Parks & Recreation

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

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

October 5, 2018

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

BGR Issues Report on New Orleans Parks and Recreation Tax Proposal

April 9, 2019

Today, BGR releases On the Ballot: New Orleans Parks and Recreation Tax Proposal, May 4, 2019. The report analyzes a...

Tax for New Orleans parks and rec backed by watchdog group

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 9, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research gave its blessing Tuesday (April 9) for a ballot proposal in New Orleans aimed...

Independent study supports redistribution of citywide parks and recreation taxes

By Claire Byun

Source: Uptown Messenger

April 9, 2019

An independent New Orleans research group is backing the proposal to replace three existing property taxes into one millage...

Bureau of Governmental Research endorses May 4 tax proposals in Orleans, Jefferson parishes

By Faimon A. Roberts III and Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

April 9, 2019

A nonpartisan research group is urging New Orleans and Jefferson Parish voters to support two tax measures that will...

BGR Report Recommends “YES” Vote on Park Millage

By Jenn Bentley

Source: Big Easy Magazine

April 10, 2019

On April 9, 2019, the independent Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a report on the May 4 tax...

It takes a millage: New Orleans voters will decide on a redistribution of parks and rec funds

By Clancy DuBos

Source: Gambit

April 16, 2019

The sole item on the May 4 ballot in New Orleans is a citywide referendum often referred to as...

Commentary: Here are our recommendations on Parks & Rec, JP millage propositions

By Gambit Commentary

Source: Gambit

April 17, 2019

VOTERS IN NEW ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON PARISH WILL GO TO THE POLLS ON MAY 4 — during Jazz Fest —...

Our Views: Here’s why tax swap to help New Orleans parks is worth approving

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

April 18, 2019

While it involves no new taxes, a proposition on the May 4 ballot will renew some existing property millages...

New Orleans voters to decide on plan to spread Audubon’s wealth to other parks, recreation agencies

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

April 19, 2019

Five years ago, with his request for a tax hike decisively rejected by voters, Ron Forman stood in an...