Last month, the City of New Orleans launched an online platform to make it easier to find out about land-use changes throughout the city. NoticeMe is a personalized notification tool that emails citizens at varying times, depending on how often they select, to inform citizens of opportunities for public input on proposed land-use changes.
NoticeMe allows users to receive email notices of of public hearing schedules, along with when a report is ready, including actions related to City Planning Commission (CPC) notifications for conditional use requests, zoning changes, text amendments, and major subdivision; Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA) notifications for variance and decision appeals; and safety and permits notifications for zoning verifications and non-conforming use determinations.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu says since taking office, he has worked toward providing an open and transparent government that responds to the needs of its citizens. “In doing so, it is not uncommon for the average citizen to feel overwhelmed by the amount of information available to them and the number of public meetings scheduled. NoticeMe is an innovative tool that empowers our citizens to custom search by geographic location the specific information they need to stay informed on land-use changes anywhere in New Orleans.”
Custom emails are generated per user and filtered by meeting date, geography, and type of issue. “NoticeMe is a convenient, customizable tool that not only delivers notifications about land-use changes, but also informs citizens of upcoming opportunities to voice their own opinions about changes in their neighborhoods, their District, or any area of their choosing, explains District D Councilmember Jared C. Brossett. Users can receive notifications from one or more areas including by Council District, self-reported neighborhood association boundaries, or a custom area.
To find out more or to customize NoticeMe, visit noticeme.nola.gov.