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Hotel tax on the table in meetings with Mayor Cantrell, hospitality industry leaders

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is poised to meet with hotel and tourism industry leaders this week to broach potential tweaks to the existing occupancy tax...

There’s a roadblock for LaToya Cantrell’s latest tax revenue-shifting plan: John Alario

Louisiana state Senate President John Alario on Friday threw cold water on Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s tentative plan to try to...

Audubon’s tax strategy this time around: Share the money with other park and recreation agencies

Four years after New Orleans voters overwhelmingly rejected a 4.2-mill property tax for the Audubon Nature Institute that would...

Mayor Cantrell: Tax money for tourism, sports industries, should help pay for drainage, infrastructure

Mayor LaToya Cantrell outlined tentative plans Thursday to shift some tax revenue away from various local tourism, sports and...

Danae Columbus: Mayor Cantrell needs Gov. Edwards’ help to keep more tourism taxes in New Orleans

When Mayor LaToya Cantrell addressed the Bureau of Governmental Research on Tuesday, she was quick to talk about her...

Stephanie Grace: From City Hall to STRs, here’s 1st steps LaToya Cantrell has taken on her to-do list

Being mayor of a major city such as New Orleans is a big, big job, and realistically speaking, no...

A phone call with S&WB shouldn’t replace a public meeting

Mayor LaToya Cantrell says she held private conversations with Sewerage & Water Board members just to keep them informed after controversial...

Grace Notes: LaToya Cantrell has a Ray Nagin moment (and no, not in the criminal way)

Speaking at a Tuesday morning briefing hosted by the Bureau of Governmental Research, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell answered...

Like others, Cantrell pitches City Hall move; Navy compound, Municipal Auditorium are options

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration has made evaluating options for relocating or renovating City Hall an “absolute priority,”...

Municipal Auditorium for City Hall? Not so fast, Cantrell’s CAO says

New Orleans city officials are still in the very early stages of exploring options for a new City Hall,...