New Orleans City Council

Car break-in
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 09, 2020 - 11:42 am
It’s usually a very good feeling when the City of New Orleans comes together. Sometimes it’s the Saints and Mardi Gras that unifies us. Unfortunately a once in a lifetime disaster can also make us one. In this case, however, we all fall into the same group due to one thing: crime. The murder rate...
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City Council
Chris Miller
January 06, 2020 - 4:38 pm
The New Orleans City Council on Monday announced all regularly scheduled January meetings are being pushed back one week because of the cyber-attack that happened last month. The meetings for January 9 and January 23 will take place January 16 and January 30. "While our City employees, national...
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New Year's 2020
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Chris Miller
December 31, 2019 - 12:51 pm
You don't have to wait until midnight for New Year's Eve fireworks. The city is bringing New Year's to the neighborhood, with a party starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Daughters of Charity Clinic at 5630 Read Blvd. and culminating in a 9 pm fireworks display "Bring your picnic lunches or your baskets or...
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Portable Toilets
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Chris Miller
December 05, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Are Mardi Gras parades too long? Changes to New Orleans' Mardi Gras ordinance may be coming. One proposal is to limit the number of marching clubs and other auxiliary units. While the city wants parades to be entertaining, they also don't want them going on and on and on. "And if you're on a day...
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Parade crowd
Jim Hanzo
December 04, 2019 - 3:51 pm
The New Orleans City Council may enact some new rules for parades during Carnival which could include banning throws wrapped in plastic packaging and new restrictions on the number of marching bands and dance troupes. The council's Community Development Committee on Tuesday approved of rules that...
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Chris Miller
November 21, 2019 - 3:26 pm
The Law Enforcement District of Orleans Parish, which provides financing for the sheriff's office and can levee property taxes of up to ten mills, will meet Friday morning to consider rolling forward millages. The New Orleans City Council is the district's governing body. Members will consider...
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Chris Miller
November 21, 2019 - 11:00 am
The New Orleans City Council today voted to approve a budget that includes some changes to tax rates, to adjust for recent property re-appraisals. The city believes it has pulled off a balancing act that will keep tax collections neutral overall, although some property owners are likely to...
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New Orleans City Council
Chris Miller
November 21, 2019 - 10:19 am
The New Orleans City Council today votes on a budget that includes some changes to tax rates, to adjust for recent property re-appraisals, and the city has a balancing act to pull off. "What the council's going to do is adjust the millage rate for various tax recipient agencies and dedicated...
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NOCC
Don Ames
November 07, 2019 - 9:22 pm
The New Orleans City Council Thursday authorized a rate order for Entergy New Orleans to lower citywide rates for customers. The approved rate order reduces average residential bills by up to an estimated $3 a month while providing significant advancements on climate and equity issues. "The result...
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