From Maggie Carroll <[email protected]>
Subject City Council Threatens Mayor Cantrell
Date April 21, 2022 3:20 AM
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ūüö®This is an urgent action alert. Some members of the City Council are trying to make it harder for Mayor Cantrell to do the job we elected her to do.

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We need your help. This is an urgent action alert. ([link removed])

Some members of the City Council are trying to make it harder for Mayor LaToya Cantrell to do the job we elected her to do. They want to turn mayoral appointments into a Washington DC style confirmation hearing filled with gridlock.

Can we pave the streets with gridlock?

Will you submit a public comment OPPOSING Cal. No. 33,625? ([link removed])

The Mayor has the power to hire and fire city employees. As former Mayor Marc Morial, CEO and president of the National Urban League pointed out, “the council has ample authority… without introducing a confirmation process. It would turn the appointments process into the circus, posturing, and gamesmanship we see in Washington."

The council already has the authority to check mayoral appointments. Yet they want to take an unprecedented swipe at the City’s charter. This reckless action is an attack on the basic mayoral decisions that municipal executives make. The Mayor of New Orleans has always operated as the city’s chief executive, which is typical of most state and city governments.

It is notable that it is happening during the term of our first black woman executive in 300 years.

Unfortunately, it is clear as day that the council’s priorities are misplaced. Our city is concerned with fighting crime and fixing the roads. Gridlock will not solve either of those issues.

Please act fast and join us in supporting Mayor Cantrell by submitting public comment OPPOSING Cal. No. 33,625! ([link removed])

Our city is still recovering from unprecedented challenges and moving into hurricane season. It is time to come together, not work against each other.

Frankly, it will make our city unmanageable if we cannot staff City Hall without City Council obstruction.

You can also prevent DC style gridlock from overtaking New Orleans by OPPOSING Cal. No. 33,625 in person at 10:00 a.m. Thursday morning in the council chamber. ([link removed])

With urgency,

Maggie Carroll
Executive Director
Action New Orleans
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