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Mardi Gras Laws on Ladders, Portalettes Pass Council

Mardi Gras is gearing up, and the 2014 season has some new laws that can see parade goers paying upwards of a $250 fine for violating any of latest parade provisions. The Council officially voted on banning portalettes, fining for "throwbacks" from beads to the floats, and other new regulations. 

Mardi Gras Laws Back on Council Agenda

Carnival is on the agenda once again at the New Orleans City Council's meeting on Thursday. The full Council will consider a slate of changes to the laws governing Carnival parade behavior. The changes, proposed by  District B rep LaToya Cantrell, include new regulations governing ladders, port-a-potties and "throwbacks."

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Mardi Gras Ladders: Traditions, Practical Uses, and Tricked Out

Big Easy babies learn from a young age that, when it comes to Mardi Gras, bigger is always better. Rather than fighting through the crowds for their plush throws and bags of beads, pint-sized revelers get customized ladders with box seats, literally.

Mayor Mitch, Serpas Spell Out Mardi Gras Don'ts

CBD - As New Orleans gets ready to open the Mardi Gras Mainline down St. Charles Ave. on Friday, Mayor Mitch gathered city officials and the press today to remind everyone that there will be police officers everywhere during Mardi Gras, that it is possible to be rude to others on the parade route and that the City of New Orleans now employs elbow grease. 

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