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November 16, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Moreno Announces Spring Ballot Measure to Permanently Fund Early Childhood Education

Council President Moreno Announces Spring Ballot Measure to Permanently Fund Early Childhood Education

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Council President Helena Moreno announced the beginning of the process to ask voters to approve a permanent revenue stream for Early Childhood Education in New Orleans. The notice of intent filed this week would place a 5mill measure on the April 2022 ballot for consideration by the City's voters. 

November 15, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Moreno Praises Selection of Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu as President’s Senior Advisor for Infrastructure

Council President Moreno Praises Selection of Former Mayor Mitch Landrieu as President’s Senior Advisor for Infrastructure

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Council President Helena Moreno praised the hiring of former mayor Mitch Landrieu as Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Coordinator for President Biden's bipartisan infrastructure bill. The nearly $1 trillion package is the largest federal investment in US infrastructure in history.

“Mayor Landrieu is exactly the leader this country needs to effectively and aggressively implement the landmark bipartisan infrastructure package,” said Council President Moreno. “New Orleans needs a significant investment in grid hardening and resiliency, as well as drainage, water management, and more. Mayor Landrieu knows intimately the needs of our city, and I’m confident he’ll be a powerful ally for New Orleans in D.C.” 

November 1, 2021

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Kristin Palmer Urges Council to Pass $375M Bond Package for City-Wide Major Infrastructure and Public Safety Projects

Kristin Palmer Urges Council to Pass $375M Bond Package for City-Wide Major Infrastructure and Public Safety Projects

NEW ORLEANS - Today, District “C” Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer announced her support for a major $375M bond package to fund priority infrastructure improvements and public safety projects throughout New Orleans. The sale comes at a critical time as the city continues to rebuild and strengthen public infrastructure following Hurricane Ida and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

October 28, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council to Create Plan for Upgrading and Strengthening Power Infrastructure in Preparation to Pursue Federal Funding to Help Cover Costs

Council to Create Plan for Upgrading and Strengthening Power Infrastructure in Preparation to Pursue Federal Funding to Help Cover Costs

NEW ORLEANS - Council President Helena Moreno received unanimous support for her plan to open a docket on grid hardening and resiliency at Wednesday’s Special Council Meeting. The docket would prepare New Orleans for the more than $500 billion of federal climate spending announced through the President’s Build Back Better and Infrastructure packages now advancing in Congress. 

October 27, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Moreno Announces Plan to Lower Rates and Power Utility Bills from Proposed Formula Rate Plan

Council President Moreno Announces Plan to Lower Rates and Power Utility Bills from Proposed Formula Rate Plan

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Council President and Utility, Cable, Telecommunications and Technology Committee Chair Helena Moreno announced a plan to lower rates that goes into effect November 2021 through the Formula Rate Plan (FRP).

The proposal involves pressing ahead with $18 million of customer bill credits, accepting 100% of the identified error reductions from Entergy's initial submission, and creating a $5 million fund to address gas customer bills. In total, the plan would negate any impacts on electric bills until next spring and create a pathway to assist gas customers.

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