City Council defers vote on overhaul for alcohol licenses

After hearing from concerned bar owners, hospitality workers and industry advocates at its Thursday meeting, the New Orleans City Council decided to defer a vote on an ordinance to overhaul the city’s laws surrounding businesses that serve alcohol. The issue will come up again at the Council’s Sept.

City Council talks solar energy and short-term rentals at Wednesday committee meetings

The New Orleans City Council utility committee on Wednesday advanced a plan for Entergy New Orleans to add 90 megawatts of solar energy to its portfolio. 

“This has been a really drawn-out process that started all the way back in 2016,” Councilwoman and utility chair Helena Moreno said. “The council has had to come in multiple times to push Entergy to make all of this work and get to where we are today.”