Council Unanimously Passes Council President Moreno's Resolution to Appeal for Federal Assistance for Storm Restoration Costs and Power Grid Upgrades

 

10/08/2021

The Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Council President Helena Moreno and co-authored by all seven Councilmembers that appealed to federal officials, including President Biden and Louisiana's Congressional Delegation, for funding to shoulder power restoration costs from Hurricane Ida, as well as future grid resiliency investments. 
 
"Protecting the people of New Orleans from escalating storm restoration costs, as well as from the storms that are sure to come into the future, is essential," said Council President Moreno. "We are all committed to working as hard as possible to find federal resources to help defray the costs already at our doorstep, but we're not willing to simply wait for the next storm. We must make generational investments in grid hardening and resiliency to protect us into the future from an increasingly tumultuous climate to keep costs from piling up in years to come."
 
Council President Moreno traveled to Washington D.C. with Councilmember Joe Giarrusso this week to carry this message directly to federal decision-makers, including meetings with Congressman Troy Carter and Vice-President Kamala Harris.

SOURCE:
New Orleans City Council


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