During the fall 2017 New Orleans municipal elections, CBNO worked with key partners to ensure that the CPP was addressed. Allies such as Forward New Orleans, EngageNOLA and the New Orleans Coalition included support for the CPP in their candidate platforms and forums. CBNO collaborated with WWL-TV to put on televised mayoral and Council-at-Large candidate forums, during which candidates were asked about their stance on the CPP. As a result, Mayor-elect Cantrell and all the incoming City Councilmembers have committed to implementing the CPP.
CBNO and other key partners are participating in the mayoral transition team process, and meeting with the new Councilmembers, to ensure that the new city government is prepared to begin work on CPP implementation soon after the May 7 inauguration. Key agencies involved with this will be the Neighborhood Engagement Office and the City Planning Commission, along with the mayor and City Council. The process of finalizing and adopting the CPP is anticipated to take approximately one year, with citywide implementation taking one to two additional years.