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2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series

Sep 14, 2017

2017 Candidate Q&A

BGR provides New Orleans voters with its 2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series. For the October 14, 2017 elections, BGR submitted questions to all mayoral and City Council candidates on public safety, infrastructure and other important public policy issues facing the City of New Orleans government. BGR compiled the answers of the candidates who responded and will release them in installments for each race. Click on the links below to access the individual installments.*
Read the media release.
Mayor
City Council At Large Division 1
City Council At Large Division 2
City Council District A
City Council District B
City Council District C
City Council District E

*No candidate from District D responded.

On the Ballot: New Orleans Fire and Drainage Taxes

Nov 15, 2016

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: New Orleans Fire and Drainage Taxes, December 10, 2016, BGR examines and takes positions on two property tax propositions: a tax increase for fire protection services and a tax renewal for the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage system.

BGR Reviews Tax Propositions for Streets, Public Safety

Mar 16, 2016

Ballot Issues

In On the Ballot: New Orleans, April 9, 2016, BGR explains and analyzes two tax propositions in New Orleans: one for street work and other improvements, and a second for the police and fire departments.

On the October Ballot: French Quarter Tax Proposition, State Infrastructure Bank

Oct 6, 2015

On the Ballot: November 4, 2014

In On the Ballot: October 24, 2015, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on a proposed quarter-cent sales tax for public safety in New Orleans’ French Quarter and a constitutional amendment allowing the state to invest in an infrastructure bank.

BGR Reviews Contracting Reform, Sheriff’s Tax, Other Propositions

Sep 25, 2014

On the Ballot: November 4, 2014

In On the Ballot: November 4, 2014, BGR explains, analyzes and takes positions on two proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of New Orleans, one Orleans Parish tax proposition and two constitutional amendments.

Paid Detail Policies and the NOPD

Aug 2, 2011

Moonlighting

In Moonlighting: An Overview of Policies Governing Paid Police Details, BGR examines the New Orleans Police Department’s existing and proposed police detail policies and procedures, and evaluates their adequacy in light of best practices.

Consolidating Multiple Police Forces into One

May 19, 1997

An analysis and recommendations on consolidation of the six major police forces operating in the City/Parish. Recommends measures short of full-scale consolidation of all forces.

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