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BGR Examines New Orleans Elderly Services Tax Proposal

Overview

On March 30, 2019, New Orleans voters will decide whether to approve a new property tax for elderly services, programs and other assistance. If approved, the tax will be levied citywide at a rate of 2 mills for five…

BGR Analyzes the Orleans Parish Hotel Tax Structure

Overview

In this report, BGR compares Orleans Parish hotel taxes to best practices for taxation as well as state and national norms, focusing primarily on the share of revenue available for general municipal purposes.

BGR Reviews Charter Amendment on S&WB Governance

OVERVIEW

This On the Ballot report informs voters on a proposed City of New Orleans charter amendment to change the composition of the Sewerage & Water Board’s board of directors. On December 8, 2018, New Orleans voters will consider removing…

BGR Analyzes Jefferson Parish Property Tax Renewals

OVERVIEW

Today BGR releases three reports on Jefferson Parish tax renewals for drainage works, juvenile services, and animal shelter and health services that voters will consider on November 6, 2018. If approved, each tax would be renewed for 10 years,…

BGR Examines Proposed Property Tax Phase-In Amendment

OVERVIEW

In this report, BGR reviews a constitutional amendment on the November 6, 2018 ballot that would allow eligible homeowners to phase in an increase in property taxes resulting from a reappraisal. The four-year phase-in process would apply only to residential…

BGR Questions Consultant’s Analysis of Convention Hotel Project

Overview

Today, BGR releases an open letter to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The letter sets forth BGR’s concerns about a Convention Center consultant’s recent analysis of the feasibility and economic impact of a proposed 1,200-room…