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Let New Orleans ask voters for more police, fire resources: Editorial

Oct 22, 2014

The Bureau of Governmental Research points out that the legislation also doesn’t include protections to ensure the lots are redeveloped, and NORA and city officials are given no say over whether the lots should be sold for such a low price. That could set a bad precedent not only here, but statewide.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

Our Views: New plan for growth

Oct 21, 2014

If there are any potential glitches to adoption of the ordinance, it may be in the criticisms offered by the Bureau of Governmental Research, which took issue with Article 5 of the CZO.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Planning Issues, Zoning

Our Views: Our positions on charter, tax proposal

Oct 17, 2014

The charter amendment on contracting would codify some of these reforms, giving them more permanence than an executive order that could be changed by a new mayor. We agree with the nonpartisan Bureau of Governmental Research that this amendment should have gone further.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

Watchdog group wants zoning law tweak

Oct 14, 2014

The Bureau of Governmental Research issued a report Monday criticizing Article 5, a section of the CZO pertaining to “planned development standards.” BGR said in the report that the “broad scope” of Article 5 works against the overall goal of the CZO to provide clarity and predictability to the land use decision-making process.

Source: CityBusiness

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish, Planning Issues, Zoning

BGR urges council to reject exceptions to zoning rules

Oct 14, 2014

The New Orleans City Council should either eliminate or substantially revise a section of the proposed new comprehensive zoning ordinance that would allow developers to receive exceptions to many regulations in exchange for providing certain benefits to the city, the Bureau of Governmental Research said in a report issued Monday.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Planning Issues, Zoning

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