The money funds three district programs that serve children in the juvenile justice system and those struggling with attendance, truancy and behavioral issues.
The council also passed an ordinance to begin transitioning the city’s vehicle fleet to electric vehicles starting in 2025.
Mental health care at state prison is ‘insufficient, and almost non-existent,’ expert testifies in federal civil rights trial
The case, filed in 2018, is in its second week of trial.
The City Council will also consider a non-binding resolution encouraging the city government to use 100 percent renewable energy for city buildings and operations by 2025.
Firefighters’ union president says the Real Time Crime Center camera network shouldn’t be used for city employment matters.
OPSB members criticize contracted hiring firm over low attendance at superintendent search meetings.
OPSB committee advances measure to make booster shots mandatory for district employees.
The city finds yet another use for its expanded surveillance network. A dispute between OPSB and the New Orleans City Council over grants. And a wrap of the second week of the David Wade Correctional Center civil rights trial.
Months after a close friend was found dead, shot in her home, there has been no progress from the coroner or the police.
While we still have a long way to go to fully meet our challenges, we shouldn’t dismiss what this bill represents — a compromise that brings elected officials from both sides of the aisle together for the greater good.
On December 11, vote yes for the Neighborhood Housing Improvement Fund.
Without action, renters are vulnerable to the powerful forces threatening affordability in the city: gentrification, climate change and zoning.
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