Public Safety

Voters shoot down all three Cantrell-backed tax proposals

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: The Lens

December 5, 2020

New Orleans voters on Saturday rejected a package of ballot propositions put forward by Mayor LaToya Cantrell that would...

French Quarter Sales Tax gets Sidney Torres endorsement

By Paul Murphy

Source: WWL-TV

December 3, 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Saturday’s tax proposition in the French Quarter just picked up a heavyweight endorsement from one of...

BGR Releases Ballot Report on French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal Proposition

December 2, 2020

Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal, December 5, 2020....

NOPD superintendent discusses future policing efforts in New Orleans

By WDSU Digital Team

Source: WDSU

September 30, 2020

The New Orleans Police Department superintendent spoke on the future of policing in the city Wednesday morning. Superintendent Shaun...

BGR Presents Virtual Briefing About Future of N.O. Policing

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

September 2, 2020

NEW ORLEANS – The Bureau of Governmental Research will present a virtual breakfast briefing about the future of New...

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...

Community meeting about the rise of crime in Uptown informative and contentious

By Sue Strachan

Source: Uptown Messenger

January 15, 2020

Having your car broken into via smashed windows has become the new normal in New Orleans. On Tuesday, Jan....

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...

Teens, ages 14 and 16, killed in fiery crash into Broadmoor salon ID’d by coroner

By Emily Lane

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

April 3, 2019

A 14-year-old and 16-year old were killed March 20 when the car they were in crashed into a Broadmoor...

Here’s the new NOPD police chief’s plans for the future

By Heath Allen

Source: WDSU

March 28, 2019

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson is laying out his plans for the police department’s future...