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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

Our Views: Amendments on blight

Oct 13, 2014

BGR noted that the law requires the donations and sets a bad precedent for lawmakers basically giving away property that is under the authority of the city or the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Blight, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

U.S. education secretary plans New Orleans speech

Oct 8, 2014

Duncan will appear at the annual luncheon of the Bureau of Governmental Research, a nonprofit group that analyzes public policies.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Schools

New Orleans tax proposal to fund jail backed by Sheriff Marlin Gusman, Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Oct 8, 2014

BGR President Janet Howard said her group supports the ballot measure because it avoids raising taxes or cutting deeper into the city’s budget. “It’s one of the least painful options out there,” she said.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Government Finance, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish, Orleans Parish Prison, Taxation & Assessments, Taxes

N.O. sheriff, mayor both support plan to shift money for courtroom fix

Oct 6, 2014

The tax would generate about $5 million in its first year, according to a recent report by the Bureau of Governmental Research, which supports the measure.

Source: The Advocate

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

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