City Council President Helena Moreno Pauses Campaign To Focus on Ida Recovery Efforts

Credit: City Council President Helena Moreno’s Instagram account

City Council President Helena Moreno announced Sunday afternoon on Instagram that she would pause her campaign activities for the next several weeks.

“The storm certainly brought us some tough challenges. We initially needed to focus on ensuring people’s’ basic needs were met, restoring power, clearing debris, bringing our small businesses back and getting people beck home,” Moreno explained.

The work is not over, she continued, and in many respects, particularly around accountability and oversight, “it’s about to get harder.”

Moreno said this is a responsibility that is part of her job as Council President that she takes very seriously. “I’m going to make decisions based on what I believe is best for the people of this city and take the time to get it right with meaningful policies,” Moreno continued.

Moreno also expressed her gratitude to every New Orleanian who helped a neighbor or someone in need during the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

Moreno said that there is tough work ahead but that her priority will be the people of New Orleans and not politics.

Last week state elected officials postponed the  October 9th municipal and special elections until November. Moreno is running for re-election for her second term as a Councilmember At Large.

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