Fees & Charges

Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities

Overview A Look Back to Plan Ahead: Analyzing Past New Orleans Budgets to Guide Funding Priorities reviews a decade of City General Fund budgets. It also lays a foundation for examining potential opportunities to reallocate revenue to critical needs.

Paying for Street Maintenance in New Orleans

Overview Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans explores ways to fund the routine maintenance necessary to safeguard the City’s $2 billion, once-in-a-lifetime capital investment in the street network.

Do Stormwater Fees Make Sense for New Orleans?

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

BGR Analyzes Proposed S&WB Rate Increases

Overview BGR reviews a proposal by the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans to raise water and sewer rates 10% a year for the next eight years. It examines the proposed water and sewer rate increases and their...

BGR Analyzes State and Local Ballot Propositions

Overview In On the Ballot: November 6, 2012, BGR examines three proposed constitutional amendments, two propositions pertaining to multiple parishes in the New Orleans area, a proposed change to the City of New Orleans charter and two local tax...

On the Ballot: The Crescent City Connection Toll Proposition

Overview In On the Ballot: The Crescent City Connection Toll Proposition, BGR examines tolls on the bridge in the context of the proposition on the ballot in Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemines parishes.

Saving the Crescent City Connection’s Other Funding Source

In this release, BGR calls on the State to take the steps necessary to continue the dedication of State Highway Fund No. 2 to the Crescent City Connection.

BGR Examines Local, State Items on Fall 2011 Ballots

Overview BGR examines charter amendments, tax propositions and state constitutional amendments on the October and November 2011 ballots. The October 22 ballot includes a Jefferson Parish charter amendment to establish the Office of Inspector General and an Ethics and...

BGR Analyzes Future of the Crescent City Connection

Overview In Over the River: The Future of the Crescent City Connection Bridge & Ferries, BGR examines the implications of allowing bridge tolls to expire and options for funding the bridge and ferries in the future.

BGR analyzes S&WB sewerage and drainage fee proposal

In BGR Outlook on Orleans: The Sewerage and Water Board’s Fee Proposal, BGR examines two proposed fees in New Orleans – one for the sewerage system and another for the drainage system.