Drainage/Stormwater

Should New Orleans have a drainage fee? City Council member is wary

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

December 20, 2018

New Orleans Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer warned this week that she would not support any new fee levied on residents...

Jefferson Parish tax renewals on the ballot, with new taxes proposed for local fire departments

By Faimon A. Roberts III

Source: The Advocate

October 24, 2018

Jefferson Parish voters will take up three parishwide tax renewals when they go to the polls Nov. 6, while...

BGR Releases November 6, 2018 Ballot Reports

October 24, 2018

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases reports to inform voters on proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 and...

Hotel tax on the table in meetings with Mayor Cantrell, hospitality industry leaders

By Beau Evans

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

October 10, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is poised to meet with hotel and tourism industry leaders this week to broach potential tweaks to the existing occupancy tax...

There’s a roadblock for LaToya Cantrell’s latest tax revenue-shifting plan: John Alario

By Richard Thompson

Source: The Advocate

October 6, 2018

Louisiana state Senate President John Alario on Friday threw cold water on Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s tentative plan to try to...

Mayor Cantrell: Tax money for tourism, sports industries, should help pay for drainage, infrastructure

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

October 4, 2018

Mayor LaToya Cantrell outlined tentative plans Thursday to shift some tax revenue away from various local tourism, sports and...

Our levees and pumps aren’t enough to keep New Orleans dry | Editorial

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 27, 2018

The start of hurricane season always raises our collective anxiety level a bit. South Louisianians have to be on...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell: New Orleans drainage projects have ‘been on hold far too long’

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 22, 2018

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a news conference on Tuesday (May 22) to level with the public about the city’s...

New Orleans’ SELA drainage work should end this year, except on Florida Ave.

By Susan Buchanan

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

February 19, 2018

On some days, you need nerves of steel to drive down Louisiana Avenue during rush hour. It’s one of...

Federal inspector general to audit S&WB use of Katrina recovery funds

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

December 18. 2017

The Sewerage & Water Board will open the new year facing both a federal audit of its post-Hurricane Katrina...