Ordinances, Motions, & Resolutions Authored by Councilmember Gisleson Palmer & Adopted in 2013.

Creation of Multi-Modal and Transit Oriented Development (M-13-169) – directed City Planning Commission to collaborate with Regional Planning Commission, Downtown Development District, University of New Orleans Transportation Institute, and others to create a scope of work for consideration and to establish priorities for implementation in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance to connect Federal City in Algiers and the Naval Support Activity Base (East Bank) through multi-modal forms of transportation and promote Transit Oriented Development along routes linking the two destinations.

Ferry Fares (M-13-193) - requested that the fares are set to ensure the continued operation without interruption of the New Orleans ferry system and ultimately securing long-term operation of the New Orleans ferry system. On August 22, the City Council approved the fare structure.

LA Swift bus service (R-13-204) supported the continuation of the LA Swift bus service from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. Union Passenger Terminal’s application for TIGER V funding (R-13-185) supported the Union Passenger Terminal’s application for TIGER V funding to update the terminal track to current, more efficient and effective layout in order to improve maintenance and overall operations.

Complete Streets ordinance

Authored and passed the Complete Streets ordinance, the first in Louisiana, which states that when the City designs a street, it must design it for all users. This includes more bicycle facilities on the streets and pedestrian and ADA compliant facilities on sidewalks throughout the city.

Algiers-to-Canal Street Ferry

Palmer led elected officials and transit advocates in a successful campaign to save the ferry and ensure its sustainability for years to come.

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Restored recycling service to the French Quarter and Downtown Development District (DDD). Service in these areas was suspended after Hurricane Katrina.

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