Could New Orleans see a 'nightlife mayor' soon?

By WBOK Staff

Friday, November 19, 2021

There's a big push by people living in the historic French Quarter and Marigny for the city to create an "office of night economy" or what's called a "nightlife mayor."

Believe it or not — other major cities have added this position.

New Orleans is a party city and this office would operate from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. Candidates on the campaign trail right now support the idea.

The historic Faubourg Marigny, adjacent to the French Quarter, is a neighborhood Allen Johnson calls home.

He also doubles as president of the neighborhood improvement association and is pushing an interesting concept.

"If we are going to operate at night and make money at night, then city hall should do the same," Johnson said.

So, his group is pushing city hall to create the office of night economy or a nightlife mayor.

He's not alone. The Vieux Carre Property Owners & Resident's Association also back it.

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