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BGR report proposes using fees, not taxes, to fund New Orleans’ drainage system

Feb 14, 2017

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board should consider levying usage fees to pay for the upkeep of its drainage system rather than relying on the property taxes that now fund the system, according to a new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Government Finance, Infrastructure, Orleans Parish

Here’s how Convention Center can help fund New Orleans public safety plan

Feb 11, 2017

But that raises questions about whether the city should be able to determine its own priorities, or whether it should rely on the largess of another entity. “It does strike one as an unusual power dynamic that speaks to the need to revisit that structure,” Amy Glovinsky, president and CEO of BGR, a nonpartisan research group, said last week.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Crime, Government Finance, Orleans Parish, Taxes

Why will New Orleans property owners get another tax bill this year?

Feb 1, 2017

This millage provides 28 percent of the revenue the Sewerage and Water Board uses for system upkeep, according to the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Government Finance, Infrastructure, Orleans Parish, Taxation & Assessments, Taxes

Major expansion of surveillance cameras in French Quarter, 20 hot spots

Jan 23, 2017

The city will be picking up about $16 million of the cost of the plan, with the rest being born by the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The convention center is a state entity with its own taxing power that has come under criticism from the non-partisan Bureau of Governmental Research for maintaining a $200 million reserve, which the group has argued could go toward other more urgent needs in the city.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Crime, Government Finance, Orleans Parish

Nell Nolan: BGR annual luncheon; Catholic Foundation Dinner; Eugene Schreuiber Award

Jan 3, 2017

Mark A. Mayer, outgoing board chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bureau of Governmental Research, opened the program at the BGR 2016 annual Luncheon with words of welcome, and, moments later, remarks. In between, Nominating Committee Chairman J. Kelly Duncan recognized new officers and directors.

Source: The Advocate

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