Both candidates for mayor endorse banning contributions from city contractors

Jim Hanzo
November 15, 2017 - 10:03 pm

Chris Bennett


At a radio forum held Wednesday night by WWL Radio and The Advocate, both candidates for New Orleans mayor pledged to support a landmark ordinance that would force New Orleans politicians to refuse campaign contributions from owners of companies doing business with the city.  It's a move that's aimed at easing concerns that "pay to play" would play a role in either, Desiree Charbonnet or LaToya Cantrell's administration.  

WWL's Newell Normand pitched the proposed ordinance, which would apply to members of the City Council and the new mayor.  

As a way to help end corruption, both Charbonnet and Cantrell have pledged to continue Mayor Mitch Landrieu's reforms to the city's procurement process.

Charbonnet has also pledged to hire an ethics compliance officer within City Hall.

The runoff election is this Saturday. 

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