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7:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Two New Members Elected To New Orleans City Council

No major changes expected in New Orleans City Council operations.

There are two new members of the New Orleans City Council. One political expert sees the result as a wash for Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

New Orleans Council Considering Major Rate Hike For Sewerage and Water Board

New Orleans City Council considers major rate hike.

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote later today on a proposed rate hike for the Sewerage and Water Board. Political muscle is being flexed to get it passed.

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Latest News
6:00 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Two Seats Now Open in New Orleans Council Special Election After Johnson's Plea

The New Orleans City Council will have two open seats on the November 6 ballot. The second vacancy comes after District E Councilman Jon Johnson’s guilty plea to federal corruption charges.

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New Orleans City Council
6:00 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Former State Senator Temporarily Fills New Orleans City Council Seat

City Council President Jackie Clarkson, left, joins Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, in welcoming former State Senator Diana Bajoie as an interim member of the New Orleans City Council.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Former State Senator Diana Bajoie is the newest member of the New Orleans City Council. Mayor Mitch Landrieu appointed the longtime legislator to represent District B for the next six months.

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New Orleans City Council
7:08 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

New Orleans City Council leaders hope to end impasse

A proposal that might make it easier for black candidates to win posts on New Orleans' City Council now has the support of all current council members.

The council president and vice president made that announcement Wednesday evening.

The only two African-American members of the 7-member council have stayed away from recent meetings after the council deadlocked on the issue earlier this month.

There was already one vacancy on the council, so the apparent boycott by Jon Johnson and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell made it impossible to get the quorum needed to conduct business.

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New Orleans City Council Election
6:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

State Officials Reviewing New Orleans Council Race

The Secretary of State’s Office is checking results of the race for one of two at-large seats on the New Orleans City Council. Experts don’t expect the review will the change the result.

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The Lens: Taxi Reforms
1:47 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Council to debate taxi reforms that could end up putting more cabs on the street

Taxis would have to take credit cards and comply with other reform measures, if they pass the City Council.
The Lens

City officials Tuesday could take the first moves to expand the city’s number of taxicabs by as many as 120 Tuesday as they discuss a series of ordinances meant to improve the frequently criticized fleet.

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Demolitions
5:57 am
Mon September 29, 2008

N.O. City Council Discusses Demolition Moratorium

The New Orleans City Council will be discussing a possible moratorium on demolishing properties considered by officials to be in danger of collapse.

Road Home
4:16 am
Fri September 19, 2008

City Council Gets Road Home Update

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.

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