Old Metairie Commission (OMC)

Public Hearing


Certification of Meeting Conducted Pursuant to La. R.S. 42:17.1


In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and, in accordance with R.S. 42:17.1, this notice shall serve as certification of the Old Metairie Commission’s inability to otherwise operate in accordance with the Louisiana Open Meetings Law due to such a meeting being detrimental to the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public as a result of the public health emergency as declared by Governor Edwards. The Old Metairie Commission will provide for attendance at its essential government meeting on May 6, 2021 via teleconference because it is unable to obtain a quorum. It is essential that the Old Metairie Commission continue to operate because matters that are critical to the continuation of the business of this public body are not able to be postponed to a meeting held in accordance with the other provisions of the Louisiana Open Meetings Law due to the time constraints and notice requirements of the Jefferson Parish Code of Ordinances.


The Old Metairie Commission Public Hearing will be broadcast live on JPTV (check with your cable provider regarding the channel), Facebook live on the Jefferson Parish official page, and on http://www.jeffparish.tv/live/ .


The reports and corresponding maps/graphics for each agenda item are available on the Jefferson Parish website at www.JeffParish.net/OMC. Please click the link “OMC Reports and Graphics” on the sidebar of the Old Metairie Commission page.



DATE: May 6, 2021


TIME: 9:00 AM


Conference call number:

(877) 336-1828

Access code:





Instructions for Participation:


If you have questions that you would like answered during the teleconference regarding one or more agenda items, please email your question(s) to JPPlanning@jeffparish.net and include the docket number in the subject line.


If you wish to participate in the teleconference, please call the conference call number provided above and enter in the access code provided above. Once you join the teleconference, you will automatically be muted by the teleconference monitor. The Chairman will proceed in order of the agenda set forth below. He will announce each agenda item by the docket number and the clerk will read a description of the agenda item. Following this, the Planning Department Staff Member will present the Planning Department’s technical report and recommendation. Once the Planning Department Staff Member has concluded his presentation, the Chairman will open the public hearing. If you wish to speak once the public hearing is opened for an agenda item, please press #2 when the Chairman opens the public hearing and your virtual hand will be raised for the teleconference monitor to unmute you. The clerk for the meeting will acknowledge each unmuted attendee by either name or the last four digits of the telephone number from which they are calling. Unmuted attendees will be acknowledged in the order in which their hand is raised. Once acknowledged, the clerk will invite you to speak and, at that time, you will be able to participate in the meeting.


If you wish to speak on a particular agenda item, please send your name, telephone number, docket number for the agenda item upon which you wish to speak (ex: OM-1-21) and whether you are speaking in support of or opposition to the agenda item to JPPlanning@jeffparish.net as this information will help to facilitate this process. Please note however, that, while it will help facilitate the process, participants do not have to email their information in ahead of time in order to speak. You may still call in and participate in the teleconference by asking questions or voicing concerns regarding an agenda item even if you did not provide your information ahead of time in an email.

If you wish to provide the Old Metairie Commission with any exhibits and/or photos in relation to any agenda item, please send these exhibits/photos to JPPlanning@jeffparish.net for inclusion in the visual aids for this meeting. Any exhibits/photos submitted after 2:00 pm on May 5, 2021 cannot be guaranteed inclusion in the teleconference visual aids.