On Feb. 11, The Lens’ government accountability reporter, Charles Maldonado, will interview Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell at our monthly Breakfast with the Newsmakers event. The topics up for discussion include a number of ordinances making recent news: her proposed new regulations for rental units, and a new smoking ban for bars and other venues that she and her colleagues on the council passed.

We invite you to read the following related articles:

Rental-unit inspections, registration would be required under proposed ordinance

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 11

Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.

RSVP: Anne Mueller, amueller@TheLensNola.org

Location: Basin St. Station, 4th floor, 501 Basin St. at St. Louis Street

Parking: Available in the Basin St. Station parking lot adjacent to the facility. This map shows the location of the parking lot and adjacent access points.

The event recording is below.


Special thanks to our sponsors The Ella West Freeman Foundation, the Eugenie and Joseph Jones Foundation and Basin St. Station.


Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly business-social event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are open to the public.  They are free to Lens members, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.