Taxation (New Orleans)

Contracting Reform, Sheriff’s Tax, Other Propositions

Overview BGR examines two proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter of the City of New Orleans, one Orleans Parish tax proposition and two constitutional amendments on the ballot for November 4, 2014. One City charter amendment would incorporate...

A Bumpy Road for New Orleans: Addressing the Street Network

On July 22, 2014, hundreds of citizens and a number of government officials turned up at a citywide meeting hosted by the Fix My Streets campaign and the Lakeview Civic Improvement Association to discuss options for addressing New Orleans’...

BGR Examines Proposed Hotel Assessment in New Orleans

Overview In this release, BGR examines a 2013 legislative proposal to authorize a hotel assessment in New Orleans.

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...

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 Presentations to the Tax Fairness Commission

Overview The Bureau of Governmental Research made presentations before the New Orleans Tax Fairness Commission on February 3, 2011 and February 23, 2011. The first presentation, Taxation in New Orleans, examines the City’s tax picture, with particular emphasis on...

What ‘Rolling Forward’ Means for Tax Rates

Overview In Rolling Forward: The Complete Picture, BGR provides a composite picture of citywide property tax rates in Orleans Parish, the capacity of various taxing entities to increase those rates, and the potential cost to property owners.

BGR Reviews 10 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

BGR analyzes 10 State constitutional amendments on the ballot for November 2, 2010. The amendments concern a wide variety of issues, including salary increases for elected officials, the homestead exemption, a cap on millage increases by non-elected taxing authorities,...

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.

Maintaining and Managing New Orleans’ Road Network

Overview Street Smarts: Maintaining and Managing New Orleans’ Road Network provides an overview of street management systems in general and examines the challenges New Orleans faces in maintaining its streets. It concludes with recommendations to improve street maintenance and management...