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March 24, 2023

Helena Moreno

Councilmember Moreno Files City's First Right to Organize Legislation for City Workers

Councilmember Moreno Files City's First Right to Organize Legislation for City Workers

NEW ORLEANS - Council Vice President Helena Moreno has filed the City’s first legislation to codify the rights of City workers to organize and form a union. While union contracts have existed within the City for decades, this legislation, first announced last month, would enshrine in law the affirmative rights of City workers to organize and the processes to collectively bargain. Nevertheless, over the past several years, the union has faced continuous impediments and delays from the Administration. This legislation intends to clearly and concisely guide the interactions between the Administration and the union to ensure that collective bargaining will occur in a timely and fair manner. 

January 6, 2023

Lesli Harris

NEW ORLEANS District "B" Councilmember Lesli Harris

NEW ORLEANS District "B" Councilmember Lesli Harris

NEW ORLEANS - District "B" Councilmember Lesli Harris has issued the following statement regarding restoring the full Mardi Gras parade routes for 2023:

"Last month, I met with Mardi Gras krewe leaders and CAO Gilbert Montaño to work toward restoring the full, pre-COVID Mardi Gras routes. We know the Carnival season provides immeasurable benefits to our residents and a sizable portion of our small businesses’ annual revenue -- especially those in District B. I’m so pleased that the administration now has a path forward to bring Mardi Gras back to the front doors of businesses and residents along Jefferson, Magazine, and Tchoupitoulas. We have the funding to support security in these areas, and I stand ready to partner with the administration, NOPD, other law enforcement agencies, and the krewes to restore the Mardi Gras we know and love."

October 28, 2022

City Council

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

Seal of the City of New Orleans

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

Seal of the City of New Orleans

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.
 

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