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BGR Releases Report on Nov. 3 Jefferson Inspector General Property Tax Renewal

October 13, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Inspector General Tax Renewal, November 3,...

Convention Center has spent nearly $50 million from reserves to keep operations going

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

September 17, 2020

The Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center has spent $49 million of its large cash reserves to cover...

Newell: Does NOLA assessor rely on “sales chasing” to set property values?

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

August 12, 2020

The Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams is responsible for determining the value of your real estate, your home and...

Council approves short-term rental tax, with 25 percent cut going to tourism marketing agency

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

August 6, 2020

At the request of Mayor LaToya Cantrell, the New Orleans City Council on Thursday gave final approval to a...

Does the N.O. Assessor Rely on ‘Sales Chasing’ to Set Property Values?

By Rich Collins

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 5, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – Orleans Parish Assessor Erroll Williams is responsible for determining the value of more than 167,000 properties...

Despite city law, New Orleans’ hasn’t had public contract database since 2019 cyber attack

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 20, 2020

Despite a local law requiring the city of New Orleans to post all of its contracts on its website,...

Council members begin process to renew French Quarter sales tax for state trooper patrols

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

July 16, 2020

Members of the New Orleans City Council on Thursday initiated the process to renew a quarter percent sales tax...

PolicyWatch Revisits Assessment Issues in New Orleans

July 9, 2020

Today, BGR published a new PolicyWatch newsletter, focusing on property assessment issues in New Orleans. Last year’s incomplete property reassessment...

PolicyWatch: New Orleans Budget and Tax Updates

May 21, 2020

Today, BGR released the inaugural edition of PolicyWatch, a periodic newsletter that draws on BGR’s body of independent, nonpartisan...

Coalition of 21 groups calls on Convention Center to use $100 million from cash reserves to support hospitality workers

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

March 31, 2020

A coalition of 21 local unions, advocacy organizations and other groups are calling on the Ernest N. Morial New...