Participatory Budgeting is a worldwide movement that needs to be adopted here in New Orleans.
However, it doesn't have money for a few high-dollar court judgments that the city must pay soon.
After being criticized for surprise measure two weeks ago, board revotes but has little information.
Council members pledge support for asking voters to increase property taxes to help libraries.
Earlier version of this story provided a misleading impression that chairwoman's services was improper.
Our maps were updated continually on Election Night as the Secretary of State counted votes. We tracked U.S. Senate, New Orleans judicial races and statewide constitutional amendments important to the city.
In addition to the lack of discussion on changes, members won't even confirm how they voted.
After the Supreme Court in January struck down a New Orleans ordinance that allowed tax-collection contractors to charge a 10 percent fee on past-due bills, it called into question a similar statewide law — both written by collections contractor Archon Information Systems. The Louisiana Municipal Association is lobbying for the passage of an amendment Tuesday that would make the arrangement unambiguously legal. A subsidiary of the Municipal Association benefits financially from a deal with Archon, and the company is bankrolling the association's political-action committee and has sponsored the association's events.
We have profiles, documents and news links for every judicial candidate in a contested race.
Juvenile Court doesn’t leave children better off, he says.