Robert Morris / Uptown Messenger

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleanians could see clearer laws about the placement of ladders, more control over the locations of portable toilets, and more efforts to clear public spaces during and between Mardi Gras parades next year, based on a number of ideas Uptown residents discussed with their City Councilwoman on Saturday afternoon.

The city already has laws governing parade-route conduct, but a lack of enforcement over the years has meant growing encroachment of shared spaces by 'homesteaders,' as some Uptown residents called the people who stake out large areas of the sidewalk or neutral ground, roping off areas, erecting tents or creating a wall of ladders along the curb.

Head to our partners at TheUptown Messenger for some of the ideas pitched

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