City Council Will Vote on Renaming Jefferson Davis Parkway

NEW ORLEANS – Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno said the New Orleans City Council will consider a final ordinance to rename Jefferson Davis Parkway to Norman C. Francis Parkway during its Aug. 21 meeting. Ordinance 33,004 is scheduled to be discussed at approximately noon. 

“Removing the vestiges of Jim Crow from our public spaces is essential work,” said Moreno. “It does not solve our problems, but it is a small part of healing our society’s wounds. This change, driven by a community-led petition, supported by five current or former New Orleans mayors, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, congressmen, state senators and even national figures like Stevie Wonder is just the beginning of our work to defeat and dismantle systems and symbols of white supremacy and racism.”

The City Planning Commission unanimously approved the name change at this month’s meeting. Now, the Council is set to finally vote on the new name, which, if approved, will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

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