Audubon considers rule change to increase public input

Audubon considers rule change to increase public input

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Audubon Commission will consider a rule change calling for additional public input and comment before considering new developments.

The commission will vote on the new rule at its regularly scheduled meeting Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Audubon Tea Room.

Under the proposal, the commission commits to holding a special meeting no less than 30 days prior to any consideration of a development that would result in the elimination of more than acre of green space at Audubon Park, Woldenberg Park, Audubon Wilderness Park or the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center.

The proposed resolution does not apply to renovations or developments that do not eliminate more than one acre of green space.

A proposal to build a soccer complex at The Fly died last month after complaints from the public.

Audubon Commission President J. Kelly Duncan, Jr. says they've heard the concerns of the community loud and clear.

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