The move comes three months before Orleans Parish residents will vote on whether to change the city’s charter to add a council member to the utility’s governing board.
Mayor Cantrell appears to have broken state law with private Sewerage and Water Board conference calls. Group proposes strict new rules for short-term rentals.
The Residents for Ethical and Sustainable Tourism ordinance has been presented to the council. STR critic says she is optimistic that a council member will introduce it for consideration.
The conference calls were held days before a major staff shakeup. Cantrell administration previously denied "secret meetings."
Harney charter school is facing a budget deficit due to an enrollment shortage. The school has faced numerous warnings for failing to comply with district policies.
City Council again approves short-term rental freeze
The city’s freeze on the most popular type of short-term rental license got one step closer to being codified in municipal law last week. The city council unanimously voted to accept the recommendations of the City Planning Commission, which endorsed the temporary ban in July.
Council also approves new crime cameras in Gentilly. Results of investigation into astroturfing at public meetings will be delayed until next month.
Appealing an earlier ruling for news outlet, Cannizzaro's office says that public records requests for so-called "DA subpoenas" were too broad. The Lens is asking for more records.
New Orleans City Council set to vote on pushing the deadline to October. Investigators say they need more time to review additional records.
This week featured a look at New Orleans charter schools that have developed reputations for accommodating kids with special needs. It was produced in partnership with The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education.