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January 28, 2021

Helena Moreno

New Orleans City Council Welcomes New Interim Member Donna Glapion

New Orleans City Council Welcomes New Interim Member Donna Glapion

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the Council voted to appoint Donna Glapion, New Orleans civic and community leader, to serve as interim Councilmember At-Large for the remainder of former Councilmember Jason Williams’ term. 

January 20, 2021

Helena Moreno

*REMINDER* Applications to Serve as Interim New Orleans City Councilmember Close Today at 5 PM

*REMINDER* Applications to Serve as Interim New Orleans City Councilmember Close Today at 5 PM

NEW ORLEANS - The deadline for members of the public to apply for the vacant interim City Council seat is today, January 20, by 5 PM. The selected candidate will serve for the remainder of the term of former Councilmember At-Large Jason Williams, who is now officially sworn in as the City’s new District Attorney.

 

Qualified New Orleanians interested in taking on this role may visit council.nola.gov/interim to apply and submit a resume. As a reminder, anyone who serves as interim Councilmember At-Large may not run for that position in the Fall 2021 elections.

January 14, 2021

Helena Moreno

In Major Victory for Tax Fairness, Council Votes to Deny Remaining Four Folgers Tax Exemptions

In Major Victory for Tax Fairness, Council Votes to Deny Remaining Four Folgers Tax Exemptions

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the Council completed votes to deny the final four remaining tax exemptions requested by Folgers. Last month, the Council voted to deny two others, meaning all six requested are now rejected. The Orleans Parish School Board also voted against all six applications last month. 

December 17, 2020

Helena Moreno

Council President Helena Moreno Applauds Denial of Two Corporate Giveaways, Pushes for Additional Denials in January

Council President Helena Moreno Applauds Denial of Two Corporate Giveaways, Pushes for Additional Denials in January

NEW ORLEANS - Council President Helena Moreno has issued the following statement in reaction to the Council's vote to deny two of Folgers’ ITEP applications and defer four to the January meeting. Moreno authored resolutions to deny all six applications to prioritize money going to public safety instead of a tax break to an $8B corporation.  

December 10, 2020

Helena Moreno

Councilmember Moreno Announces Over $1M in Utility Ratepayer Savings Through Reducing Consultant Costs and Local Hiring

Councilmember Moreno Announces Over $1M in Utility Ratepayer Savings Through Reducing Consultant Costs and Local Hiring

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Council Utilities Chair Helena Moreno announced new results from an ongoing, multi-year effort to build local capacity for utility regulation and reduced reliance on outside advisors.

For years, the public and advocacy groups have pushed to reduce the amount of ratepayer money paid to outside advisors to regulate Entergy New Orleans, but no cost-cutting measures were implemented until Councilmember Moreno authored sweeping changes for oversight and payment.

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