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New Orleans voters back slight change on Sewerage & Water Board roster

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 8, 2018

New Orleans voters have chosen to slightly reel back a change they made five years ago to the makeup...

What to know about the Sewerage & Water Board ballot initiative for Saturday’s election

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 7, 2018

To change who oversees the Sewerage & Water Board or not to change it? That question is on the ballot for...

N.O. voters to decide a charter amendment related to the S&WB

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: FOX 8

December 7, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – Drainage issues, boil water advisories and complaints about inflated water bills have thrust the New...

Top counterterrorism expert visits N.O. for BGR annual meeting

By Karen Swensen

Source: WWL-TV

December 7, 2018

Former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Michael Leiter, visited New Orleans Friday to speak at the Bureau of...

Latest New Orleans hotel tax idea could generate $6.7M for city projects; LaToya Cantrell calls plan ‘inadequate’

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

Facing political pressure to share some of their hotel tax revenue with city agencies, New Orleans tourism leaders on...

New Orleans hospitality leaders pitch hotel sales tax increase dedicated to local infrastructure

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 6, 2018

New Orleans hospitality industry and business representatives are pitching a plan to raise $81 million in one-time money to...

Should New Orleans City Council be represented on S&WB? Voters will decide on election day

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 6, 2018

New Orleans voters will decide Saturday whether to approve a City Charter change that would return City Council representation...

Ahead Of Weekend Vote, State Senator Says Sewerage And Water Board Should Be Changed

By Travis Lux

Source: WWNO

December 6, 2018

The Sewerage and Water Board oversees most of the water and drainage in the city. It’s faced lots of...

City Council’s powers over S&WB are limited, councilman says

By Letters to the Editor

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 3, 2018

In a Dec. 2 editorial titled, “No on adding a council representative to S&WB,” the Times-Picayune editorial board quotes a recent Bureau...

Ex-S&WB leader disputes firing over pay raise

By Dennis Woltering

Source: WWL-TV

December 3, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — Tensions were already running high in mid-August when the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board resumed...