With a 2020 budget now in the hands of City Council, the big debate remains what to do about property taxes. Lawyers file a personal injury suit related to the Hard Rock Hotel collapse, as local businesses are feeling an impact while they try to maintain business as usual in the city restricted disaster zone.
NOLA Public Schools begins its city-wide audit of student records, the City Planning Commission votes against a proposal to add beds at the New Orleans jail, technology is helping pinpoint the impacts of the Bonnet Carre spillway diversion, and coverage from The Lens on Saturday night for election results.
NOLA Public Schools issues a report on its investigation of John F. Kennedy High School, the Orleans Parish Assessor gets caught defending a policy that his staff later said was never really a policy, and residents of the toxic Gordon Plaza housing development press Mayor LaToya Cantrell for help with relocation.
Here’s my Labor Day message for New Orleans’ elected leaders and everyone running for office this year: stand with workers like me who are fighting for the wages we need to raise our families with dignity. My coworkers and I are doing essential work for the City of New Orleans, and we should be paid like it.