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June 13, 2024

Utility, Cable, Telecommunications and Technology Committee, Joseph I. Giarrusso

City Council Announces RFP for Accounting Firm to Oversee SWBNO Billing Complaints

City Council Announces RFP for Accounting Firm to Oversee SWBNO Billing Complaints

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council, after collaborating with Mayor
Cantrell and the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO), announces
the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire an independent accounting firm
to oversee and handle SWBNO’s billing process and billing complaints for the next 12
to 18 months.

November 30, 2023

Joseph I. Giarrusso, Budget Hearing

New Orleans City Leaders Collaborate on Key Priorities for 2024 Proposed Executive Budget Amendment

New Orleans City Leaders Collaborate on Key Priorities for 2024 Proposed Executive Budget Amendment

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans City Council Budget Chair Joseph I. Giarrusso III and Chief
Administrative Officer Gilbert Montaño have collaborated to introduce an amendment to
the 2024 Proposed Executive Budget after weeks of working with Mayor LaToya Cantrell's
administration, the City Council, New Orleans residents, and stakeholders.

July 24, 2023

Joseph I. Giarrusso

City Council Requests Taxing Agencies Not Roll Forward Their Millages After Huge Quadrennial Reassessments

City Council Requests Taxing Agencies Not Roll Forward Their Millages After Huge Quadrennial Reassessments

This is a quadrennial reassessment year. As reported, the average property value has shot up by 23%. Residents are already burdened with skyrocketing insurance rates, higher utility costs, and increased costs for goods and services. They have been writing us to say they are tapped out. 

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.
 

February 3, 2022

Helena Moreno, Joseph I. Giarrusso, Jean Paul "JP" Morrell, Lesli Harris

Councilmembers Release Preliminary Action Items to Address Violent Crime

Seal of the City of New Orleans

Today, Council President Helena Moreno, Vice-President J.P. Morrell, and Councilmembers Lesli Harris and Joe Giarrusso announced the release of a compilation of action items to address surging violent crime in our communities. These Councilmembers will continue to receive feedback from the public and collaborate with the full Council on solutions, noting that public safety is the Council’s top priority.

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