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JULY 2018 ISSUE

 

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What We’re Saying: Yeah, Ya’ Right, Mayor Cantrell!

We Have TOO LITTLE to LOSE! Plans to build a hotel in the footprint of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Development District received a pretty tough blow in recent days with a clear and resounding voice of dissent from Mayor LaToya Cantrell. It’s not the she doesn’t think the city could use a convention

What We’re Saying: It Don’t Mean A Thing

So, at its Thursday (Aug. 9) meeting, the City Council approved a motion directing the city planning commission to incorporate recommendations and initiatives contained in the Smart Housing Mix Ordinance Study into comprehensive zoning ordinance amendments that would establish a mandatory inclusionary zoning overlay district, create a new mandatory inclusionary base zoning district, and create a mandatory inclusionary zoning planned

Mayor Cantrell Signs Ordinance Givign NOPD Discretion on Whether to Arrest for Minor Traffic Infractions

From a press release On Thursday, Aug. 2,  Mayor LaToya Cantrell signed in to law the the ordinance passed unanimously by the New Orleans City Council on July 26, giving police officers discretion when determining whether to arrest motorists who are driving with a suspended, revoked or canceled driver’s license. Mayor Cantrell specifically cited the

2018 Essence Fest Attracts over 500,000 Visitors to NOLA

The 2018 ESSENCE Festival  attracted more than 510,0000 attendees to New Orleans this Fourth of July weekend, marking one of the largest gatherings in the event’s 24-year history. For the first time ever, all three nights of the ESSENCE Festival concert series at the Louisiana Superdome sold out. The extraordinary turnout underscores ESSENCE’s engagement of
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