Special Meeting Set For Today To Discuss Mardi Gras Parade Safety

Annual Mardi Gras Parade Held In New Orleans

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city officials are set to meet today to discuss changes to Mardi Gras.

The meeting is in response to a Mardi Gras season that saw several people fall from floats and two spectators killed when they were crushed while trying to cross between tandem floats.

Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser will attend the meeting and says he wants to discuss adding fencing between floats and other safety barriers.

Mayor Cantrell added that the city will do everything it can to improve Mardi Gras for 2021.

Meanwhile, some trucks are being banned from participating in the Elks, Krewe of Orleanians Parade ever again.

Exalted Ruler Brian Baye wrote on Facebook yesterday that the ban is due to repeated rules violations.

Baye also wrote that violation letters will be sent to multiple trucks because they kept throwing beyond the disband area.

Baye went on to praise the trucks that don't cause any problems.

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