On the government side, city officials charged with making important decisions will have a much better feel for what the views and preferences of the people are before they take action. With a better understanding of community needs and priorities, government can design and deliver its various programs and services more effectively and more efficiently. In addition, the business community can work more closely with both neighborhoods and government with the CPP structure in place. Underlying all of this, establishing predictable, accessible communications structures enables all three – residents, businesses, government – to build trust and become
true partners in the future success of the city.
Strong support for the Community Participation Program exists across neighborhoods spanning the entire geography of New Orleans, as well as within the business community. Combined with the commitments from the incoming city government, this creates the “three-legged stool” of government, business and neighborhoods upon which a strong city must be built.