city council http://wwno.org en City Council Votes To Strengthen Enforcement Of Short-Term Rental Law http://wwno.org/post/city-council-votes-strengthen-enforcement-short-term-rental-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Thursday the New Orleans City Council voted to change the definition of transient vacation rentals. Proponents say the change will make it easier to enforce the existing laws that prohibit short-term vacation rentals.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:51:04 +0000 Nina Feldman 64266 at http://wwno.org City Council Clears The Way For Controversial Holy Cross Development http://wwno.org/post/city-council-clears-way-controversial-holy-cross-development <p>Cheers and jeers erupted in city council chambers Thursday afternoon as the council voted “yes” to allowing a hotly contested zoning change that will clear the way for a developer, Perez APC, to build a five-story mixed-use residential property on the former site of the Holy Cross School in the Lower 9th Ward.<br /> Thu, 08 May 2014 22:05:49 +0000 Janaya Williams 60355 at http://wwno.org Special Legislative Election Called To Replace Rep. Jared Brossett http://wwno.org/post/special-legislative-election-called-replace-rep-jared-brossett <p>House Speaker Chuck Kleckley is calling a special election in November to fill a vacant state House seat representing part of New Orleans.<br /><br />Rep. Jared Brossett, a Democrat from New Orleans, resigned from the House of Representatives this week to take an elected seat on the New Orleans City Council.<br /><br />Kleckley set the special election to fill the House District 97 seat to coincide with the Nov. 4 congressional elections being held around Louisiana. A runoff, if needed, will be held Dec. 6.<br /><br />Qualifying for candidates is set for Aug. 20 through Aug. 22.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:13:51 +0000 Associated Press 59918 at http://wwno.org City Imposes Tougher Consequences For Unpaid Sanitation Bills http://wwno.org/post/city-imposes-tougher-consequences-unpaid-sanitation-bills <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;">Residents</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; vertical-align: baseline;"> and businesses who fail to pay their sanitation fees will have their water service shut off under a law passed Thursday by the City Council. The law was proposed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a way to boost collections and make up lost revenues from uncollected fees. Unpaid trash bills cost the city $8.5 million in 2011.</span></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Charles Maldonado 48619 at http://wwno.org New Councilman Withdraws Katrina Tour Fee Proposal http://wwno.org/post/new-councilman-withdraws-katrina-tour-fee-proposal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A newly-elected New Orleans city councilman, whose district includes the Lower 9th Ward, has withdrawn a package of ordinances that would have required tour buses to pay special fees to access the neighborhood.</p> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26783 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Light Repair Proposal Includes Utility Fee http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-light-repair-proposal-includes-utility-fee <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Officials with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration have made their pitch to City Council members about a possible funding source to address a problem the city has struggled with since Hurricane Katrina: broken street lights.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26652 at http://wwno.org B&Bs Get Break on Room Tax Penalties http://wwno.org/post/bbs-get-break-room-tax-penalties <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The New Orleans City Council is giving a break to bed-and-breakfast owners who are late paying the room tax rate of 50 cents per day for each occupied room.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Times-Picayune&nbsp;<a href="http://bit.ly/YKoNJB" target="_blank">reports</a> that the penalty has often been much more than the amount due.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:03:02 +0000 The Associated Press 25757 at http://wwno.org City Council rejects proposal for Marigny apartments http://wwno.org/post/city-council-rejects-proposal-marigny-apartments <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The New Orleans City Council has rejected a 25-foot height waiver sought by a developer who wants to build an apartment building in Faubourg Marigny.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Times-Picayune reports developer Sean Cummings said the decision "kills the project."</p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 17:31:00 +0000 The Associated Press 19771 at http://wwno.org New Orleans City Council fills Johnson's seat http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-city-council-fills-johnsons-seat <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The New Orleans City Council has appointed attorney Ernest &quot;Freddie&quot; Charbonnet as the interim replacement for the District E seat vacated last week when Jon Johnson abruptly resigned after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 18:06:57 +0000 The Associated Press 16670 at http://wwno.org Councilman Jon Johnson Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Corruption http://wwno.org/post/councilman-jon-johnson-resigns-pleads-guilty-corruption <p>A New Orleans city councilman is resigning his office after pleading guilty to corruption. Federal charges link Hurricane Katrina relief to the politician&rsquo;s failed-campaign fund. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:05:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 16006 at http://wwno.org