Mayor LaToya Cantrell originally said that all the money from the fine should go to the Sewerage and Water Board.
The dismissals reduce the court’s case load by more than 50 percent.
Fewer than 40 percent of state residents have received their first shots, among the lowest rates in the country.
The council meeting follows the recent killing of a 7th Ward woman. The suspect in the killing had been ordered to be on an electronic monitor.
The project is estimated to be completed in time for the 2023 hurricane season.
The interim CEO who was appointed in March, following the CEO’s resignation, previously served as member of the school’s governing board.
District cases increased this week, but with fewer students in school buildings and citywide case numbers still low, they are still below the numbers that schools often reported during the school year.
Applications for New Orleans rental assistance program to be reopened, but there isn’t enough funding. New names for school buildings move forward. And a report criticizes New Orleans judges for continuing to issue failure to appear warrants during the pandemic.
Over time, the names attached to schools can evolve into names of supportive and inclusive communities, with little connection to the dead guys who share the monikers.
The restoration and revitalization of the Municipal Auditorium should reflect the people’s vision and not be used for New Orleans City Hall.
It’s imperative that we stop seeing maintenance as a burden, and instead see it as an investment in our nation and our communities.
Urban highways destroy neighborhoods. Show the world that you do believe that Black spaces, neighborhoods, economies and lives matter.
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