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MAYOR CANTRELL WELCOMES VISITORS TO ADA GRANDSTAND FOR MARDI GRAS PARADES

NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Sunday greeted visitors to the ADA grandstand, which provides people living with disabilities a parade-viewing space across from Gallier Hall.

"We want to ensure that the Carnival season can be experienced by everyone, and in a safe environment. On Sunday I had the opportunity to meet our residents living with disabilities or other challenges who were able to view the parades from our ADA grandstand. We are saying yes to inclusiveness and yes to safe spaces for all of our people," said Mayor Cantrell. "Congratulations to our Americans with Disabilities Administrator, Eva M. Hurst, for meeting our people where they are. We look forward to more of our people taking advantage of this opportunity to enjoy Mardi Gras."

Nearly 40 visitors watched the parades over the past three days. More are expected for the second weekend. Limited spaces are still available and are on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a spot please call (504) 658-2021 or email emhurst.