Drainage/Stormwater

From Answers to Action: Post-Election Policy Making

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...

2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series: New Orleans

Overview For the October 14, 2017 primary elections in New Orleans, BGR provided voters with its 2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series. BGR submitted questions to all mayoral and City Council candidates on public safety, infrastructure and other important public policy...

Do Stormwater Fees Make Sense for New Orleans?

Overview In Beneath the Surface: A Primer on Stormwater Fees in New Orleans, BGR explores a funding mechanism for drainage that is expanding in usage nationwide as an alternative to ad valorem property taxes.

BGR Views Jefferson Sales and Property Tax Renewals

Overview BGR studies four dedicated taxes up for renewal on the December 10, 2016 in Jefferson Parish: a sales tax for parish sewerage, road and drainage projects, law enforcement and municipal governments in Jefferson; and three property taxes for...

On the Ballot: New Orleans Fire and Drainage Taxes

Overview BGR reviews two property tax propositions on the ballot in New Orleans on December 10, 2016: a tax increase for fire protection services and a tax renewal for the Sewerage & Water Board’s drainage system.

BGR Examines Four Jefferson Parish Ballot Propositions

Overview On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish, April 30, 2011 examines four proposed tax renewals. One is a sales tax renewal for the Jefferson Parish Public School System. The other three are property tax renewals that support Jefferson Parish drainage,...

Addressing Core Infrastructure Needs in New Orleans

Overview In The Price of Civilization: Addressing Infrastructure Needs in New Orleans, BGR provides information on New Orleans’ core infrastructure needs and assesses the community’s capacity to fund those needs.

BGR Analyzes Local Propositions, Constitutional Amendments

Overview BGR provides analysis of local propositions as well as amendments to the state constitution appearing on the ballot for November 4, 2008. A proposition in New Orleans would amend the city charter to make comprehensive changes to planning and land...

Jefferson Parish Ballot Items for Schools, Recreation, Drainage

Overview BGR analyzes three tax propositions to go before voters in Jefferson Parish on March 31, 2007. The propositions would provide funding for the public schools, recreation and drainage.

BGR Outlook on Jefferson’s Public Works Department

Overview In this issue of Outlook, BGR focuses on one specific area of Jefferson Parish Government—the public works function. The purpose of this report is to provide a brief overview of how this department is organized, where it receives...