February’s Breakfast with the Newsmaker guest is Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell (video)

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 Feb-2015-Newsmaker-copymaking 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.

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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,

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.

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About Anne Mueller

As the Development director Mueller leads The Lens’ fundraising efforts including foundations, major gifts, annual giving, events, sponsorship and prospect research. She has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector in New Orleans, New York City and Oxford, MS. Her professional experience include The National World War II Museum and A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane University. She received a bachelor’s degree in history from Bennington College (VT) and a master’s degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture. She can be reached at (504) 258-1624.

  • nickelndime

    ASP (that’s my pet snake ASP) cannot wait!!! ASP says that LaToya reminds him of Cleopatra. LMAspO! 02/04/2015 2:02 PM

  • nickelndime

    ASP (that’s my pet snake ASP) wants to play the “Cleopatra” game with LaToya Cantrell of the New Orleans City Council, but I said, “No ASP! No! You will get yourself poisoned if you bite that venomous (expletive deleted City Council Member). LMAspO! 02/10/2015 9:02 PM