Fees & Charges

BGR Recommends Improving the City Council’s Evaluation of S&WB Funding Proposals

November 30, 2023

In a November 28 letter to the New Orleans City Council, BGR expressed concern that the council does not...

Nonprofit floats stormwater fee to shore up drainage system costs

By Joshua Rosenberg

Source: The Lens

May 22, 2023

Inevitably, impossibly, New Orleans lives with water. “With,” though, is a flexible term that, for more than 100 years,...

BGR Analyzes Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities

October 3, 2019

Today, BGR releases A Look Back to Plan Ahead: Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities. The report...

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...

S&WB task force highlights agency’s financial crisis, calls for drainage fees

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

January 28, 2019

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board is in desperate need of money for critical infrastructure projects and should...

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...

BGR Wins National Awards for Research

August 14, 2018

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its national conference...

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...