Proven Success

Since taking office just 3 & 1/2 years ago, Councilmember Guidry has helped reform the criminal justice system, expand neighborhood inclusion, improve efficiency, fix hundreds of miles of roads, attract new businesses, and create opportunities for residents. 
The Mid-City Market is open, creating over 150 jobs and keeping tax dollars right here in our backyard!
Virtually every major street in District “A” is being repaired during Susan’s first term, and many more are slated to be fixed.
Susan established annual Special Joint Criminal Justice-Budget Committee Midyear Budget Review Hearings to more closely examine the budgets of the City’s various criminal justice agencies and departments.


Susan played a lead role in the creation of the City’s pedicab pilot program.
Susan spearheaded the passage of ordinances allowing prosecution of certain misdemeanors  in Municipal court rather than Criminal District Court, thus allowing dedication of additional funds and resources to the apprehension and prosecution of violent offenders.
Susan authorized Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety & Corrections to create a forensic science partnership to hire and train three NOPD DNA analysts.
Susan facilitated Final Four, Women’s Final Four, and Super Bowl events across District “A”.
As Chair of the Governmental Affairs Committee, Susan presided over the review and recommendation of approximately 400 appointments to various city boards and commissions
To make it fairer, more consistent, and more cost-effective, Susan voted to reform the City’s Property Tax Assessment appeals process.
Susan passed New Orleans’s first-ever Integrated Resource Plan that provides blueprint for New Orleans’s energy future over the next 20 years.

Susan co-sponsored a resolution supporting the St. Charles Avenue streetcar for National Historic Landmark status.