PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN PRIVATE SECTOR

‘The Second Battle of New Orleans’ republished for 50th anniversary of end to Riverfront Expressway fight

By Sandra Stokes

Source: The Lens

December 17, 2019

If you’re really lucky, at least once in your life you cross paths with someone truly extraordinary. I was...

‘It will be a mess:’ Traffic headaches from Convention Center Blvd. not expected to go away when construction ends

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 12, 2019

Large portions of Convention Center Boulevard are closed for the entire month of December. It’s just the latest in...

Convention Center approves 2020 spending plan, defers vote on major architectural contract

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 21, 2019

The governing body of the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center set its 2020 budget at its Wednesday...

BGR Evaluates Assessor’s Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans

November 19, 2019

Today, BGR releases Assessing the Assessor: Progress on Property Assessment Reform in New Orleans. The report evaluates whether and...

Ahead of major tourism industry merger, council members worry about accountability and public input in the city’s tourism future

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

November 15, 2019

On Friday, The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, a public municipal entity, provided some of the first details into...

(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...

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...