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BGR thinks the lack of planning for libraries is reason for concern

Apr 22, 2015

BGR was alarmed by the various discrepancies in the library’s numbers and the apparent lack of planning. It urged the library to return to voters in the fall with a well-developed strategic plan, based on sound numbers, showing that the new tax revenue will go toward a system that meets the public’s needs.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Taxes

St. Bernard voters being asked again to boost millage for flood protection

Apr 20, 2015

The millage proposal has the backing of the Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonpartisan public policy group in New Orleans.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Levees, On the Ballot, Taxes

Residents appeal to City Council for changes to new zoning law

Apr 19, 2015

The Bureau of Governmental Research is still not satisfied with a portion of the proposed law that would allow exemptions to some normal rules for “planned developments” that include “enhanced amenities,” such as open space and bike-sharing facilities, in their plans.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish, Zoning

Lake Borgne levee tax increase is essential for maintaining flood protection: Editorial

Apr 18, 2015

For the past three years, the district has taken $500,000 out of a reserve fund to balance its budget, BGR said in a report on the millage request. That can’t continue.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Levees, On the Ballot, Taxes

Voters consider Orleans Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s tax plan May 2

Apr 17, 2015

Voters rejected a nearly identical tax proposal last fall, despite support from Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office and the nonprofit government watchdog Bureau of Government Research. Both have reaffirmed that support for the current tax proposal, though BGR’s came with concerns over Gusman’s oversight and contracting practices.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Orleans Parish Prison, Taxes

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