Mayor Cantrell Warns That Illegally Placed Ladders Along Parade Route Will Be
Feb 27 2019

Mayor Cantrell Warns That Illegally Placed Ladders Along Parade Route Will Be "Destroyed"

By: Emilia DiFabrizio

Mayor Latoya Cantrell posted to Twitter on Tuesday (Feb. 26) a warning that illegally placed viewing ladders along parade routes will be “destroyed.” City Code prohibits setting up a ladder more than 24 hours before the parade and less than six feet from the curb.

Social media reports indicated that city workers were collecting ladders and tarpaulins from the neutral ground on St. Charles Ave Tuesday afternoon, with a resulting ladder-free stretch from Napoleon Ave to Lee Circle.

Cantrell is continuing the enforcement of the hard-line policy former Mayor Mitch Landrieu implemented last year when the city focused on the ladders that had been chained together, another code violation.

Anything that blocks public access and rights of way is bound to be removed, the mayor’s office has said. The final week of the Carnival season begins Wednesday with the Krewe of Druids at 6:15 p.m. followed by Nyx at 7 p.m. Thus, ladders can be placed along the route at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the earliest.

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