New Orleans City Council

Thomas Perumean
June 14, 2019 - 6:09 pm
Rulings in New Orleans Civil District Court involving New Orleans City Council and Entergy's controversial New Orleans Power Station are sending mixed signals. The judge ruled that the council violated the public meeting laws. "The city council will have to hold another hearing and take another...
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Chris Miller
May 09, 2019 - 12:26 pm
The shooting death of a woman in Mid City while she and her husband tried to stop a suspect from stealing their car is another example of recent crime committed by teenagers. While overall crime is down in New Orleans, members of the city council say increases in things like auto burglary and...
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Scoot
April 23, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Have you noticed that many of the controversial debates between Americans fail to focus on the actual issue being debated? When New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell suddenly and secretly lowered the threshold for generating tickets to motorists in school zones a passionate debate erupted, but most of...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 22, 2019 - 10:38 am
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell appeared before the New Orleans City Council today to defend here decision to lower the threshold for issuing camera speeding tickets in school zones without any public notice. "I stand by that decision and will not in any way apologize," she insisted. Mayor LaToya...
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April 14, 2019 - 2:59 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans could begin enforcing a new $300 fine for blocking bike lanes by the end of April. The city's Public Works director, Keith LaGrange Jr., says a campaign in the coming weeks will warn drivers about the new fines. In the meantime, parking enforcement officers are...
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Newell Normand
March 21, 2019 - 10:17 am
If you have a sinking feeling about Sewage & Water Board, you’re right on the mark. More than half of the water treated by Sewage & Water Board is leaking into the ground. The cost? Millions! Newell Normand spoke with H.J. Bosworth, a local engineer with Levees.org , to try and get a handle...
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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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