tMAY 18, 2012 - NewOrleansEast.com
"Enough is Enough" - Blight Rally
Residents and business owners are taking serious aim at blighted properties that significantly thwart business attraction initiatives. A "Top Tent" list of these 'economic eyesores' was recently created and a rally was held to expedite the cleanup of these properties. The effort is ongoing. As property owners become 'good community partners' by making the necessary remedial efforts, their properties will be removed from the list while other offenders will be added.
Project coordinator and community advocate, Nakisa Evin Knot address rally attendees.


Fighting Blight...
Recognizing the deterrence on economic development and quality of life, the residents and business owners are calling attention to blighted properties and their owners through a media campaign that launched on May 18, 2012.  Attracting residents and retail are top priorities of the community. Beautification projects and community engagement initiatives are among the various efforts under way to achieve these goals.




ABOVE: Nakisha Ervin Knott, Chair of the ENONAC Blight Committee, addresses the audience and media at the May 18th 2012 rally.

ABOVE:  Troy Henry (right), resident, business leader and Chair of the Fast Forward Restart Advisory Committee, lending his support in the cleanup effort.

ABOVE: Barbara Johnson, Director of the Fast Forward Restart initiative provides history and objective of the NOLA East Clean Sweep Rally.



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