The Times-Picayune Endorses Kristin Gisleson Palmer for City Council

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW ORLEANS — The Times-Picayune editorial board has endorsed Kristin Gisleson Palmer for New Orleans City Council, District "C."

Full statement: 

Ms. Palmer, an Algiers resident, represented this district for four years but didn't seek re-election in 2014. Her track record on the council and in her work for non-profits to reduce blight make her the best choice for this seat. Ms. Palmer has been a strong advocate for the Algiers ferry and also worked to increase bike lanes across the city. She worked in her previous term to reduce blight and to improve conditions in rental housing. She previously headed up the Preservation Resource Center's Re-Building Together program from 2006-10, which rehabbed 250 houses during her tenure. She has served on numerous civic boards, including New Orleans Building Corp., New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corp., Algiers Development District, Smart Growth America and Evacuteer.org. She wants to improve transparency in all city contracts and spending and set up an independent commission to examine the city's infrastructure needs.

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Press ReleaseAndrea Dube