Fees & Charges

BGR report proposes using fees, not taxes, to fund New Orleans’ drainage system

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 14, 2017

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board should consider levying usage fees to pay for the upkeep of its...

Peter Reichard shares the Bureau of Governmental Research’s new study calling for a drainage fee

By Janae Pierre

Source: WWNO

March 6, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with representatives of the Global Livingston Institute about their annual...

New Orleans spends a fraction of what it needs to on street maintenance, group says

By Wilborn P. Nobles III

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

May 9, 2017

The city of New Orleans only spends an average of $3.8 million annually on street maintenance tasks like pothole repairs...

BGR Releases ‘Paying For Streets: Options For Funding Road Maintenance In New Orleans’

By Biz New Orleans

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 10, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – BGR released “Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans,” yesterday, Tuesday, May...

Report: Money from traffic cam fines isn’t going to city streets

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

May 26, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — According to a new report, the City of New Orleans is only spending $3.8 million on...

A discussion of street maintenance and how to pay for it with Amy Glovinsky, President of BGR

By Janae Pierre

Source: WWNO

May 26, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we chat with Stand with Dignity’s lead organizer, Toya Lewis, about a...

Traffic cam money pads the general fund

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

May 30, 2017

A new report from the Bureau of Government Research says New Orleans isn’t using ANY traffic camera money to...

First projects in New Orleans’ multibillion-dollar street repair campaign behind schedule

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

June 26, 2017

New Orleans’ ambitious plan to pour billions of dollars into fixing its crumbling streets is already behind schedule before...

Landrieu considers stormwater fees to pay for New Orleans drainage system upgrades

By Kevin Litten

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

August 29, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu  is in the early stages of a plan to put a stormwater management fee proposal before the New...

Cantrell calls for $84 million a year in infrastructure spending, bringing S&WB into City Hall

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

August 31, 2017

In the midst of new concerns about the reliability of the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage system and longstanding...