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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...

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,...

BGR Announces 2020 Excellence in Government Honorees

August 5, 2020

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research announces the recipients of the BGR Excellence in Government Awards 2020 honoring extraordinary...

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...

BGR Honors Excellence in Government

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

August 6, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research announced the recipients of the BGR Excellence in Government Awards 2020...

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...

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...

Discovery Schools CEO honored for innovation, and other metro-area school news

By NOLA.com Staff Report

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

August 12, 2020

DISCOVERY SCHOOLS: Patty Glaser, the CEO of Discovery Schools, has been honored with an Excellence in Government Innovation Award...

Q&A with Lead Author of Our New Orleans Public School Funding Report

August 13, 2020

Questions abound from New Orleans public school parents, students, employees and education leaders as the new school year gets...

People this Week: New hires, promotions, awards

By CityBusiness Staff Report

Source: New Orleans CityBusiness

August 26, 2020

Education Discovery Schools CEO/Head of School Dr. Patty Glaser is the recipient of the Innovation Award in the Bureau...