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January 11, 2021

Jason Rogers Williams

City Council President Helena Moreno Announces Opening of Applications to Serve as Interim Councilmember

City Council President Helena Moreno Announces Opening of Applications to Serve as Interim Councilmember

NEW ORLEANS - Council President Helena Moreno has now received official notice of vacancy from Council Vice President Jason Williams effective today, January 11, 2021, at 11 AM.

November 20, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Councilmember Jason Williams & Orleans Public Defenders Win Long Battle for Parity for Public Defenders with 2021 City Budget Amendment

Councilmember Jason Williams & Orleans Public Defenders Win Long Battle for Parity for Public Defenders with 2021 City Budget Amendment

NEW ORLEANS - Council President Jason Williams was proud to join allies from the Orleans Public Defenders’ Office (OPD) today for a press conference to discuss approval of a historic City Budget amendment relative to funding parity for OPD and the District Attorney (DA) in the coming year.

November 19, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Councilmember Jason Williams and Public Defender's Office to Hold Press Conference on Approval of Budget Parity Amendment TOMORROW, Nov. 20 at 10:30 AM

Councilmember Jason Williams and Public Defender's Office to Hold Press Conference on Approval of Budget Parity Amendment TOMORROW, Nov. 20 at 10:30 AM

NEW ORLEANS - Council President Jason Williams has rescheduled today's press conference to discuss the Council's approval of a historic 2021 City Budget amendment relative to parity for the Public Defender's Office and District Attorney (DA) for tomorrow, Nov. 20, at 10:30 AM.

September 10, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Criminal Justice Committee Takes on Tear Gas Ban, No-Knock Warrants and Jail Size Reduction During Today's Meeting

Criminal Justice Committee Takes on Tear Gas Ban, No-Knock Warrants and Jail Size Reduction During Today's Meeting

NEW ORLEANS - The Council's Criminal Justice Committee met today to discuss and move closer to implementing several significant legislative priorities aimed at improving the City's criminal legal system.

As it's first major agenda item, the Committee engaged court officials, respected experts and local advocates as part of the one-year review of the Aged Debt and Warrant Clearance Legislation (Ordinance 32,776 & Resolution R-19-370). The Committee, and all parties present today, formally affirmed their commitment to continue to work together to address the outdated policies around Aged Debt and Warrant Clearance, which have inequitably prevented New Orleanians from passing background checks, being hired for quality jobs, obtaining their driver licenses, and more. 

September 3, 2020

Jason Rogers Williams

Council Urges Local & National Agencies to Prioritize Recovery Over Immigration Enforcement Following Hurricane Laura

Council Urges Local & National Agencies to Prioritize Recovery Over Immigration Enforcement Following Hurricane Laura

NEW ORLEANS - During today's regular meeting, the Council adopted Resolution R-20-284 by Councilmembers-At-Large Jason Williams and Helena Moreno requesting that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) field offices protect public safety and prioritize recovery and rebuilding over immigration enforcement in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. 

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