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After the Fly Sports Complex Controversy, Audubon Commission Wants to Seek More Public Input

The commission heard the public's complaints loud and clear

The controversy over a proposed Carrollton Boosters sports complex at the Fly has boiled over (you can relive the drama via our timeline), as public outcry caused the project to die. In the wake of the controversy, the Audubon Commission—the stewards of Audubon-owned facilities—is changing how it does things.

The group is voting on a proposal today that "would require the commission to hold a public meeting 30 days before acting on any proposed developments that would eliminate more than 1 acre of green space. It also requires efforts to notify the public and city officials about such proposals."

You see? Organizing protest picnics and setting up Facebook groups do effect change.

After "The Fly" controversy, Audubon group to increase public notice about proposed additions to park [The Advocate]
The Proposed Sports Complex at the Fly Controversy: A Timeline [Curbed NOLA]