BGR in the News

Officials say Convention Center hotel will bring jobs and tourism; some residents aren’t sold

By Kaylee Poche

Source: Gambit

October 22, 2019

At a public meeting Monday night, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s governing body touted its plans for a...

Voters reject Amendment 4, aimed at New Orleans affordable housing

By WDSU Digital Team

Source: WDSU

October 12, 2019

Louisiana voters flatly denied New Orleans the right to shield small apartment buildings from property taxes. Amendment 4 on...

(Opinion) Newell: Affordable housing amendment is a “recipe for disaster”

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

September 30, 2019

It’s number four on your ballot – the New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment is a result...

Bureau of Governmental Research slams Cantrell’s affordable housing plan

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 27, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s push to expand affordable housing in New...

Former judge and retired postal worker vie for Jefferson Parish Council District 1 seat

By Chad Calder

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 24, 2019

The race to replace Ricky Templet in the Jefferson Parish Council’s District 1 seat is between two candidates who...

New Orleans City Council wants nonprofits to pay more in taxes, but obstacles are many

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 24, 2019

The New Orleans City Council is looking for ways to get nonprofits to contribute more to the city’s bottom...

City leaders to scrutinize property tax breaks for nonprofits

By Sabrina Wilson

Source: Fox 8

August 29, 2019

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – As large numbers of homeowners are outraged over higher property assessments, members of the...

New Orleans hospitality workers: New health care initiative a ‘timid’ but ‘good’ first step

By Emily Woodruff

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

August 9, 2019

The hospitality industry in New Orleans brings in $8.7 billion per year, according to a report commissioned by the city in...

Controversial New Orleans convention center hotel bill gets OK; a look at what’s next

By Anthony McAuley

Source: The Advocate

June 9, 2019

The controversial 1,200-room hotel proposed for the upriver end of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center passed a major milestone...

New Orleans will get millions of dollars for roads, drainage; here are 3 big winners

By Tyler Bridges

Source: The Advocate

June 2, 2019

New Orleans will receive tens of millions of dollars to replace antiquated sewage pipes, fix faulty drainage pumps and...