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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tonight: MACCNO hosts "zoning, music and culture" meeting

Posted By on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:00 PM

click to enlarge Members of the Music and Culture Coalition outside City Hall in 2014. - ALEX WOODWARD
  • Members of the Music and Culture Coalition outside City Hall in 2014.

The Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MACCNO) grouped musicians, bars, venues and their advocates and other residents in the wake of music venue closures and other New Orleans cultural events in 2012. Tonight, MACCNO hosts the first of two call-to-action meetings on zoning, and how New Orleans' Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) "has — and will — impact music and cultural traditions" in the city.

Tonight's meeting will focus on music venues on Rampart Street, how people can protect neighborhood music venues, and what changes need to be made to reflect those challenges in the CZO, which determines the rules under which buildings can operate. The meeting also will include how the CZO "has historically treated culture in the city" as well as a breakdown of the latest CZO draft.

The meeting is 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at The Golden Feather (704 N. Rampart St.) and admission is free and open to the public. A second meeting will be held March 4 at Tulane City Center (1725 Baronne St.).

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