New Orleans City Council members have come and gone over the past three decades. But a group of consultants who help them regulate Entergy, and charge millions per year, have remained remarkably consistent.
The two-mill tax will generate about $6.6 million its first year, but the group says the city has not identified how that money will be spent. The proposal will be on the March 30 ballot in New Orleans.
The vote on a settlement with company automatically cancels proposed resolutions to repeal the City Council’s March 2018 power plant approval. Plant opponents criticized council members for taking contributions from the company.
In an ongoing lawsuit, plant opponents say a 2015 council resolution shows that the approval of a new plant may have been predetermined. But City Council utility advisers say opponents are misinterpreting the resolution.