BGR in the News

Mayor Cantrell Urges “No” Vote on Saturday; Councilmember Williams Disagrees

By Jenn Bentley

Source: Big Easy Magazine

March 27, 2019

In a video posted to Facebook earlier this week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell continued to urge New Orleans residents to...

NOPD Chief Optimistic About Department’s Future

By Eileen Fleming

Source: WWNO

March 27, 2019

New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson delivered an optimistic assessment Wednesday of the department he’s led since mid-January. Chief...

Tax proposal for New Orleans senior citizens is missing crucial details

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

March 27, 2019

The Times-Picayune Editorial Board makes the following recommendation for Saturday’s election (March 30). ORLEANS PARISH Elderly Services Tax Proposition...

Clancy: Vote against senior property tax on Saturday

By Clancy DuBos

Source: WWL-TV

March 26, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — Suppose we had an election and almost no one showed up? That could happen this Saturday in...

Editorial: Standing for our Seniors

By The Louisiana Weekly

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

March 25, 2019

VOTE YES in the upcoming 2 Mills, Senior Services Property Tax Special Election on March 30. Funding for senior services...

Fair Play, Fair Share, Part 1: New Orleans and the Lost Penny

By Michael David Raso

Source: Big Easy Magazine

March 25, 2019

It’s 2019, but looking at some of the city’s old and antiquated infrastructure, it doesn’t feel like it. We...

New Orleans Convention Center leaders say $1.1 billion investment will pay off, but will it?

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

March 23, 2019

Build it and they will come. That’s the rosy forecast by officials from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention...

New Orleans Council on Aging tax proposal brings political, policy debates before voters

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

March 23, 2019

Before the fish plates were served Friday at the senior center on the edge of Pontchartrain Park, Joyce Rawlins...

Commentary: Vote no on the proposed tax to benefit seniors March 30

By Gambit Commentary

Source: Gambit

March 22, 2019

We don’t want to disrespect our elders, but a proposal to levy a new 2-mill property tax in New...

Senior citizen advocates push for new tax; Mayor Cantrell, BGR advise against it

By Amanda Roberts

Source: FOX 8

March 18, 2019

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – On March 30th voters in New Orleans will decide whether to pass a property tax...