But no one was required to participate, a spokesman for Landrieu said.
Mitch Landrieu has received about $81,000 a year since 2010; Bagneris could get $94,000.
Talk with The Lens' Tyler Bridges at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
A spokesman for the mayor says they were working on their own time.
If you’re not on Mitch Landrieu’s team, people say, he’ll fight back by pulling city contracts, removing you from boards and committees, and dressing you down. The mayor says there’s no evidence of such retaliation, and that he’s tangled with entrenched political interests.
But Landrieu still has more than $1 million to spend.
Michael Bagneris and Danatus King had overdue tax bills totaling more than $100,000 and $50,000, respectively. The two say that the debts have been cleared, and public records back them up. However, the failure to manage personal finances raise questions about a candidate's fitness for overseeing a public budget.