One thing I'd say with regard to the streetcar business;
Resuming normal street car service quickly after parades. When the streetcars stop, people quickly set up tents and grills on the tracks. Cleaning the neutral ground would allow the street cars to run and keep the areas clear. Some residents even suggested keeping the streetcars running during parades for the same reason, but Cantrell and NOPD officers present said that would likely pose too great a safety issue.Obviously you can't run them during the parades. But resuming service once the street sweepers have come through is an easy deterrent to the setting up of elaborate camp sites. The problem becomes most severe during the second weekend. And I'm pretty sure the streetcars currently don't run Saturday Sunday or Monday night before Mardi Gras.