; Council Vice President and Councilmember-At-Large JP Morrell; District "A" Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso, III; District "B" Councilmember Lesli D. Harris; District "C" Councilmember Freddie King III; District "D" Councilmember Eugene J. Green, Jr.; and District "E" Councilmember Oliver M. Thomas, Jr.