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7:40 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Civil Service Commission Changes Head To Civil Court

The New Orleans Civil Service Commission has approved changes proposed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

The Fraternal Order of Police immediately sued.

Nola.com/The Times Picayune reports the group is asking a Civil District Court judge to block the overhaul. The group says the move will bring political favoritism into the process.

The administration says employees will be protected while managers will be able to hire the best employees.

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6:08 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

New Orleans Extends Property Tax Payment Deadline

The City of New Orleans has extended the deadline for paying 2014 property taxes to Friday, Feb. 7 due to the closure of City Hall as a result of the winter storm that shut down much of the region this week.

Property owners can make payments in several ways, including in-person, by mail and online:

In person:

Bureau of the Treasury
City Hall, Room 1W40

The City will provide a drop-off lane at the Perdido St. entrance to City Hall on Friday, Jan. 31 and Friday, Feb. 7.

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Community Development
6:53 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

City looking to spend federal money more efficiently, quickly

The Hoffman Triangle III project aimed to complete nine new homes for first-time homebuyers by the end of last year. But only 5 were completed, according to a city report detailing how federal housing grant funds were spent in 2011.
Tom Gogola The Lens

It seemed like a simple enough question: How much of a $25 million annual federal allocation did Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration spend last year to help struggling residents and address blight?

The precise figure is hard to decipher, city officials said. On the one hand, the city spent more than $25 million because of money rolled over from previous years. But it didn’t spend all of its 2011 money, citing project delays.

As they do annually, the feds are letting the money roll into this year, so the city hasn’t lost any funding.

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