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Our Views: More action by New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board management needed over membership change

By Advocate Editorial

Source: The Advocate

November 17, 2018

A charter amendment on the Dec. 8 ballot would make changes in the membership of the group that oversees...

New Orleans City Planning Commission approves affordable housing plan minus key element

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

November 18, 2018

The New Orleans City Planning Commission has recommended dropping the core element of a plan aimed at increasing the...

Should a City Council member be on the Sewerage & Water Board? New Orleans will decide

By Beau Evans

Source: | The Times-Picayune

November 15, 2018

New Orleans voters will decide next month whether to return a New Orleans City Council member to the Sewerage & Water Board’s 11-person...

On the Ballot: S&WB Governance Change, December 8, 2018

(November 15, 2018) – Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a report to inform voters on a...

Gov. Edwards opposes plan to redirect hotel taxes to New Orleans infrastructure

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

November 13, 2018

A plan by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell to ask state lawmakers to shift some hotel taxes from tourism...

Gov. John Bel Edwards on State Priorities of Local Importance

On November 13, 2018, Governor John Bel Edwards presented at a BGR Breakfast Briefing on State of Louisiana priorities...

Here’s the first look at proposed $558M Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hotel project’s exterior

By Advocate Staff

Source: The Advocate

November 13, 2018

The would-be developers of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s proposed $557.5 million, 1,200-room Omni Hotel have released the first design...

See the Morial Convention Center hotel developers want

By Kevin Litten

Source: | The Times-Picayune

November 13, 2018

The developer of a proposed 1,200-room Ernest N. Morial Convention Center hotel has released a rendering of the structure,...

Voters To Decide On Constitutional Amendment Meant To Ease Blow Of Property Tax Increases

By Jess Clark

Source: WWNO

November 1, 2018

There will be several proposed changes to the state constitution on the ballot next Tuesday. One of them, Amendment...

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...