Taxation (New Orleans)

BGR Analyzes New Orleans Parks and Recreation Tax Proposal

Overview The report analyzes a May 4, 2019 tax proposition in New Orleans to replace three existing taxes for parks and recreation totaling 6.31 mills with a single tax at the same rate. Voter approval would not result in...

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...

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 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...

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...

BGR Examines Proposed Orleans School Tax Renewals

Overview BGR analyzes the proposed 10-year renewals of three existing property taxes for Orleans Parish public schools that voters will decide on October 14, 2017.

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...

Paying for Street Maintenance in New Orleans

Overview In Paying for Streets: Options for Funding Road Maintenance in New Orleans, BGR 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 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.

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.