Posts tagged Orleans Parish Neutral Grounds
Saw the mayor, police chief, etc. talking on TV tonight about the removal of all port-0-lets from the neutral grounds that are around the St. Charles Avenue, Napoleon Avenue, and Canal Street for Endymion.
This is no new tradition. Many of the families around the parade routes have been paying for their own Port-o-Potties for decades!! Whole families and groups depend for decades on this relatively unobtrusive, since they appear and vanish within 10 or less days without fail.
I do not think the Mayor or Police Chief are using the right logic in carrying out this decision without any public opinion sought. I wouldn’t be surprised if the City Council revisits this ban very quickly.
What’s the deal here? Has the city been paying for the Port -o- Lets on the neutral grounds? The answer is NO NO NO!! So what is really behind this decision?
OTHER OPTIONS FOR BATHROOMS ON THE NEUTRAL GROUNDS ON NEW ORLEANS DURING PARADE TIME
Right Aid at St. Charles and Louisiana Avenues have a dozen port-0-lots available. They are free for cutomers, and $2 for everyone else, and the money aids the New Orleans Musicians Clinic!
My group usually hang out on Napoleon Avenue around Coliseum Street. Sophie Gumbel School offers clean bathrooms very cheaply. The fees benefit the school. $5. per day per person as many times as you like. $2. for single usage. A great deal!!