The department says the city’s zoning laws require businesses to close their doors and windows during live performances, meaning outdoor shows are not allowed. The planning commission and Music and Culture Coalition question this interpretation.
The New Orleans City Council utility committee on Wednesday advanced a plan for Entergy New Orleans to add 90 megawatts of solar energy to its portfolio.
“This has been a really drawn-out process that started all the way back in 2016,” Councilwoman and utility chair Helena Moreno said. “The council has had to come in multiple times to push Entergy to make all of this work and get to where we are today.”