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October 28, 2022

City Council

New Orleans City Council Responds to SWBNO’s Proposed Rate Increase

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NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has joined together to voice concerns on the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO)’s proposed rate hike. SWBNO officials discussed a possible rate increase with the City Council’s SWBNO Billing Advisory Committee on Wednesday. This proposal comes as the number of disputed bills has skyrocketed.

September 26, 2022

City Council

New Orleans City Councilmembers Call For NOPD Civilianization to Improve Response Times, Free Up Officers for Violent Offenses

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NEW ORLEANS -  Today, the New Orleans City Council is continuing its calls to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) to actively engage in civilization of certain positions within the department and deputization of other City departments such as Public Works, Sanitation, and Safety and Permits. 

September 12, 2022

Joseph I. Giarrusso

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso Convenes Mental Health Stakeholders to Help Fill Gaps in Citywide Care

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso Convenes Mental Health Stakeholders to Help Fill Gaps in Citywide Care

NEW ORLEANS - Thursday, September 15, District A Councilmember Joe Giarrusso will
convene more than a dozen mental health stakeholders to help identify and fill gaps in
mental health care access across the city.
 

June 13, 2022

Oliver Thomas

Councilmember Thomas Issues Statement on Recent Tragedies & Criminal Justice System Capacity

Councilmember Thomas Issues Statement on Recent Tragedies & Criminal Justice System Capacity

Our Sheriff Susan Hutson has recently notified partners in the Criminal Justice System that Deputy Sheriffs will be pulled away from their assigned duties and responsibilities to support prevention of the recent tragedies that have happened at the Criminal Justice Center.

May 18, 2022

City Council

City Council Finalizes Construction Agreement Between City and Sewerage & Water Board for Dedicated Electric Substation

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Today, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved legislation finalizing an agreement between the City and Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) to construct the West Power Complex, a dedicated power source for SWBNO's drainage and water operations

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