BGR in the News

Council approves short-term rental tax, with 25 percent cut going to tourism marketing agency

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

August 6, 2020

At the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council on Thursday gave final approval to a...

BGR Honors Excellence in Government

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 6, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research announced the recipients of the BGR Excellence in Government Awards 2020...

Does the N.O. Assessor Rely on ‘Sales Chasing’ to Set Property Values?

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 5, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams is responsible for determining the value of more than 167,000 properties...

Despite city law, New Orleans’ hasn’t had public contract database since 2019 cyber attack

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 20, 2020

Despite a local law requiring the city of New Orleans to post all of its contracts on its website,...

Council members begin process to renew French Quarter sales tax for state trooper patrols

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 16, 2020

Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter percent sales tax...

Big Questions: Future Uncertain for Convention Center

By Jennifer Schecter

Source: Biz New Orleans

June 10, 2020

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is facing unprecedented challenges. In April, a watchdog report critical of...

City Council will consider formal opposition to Convention Center hotel at Thursday meeting

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

May 5, 2019

The New Orleans City Council will consider a resolution to formally oppose the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s publicly...

Convention Center puts hotel development on hold and donates $1 million for coronavirus relief, but fails to satisfy local coalition

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 23, 2020

The governing board of the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center is pressing pause on behind-the-scenes negotiations with...

$1M donated by New Orleans’ convention center — but labor activists call for much more

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

April 22, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s oversight board on Wednesday approved a donation of $1 million to support programs...

Major labor union threatens to cancel convention in New Orleans if Convention Center doesn’t address local workers’ demands for relief

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

April 20, 2020

The Communications Workers of America, the largest communications and media labor union in the country, is threatening to pull...