Taxation (New Orleans)

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.

Convention Center Bill Highlights Need to Rethink Local Taxes

Overview In Convention Center Bill Highlights Need to Rethink Local Taxation, BGR addresses a bill that would grant taxing authority to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center’s economic development district. The release calls for a comprehensive re-evaluation of...

BGR Reviews Tax Propositions for Streets, Public Safety

Overview BGR explains and analyzes two tax propositions in New Orleans on April 9, 2016: one for street work and other improvements, and a second for the police and fire departments.

Rethinking Tax Dedications in New Orleans

Overview In The $1 Billion Question: Do the Tax Dedications in New Orleans Make Sense? BGR presents a comprehensive picture of where local tax dollars are going in Orleans Parish. The report provides breakdowns of tax dedications by entity...

West Bank Levees and St. Tammany Charter Changes

Overview BGR analyzes two tax propositions meant to sustain west bank flood protection systems and three proposed St. Tammany charter amendments before voters on November 21, 2015. The tax propositions include a new tax for the West Jefferson Levee District...

French Quarter Tax and State Infrastructure Bank

Overview BGR prepared this report for voters in the October 24, 2015 election on a proposed quarter-cent sales tax for public safety in New Orleans’ French Quarter and a constitutional amendment allowing the state to invest in an infrastructure...

BGR Reviews Tax Propositions in Orleans, St. Bernard

Overview BGR analyzes proposed taxes for the Orleans Parish Law Enforcement District, the New Orleans Public Library system and the Lake Borgne Basin Levee District in St. Bernard Parish. Voters in Orleans and St. Bernard parishes will decide the...

Orleans Schools Tax and Jefferson Charter Changes

Overview BGR reviews a proposed tax for the upkeep of public schools in New Orleans and 11 propositions to amend the Jefferson Parish charter that voters will decide on December 6, 2014.