From Answers to Action: Post-Election Policy Making

• Bureau of Governmental Research

OVERVIEW

This report is the latest installment in BGR’s Candidate Q&A Election Series. The new report consolidates and reissues the responses of the newly elected City of New Orleans mayor and councilmembers who completed BGR’s surveys last fall on important issues facing City government.

We encourage citizens to revisit the issues by reviewing the BGR research and the elected officials’ responses presented in the report. For convenience, issue-specific excerpts of the report are presented below. Where the officials express positions that clearly affirm or align with BGR’s recommendations, we strongly urge them to identify – and take action on – the steps necessary to achieve those goals.

Read the full report:

From Answers to Action: Post-Election Policy Making

Read report excerpts on these issues:

Public Safety

Effective Government

Employee Compensation and Pensions

Civil Service

Professional Services Contracting

Street Maintenance

Drainage System

Local Tax Dedications

Tax Exemptions and the Tax Base

Economic Development Tax Subsidies

Land Use Planning

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