Drainage/Stormwater

Hotel taxes are at the center of Cantrell’s fight to provide more money for New Orleans infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 24, 2019

This year agencies in New Orleans charged with overseeing the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, running the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center...

Cantrell pressing governor to use convention center funds for New Orleans infrastructure

By Beau Evans and Julia O'Donoghue

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

February 22, 2019

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has signaled she wants $75 million for city infrastructure repairs straight from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s...

Cantrell plan to aid New Orleans S&WB? $75M upfront, $40M in revenue from sports, tourism

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Advocate

February 14, 2019

Mayor LaToya Cantrell on Thursday gave the clearest outline yet of her vision for plugging budget holes at the...

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...