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Feb 2, 2011

Source: The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Taxation & Assessments

New Orleans new Tax Fairness Commission meets for the first time Thursday

Wednesday, February 2, 2011
By Bruce Nolan
The Times-Picayune

A blue-ribbon panel charged with recommending ways to make New Orleans’ property and sales taxes fairer meets tomorrow for the first time.

The so-called “Tax Fairness Commission” is supposed to make their suggestions to Mayor Mitch Landrieu by March, in time for the next legislative session, in the event some measures need the Legislature’s approval.

Landrieu formed the commission in December “to completely and thoroughly analyse the tax system in the city to make sure the system is fair, to make sure that is broad-based and to make sure it is equitable.”

The 11 a.m. meeting on the 8th floor of New Orleans City Hall will feature presentations by Jerome Lomba, the city’s chief economist, and Janet Howard of the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Feb 2, 2011

Source: The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Taxation & Assessments

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