New Orleans City Council Makes Changes To Mardi Gras Parade Rules
Changes to Mardi Gras parade rules in New Orleans sailed easily through the New Orleans City Council, according to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.
The newspaper reported parade-goers will now face a $250 fine for throwing beads back at floats. They'll likewise face a similar fine for placing their private portable toilets on public property, which includes the neutral ground on divided roadways.
Ladders, tents, grills, and other personal items must also be at least six feet back from the curb; ladders cannot be chained together. Roping off private areas will also be banned.
The changes come after several months of meetings with residents, parade krewes, and public officials, the newspaper reported.