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New Year, New Progress – CBNO Field Report: Emily Schnitt

Happy, happy 2015! I am very excited to have had such a wonderful 2014, and I hope that this year follows suit. At CBNO, we are looking forward to finishing up our surveys for the Neighborhood Participation Project (NPP) of residents and businesses to complete the report for suggestions to the NPP legislation to propose changes to make the process go smoothly for all involved parties. I am looking forward to see the final product of the report that will help many citizens involved in this process.

Last week, we had our Pay-It-Forward Happy Hour at Eiffel Society. There was a great turnout, and Eiffel Society is generous enough to donate 20% of the bar proceeds from that evening to CBNO. I believe it was a good time for the Bryan Bell Metropolitan Leadership Forum Alumni to join together for another social event.

The poster for CBNO's pay-it-forward happy hour last week.

The poster for CBNO’s pay-it-forward happy hour last week.

In other exciting news, the Citizen’s Guide is taking on a bit more life now. GoogleMaps (yes, maps!) has a great platform in which one can make interactive maps using different colors and symbols to denote different categories. I am  using this to show some of the distribution of services throughout the city by category, such as courts, health, and recreation services. I am now trying to figure out the best way to format the Citizen’s Guide in the most cohesive manner possible. It will most likely be alphabetical, but I hope to make a format that is the best for readers.

CBNO will be doing a guide to services in the city of New Orleans

CBNO will be doing a guide to services in the city of New Orleans

That’s all for now! Suggestions for formatting for the citizens guide are welcome.

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This entry was posted on January 26, 2015 by in VISTA Field Reports.

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