The New Orleans Citizen Participation Program (CPP) is a citizen-driven project to design and implement a permanent, formal mechanism for citizen participation in New Orleans city government policy-setting and decision-making. Starting at the neighborhood level, the purpose of the CPP is to ensure that the citizens have a clear voice, at the beginning of the process, in all decisions that impact their quality of life. By creating this formal structure, citizens should have better access to information about both public and private sector proposals that will impact their neighborhoods; have a structured opportunity for input into these proposals; and receive accountability from city government for the final decisions on these proposals.
The New Orleans CPP is staffed and supported by a coalition of neighborhood, community, faith-based, and other organizations, led by the Committee for a Better New Orleans/Metropolitan Area Committee (CBNO/MAC). For more information, visit the New Orleans CPP website.