new orleans city council http://wwno.org en Two New Members Elected To New Orleans City Council http://wwno.org/post/two-new-members-elected-new-orleans-city-council <p>There are two new members of the New Orleans City Council. One political expert sees the result as a wash for Mayor Mitch Landrieu.</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24726 at http://wwno.org New Orleans Council Considering Major Rate Hike For Sewerage and Water Board http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-council-considering-major-rate-hike-sewerage-and-water-board <p>The New Orleans City Council is set to vote later today on a proposed rate hike for the Sewerage and Water&nbsp;Board. Political muscle is being flexed to get it passed. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 24550 at http://wwno.org Two Seats Now Open in New Orleans Council Special Election After Johnson's Plea http://wwno.org/post/two-seats-now-open-new-orleans-council-special-election-after-johnsons-plea <p>The New Orleans City Council will have two open seats on the November 6<sup>&nbsp;</sup>ballot. The second vacancy comes after District E Councilman Jon Johnson’s guilty plea to federal corruption charges. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 16059 at http://wwno.org Former State Senator Temporarily Fills New Orleans City Council Seat http://wwno.org/post/former-state-senator-temporarily-fills-new-orleans-city-council-seat <p>Former State Senator Diana Bajoie is the newest member of the New Orleans City Council.&nbsp;Mayor Mitch Landrieu appointed the longtime legislator to represent District B for the next six months. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 13052 at http://wwno.org New Orleans City Council leaders hope to end impasse http://wwno.org/post/new-orleans-city-council-leaders-hope-end-impasse <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A proposal that might make it easier for black candidates to win posts on New Orleans&#39; City Council now has the support of all current council members.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The council president and vice president made that announcement Wednesday evening.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 00:08:47 +0000 Kevin McGill | The Associated Press 11278 at http://wwno.org State Officials Reviewing New Orleans Council Race http://wwno.org/post/state-officials-reviewing-new-orleans-council-race <p>The Secretary of State&rsquo;s Office is checking results of the race for one of two at-large seats on the New Orleans City Council. Experts don&rsquo;t expect the review will the change the result.</p><p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 9271 at http://wwno.org Council to debate taxi reforms that could end up putting more cabs on the street http://wwno.org/post/council-debate-taxi-reforms-could-end-putting-more-cabs-street <p><br /><span style="color: rgb(72, 72, 72); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 22px; ">City officials Tuesday could take the first moves to expand the city&rsquo;s number of taxicabs by as many as 120 Tuesday as they discuss a series of ordinances meant to improve the frequently criticized fleet.</span></p><p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:47:53 +0000 Tom Gogola | The Lens 7718 at http://wwno.org N.O. City Council Discusses Demolition Moratorium http://wwno.org/post/no-city-council-discusses-demolition-moratorium <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c2667f00dfa-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c2667f00dfa-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c2667f00dfa-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-766723.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a possible moratorium on demolishing properties considered by officials to be in danger of collapse.</p> Mon, 29 Sep 2008 10:57:38 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1496 at http://wwno.org City Council Gets Road Home Update http://wwno.org/post/city-council-gets-road-home-update <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53c2667ef3fec-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53c2667ef3fec-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53c2667ef3fec-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wwno/local-wwno-762405.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>The New Orleans City Council has been asked to keep up the pressure on the state's Road Home program. Members heard an update yesterday on what is — and isn't — happening with getting funds to people still working on recovery from Hurricane Katrina.</p> Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:16:08 +0000 Eileen Fleming 1494 at http://wwno.org