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(Opinion) City Seeks to Raise Your Taxes

By Jeff Thomas

Source: Think504

October 27, 2019

One of the reasons you love Think504 is that we keep you informed about important political and civic decisions...

City Council Members Talk Public Policy at BGR Social for Young Professionals

October 23, 2019

This evening we hosted a BGR Social, inviting young professionals and others to The Shop at The CAC to...

At meeting this week, more details emerge on new convention center hotel deal

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

October 23, 2019

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center reached a deal last week with a consortium of private developers...

Officials say Convention Center hotel will bring jobs and tourism; some residents aren’t sold

By Kaylee Poche

Source: Gambit

October 22, 2019

At a public meeting Monday night, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s governing body touted its plans for a...

Voters reject Amendment 4, aimed at New Orleans affordable housing

By WDSU Digital Team

Source: WDSU

October 12, 2019

Louisiana voters flatly denied New Orleans the right to shield small apartment buildings from property taxes. Amendment 4 on...

Inform Your Vote in Tomorrow’s Election with BGR’s Reports

October 11, 2019

Citizens in Orleans and Jefferson parishes who plan to vote in tomorrow’s election can inform their decisions with three...

BGR Seeks Applicants for New Communications Position

October 7, 2019

BGR is seeking qualified applicants for a new Communications Specialist position to help us expand the reach of our...

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...

(Opinion) Newell: Affordable housing amendment is a “recipe for disaster”

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

September 30, 2019

It’s number four on your ballot – the New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment is a result...

Bureau of Governmental Research slams Cantrell’s affordable housing plan

By Jessica Williams

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

September 27, 2019

The Bureau of Governmental Research has come out against Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s push to expand affordable housing in New...