New Orleans City Council

Chris Miller
March 14, 2019 - 2:04 pm
The New Orleans City Council Thursday voted unanimously to take action on making city streets safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Council president Jason Williams wants the city to update its "complete streets" policy to find ways to improve bike safety. He says cyclists are demanding it. "You said...
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Chris Miller
March 14, 2019 - 8:39 am
Today the New Orleans City Council will take up bicycle safety, after recent high-profile deaths of cyclists. Council president Jason Williams wants the city to update its "complete streets" policy to find ways to improve bike safety. BikeEasy executive director Dan Favre says more protected bike...
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March 05, 2019 - 10:14 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans City Council member and an advocate for bicycle safety are calling for better protection for bicyclists following a weekend traffic accident that killed two people and injured seven. Both said that simply painting bicycle lanes on busy streets isn't enough to...
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Chris Miller
February 21, 2019 - 6:05 pm
The New Orleans City Council today approved by a 7-0 vote a resolution that fines Entergy $5 million for astrotrufing public hearings during the approval process for a new power plant, and requires Entergy to commit to continually reviewing new technologies that can help the plant operate more...
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Chris Miller
February 21, 2019 - 8:22 am
The controversial New Orleans Power Station will be discussed by the New Orleans City Council today. The council is set to fine Entergy $5 million for its astroturfing scandal, when people were paid to appear as grass roots supporters of a natural gas powered power plant in New Orleans East. The...
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Chris Miller
February 14, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The New Orleans City Council utilities committee today decided not to vote on a resolution that would fine Entergy $5 million for astrotrufing public hearings during the approval process for a new power plant, directs that the money be used to help the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, and...
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Chris Miller
February 14, 2019 - 6:58 am
Entergy New Orleans' proposed new power plant in New Orleans is moving forward, but the New Orleans City Council utilities committee will put some conditions on it, in the wake of the astroturfing scandal. A lot of residents who opposed the plant from the get-go have demanded that Entergy and the...
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Chris Miller
February 12, 2019 - 2:49 pm
The New Orleans City Council Utilities Committee this week will consider a resolution to collect millions of dollars from Entergy New Orleans but still allow construction on a proposed $210 million dollar power plant to proceed in New Orleans East. "The resolution on the agenda is a potential...
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Chris Miller
February 07, 2019 - 1:18 pm
The New Orleans City Council today passed a resolution asking New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro to stop using material witness warrants to arrest crime victims in order to compel their testimony. While the resolution doesn't have the power to require the D.A. do anything, council vice...
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Chris Miller
February 07, 2019 - 9:03 am
The New Orleans City Council today will discuss a resolution asking the District Attorney to cease jailing sexual assault and domestic violence victims on material witness warrants to compel them to testify. The resolution cites a report from the watchdog Court Watch NOLA that said three victims...
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