The GDSD Board of Commissioners holds regular quarterly meetings which are usually held at the Andrew Jackson, 1550 Second Street. Our last meeting was held on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:15 am at the Andrew Jackson Condominiums, 1550 Second. Street. Our next meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 25, 2013 at 8:15 am. Please recheck the schedule with the GDSD office in case the time or date changes: 525-7911.
This meeting was the annual public hearing and budget meeting of the GDSD Board of Commissioners. All residents were welcomed to attend and participate in the meeting where Commissioners discussed and determined the number of mills to be levied against each property for 2013 and to pass a budget for the coming year. The Board of Commissioners voted to request that the City Council levy 11 mills for 2013, a decrease of 1 mil from 2012. (Therefore, the tax on a home assessed for $350,000 will be approximately $385.00 for 2013. Property tax bills which include this tax will be sent from the City of New Orleans to all property owners in December of 2012 and will be due before February 1st, 2013.
Since 1999, the Garden District Security District (GDSD) has patrolled our Garden District streets around the clock. This 24 hour supplemental security service is provided by private patrol and off-duty NOPD officers. For the past many years, three GDSD officers patrol simultaneously around the clock, and one NOPD off duty officers is on duty for GDSD for an additional shift each day. All residents and businesses within the boundaries of Louisiana Avenue, Carondelet Street, Jackson Avenue and Magazine Street (both sides of all streets) are eligible to call for GDSD patrol service any time of the day or night.
All day, every day, GDSD officers are available in the District to assist you in emergency situations, to check your home or business when you are out of town, escort you safely from your car to your door, check out suspicious persons in the area, work closely with the NOPD officers of the Sixth District to monitor and deter crime in the area, and report crimes that have occurred.
We encourage you to get to know your officers and your neighbors. Stay safe!