New Orleans City Council

Jim Hanzo
January 10, 2019 - 4:52 pm
New short term rental regulations passed today by the New Orleans City Council today, passing a series of 3 items. Residential and Commercial single unit licenses would require a homestead exemption, which are issued only on a primary residence, and requited an owner living onsite. Residential...
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Don Ames
January 10, 2019 - 6:20 am
The New Orleans City Council today takes up the thorny issue of short-term rental rules in the city. The Council will have a bit of a balancing act on their hands in an expected preliminary vote. Real estate analyst Wade Ragas says it's a matter of economic development versus neighborhood...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 9:45 pm
The New Orleans City Council Public Works Committee Thursday selected District B Councilman Jay Banks to serve as the council's representative on the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board. "Councilmember Banks will have full access to the in-house Council engineer to support him on technical...
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December 13, 2018 - 9:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A ban on "whole home" short-term vacation rentals in New Orleans was proposed Thursday by a City Council member, a move long-awaited by critics who say investors were helping drive up housing costs and marring the character of historic neighborhoods by buying up properties and...
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Chris Miller
December 13, 2018 - 9:41 am
The New Orleans City Council Public Works Committee meets today, for the first time since voters decided that committee's chairman should sit on the Sewerage & Water Board. It wasn't that long ago that voters thought getting council members off the board would be a good thing that would help...
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Chris Miller
December 03, 2018 - 12:11 pm
When the New Orleans water system lost power two weeks ago, causing a pressure drop that led to a boil advisory the weekend before Thanksgiving, two senior Sewerage & Water Board employees who were supposed to be there couldn't be found. S&WB Executive Director Ghassan Korban told the New...
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Jim Hanzo
November 29, 2018 - 4:03 pm
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell discussed the 2019 budget this afternoon and said they wanted to get a better understanding of what the priorities are that are aligned with the people of New Orleans. "Public safety, infrastructure, that is physical infrastructure as well as human infrastructure...
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Chris Miller
November 29, 2018 - 12:52 pm
The New Orleans City Council today voted to approve a roughly $700 million dollar budget for 2019. Council budget committee chairman Jared Brossett says they added a little money to Mayor LaToya Cantrell's proposed budget: $3.8 million worth. "As the budget committee chair, I wanted to ensure that...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 17, 2018 - 4:23 pm
Once again, all Eastbank residents and businesses are advised boil water in New Orleans after another power outage to the water distribution system. Public Works Committee Chair Councilman Joe Giarrusso issued a statement regarding the boil water advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans. He called...
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Chris Miller
November 01, 2018 - 9:31 am
The New Orleans City Council may have fined Entergy 5 million dollars for using paid performers to pack public hearings on its New Orleans East power plant proposal, but that's not enough for some. Some people, including some members of the City Council, want the conversation to be about whether...
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