'Fix My Streets' holding meeting to voice concerns

Published: Jul. 22, 2014 at 11:11 AM CDT
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A Fix My Streets sign in Lakeview (Photo by Carolyn Schofield)
A Fix My Streets sign in Lakeview (Photo by Carolyn Schofield)

Residents upset with the condition of dilapidated streets around the New Orleans area now have an opportunity to speak out.

Construction continues along Harrison Ave., but homeowners in Lakeview say they want to see more orange cones up in their neighborhoods.

The signs went up a couple of months ago for the organization "Fix my Streets," along with an aggressive social media campaign aimed at getting the city involved.

Founder Robert Lupo says he wanted to remind the city that the streets in Lakeview needed help. He said he also wanted to remind citizens of Lakeview that they shouldn't be complacent.

"We need to see it happen. We need to keep the pressure up until we see shovels in the ground," said Lupo.

Lupo handed out more than 400 signs which line the streets in Lakeview and other neighborhoods in New Orleans.

On Tuesday night, Fix my Streets will hold a meeting in Lakeview.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and council members have been invited to attend the Town Hall meeting at 7 p.m. inside the St. Dominic's gym in Lakeview.

Mayor Landrieu says he is budgeted $28 million for road repairs in Lakeview, $6 million which is already been spent.

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