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January 24, 2022

Jean Paul "JP" Morrell

Councilmember JP Morrell Responds to Entergy Pulling $30 Million Commitment from Sewerage & Water Board Substation

Councilmember JP Morrell Responds to Entergy Pulling $30 Million Commitment from Sewerage & Water Board Substation

With critical infrastructure funding being called into question, Councilmember At-Large JP Morrell, who took office earlier this month, responds to Entergy New Orleans backing out of its $30 million commitment to build a substation that would provide critical drainage and power to pumps during flooding emergencies.

January 24, 2022

Helena Moreno

Statement from Council President Moreno Regarding Sewerage & Water Board Substation

Statement from Council President Moreno Regarding Sewerage & Water Board Substation

Entergy's inability to finance the Sewerage & Water Board doesn't stop this project because the big difference is that the City now has American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars in hand. Using ARPA funds to pay for the SWBNO substation is now the most straightforward solution to funding this project, and it's also the cheapest for ratepayers. For Entergy to finance the substation means SWBNO ratepayers would be on the hook for almost $30 million in construction costs and another $7 million in Entergy profit.

December 2, 2021

Jay H. Banks

Councilmember Jay H. Banks Encourages Residents to Attend Upcoming Job Fairs

Councilmember Jay H. Banks Encourages Residents to Attend Upcoming Job Fairs

NEW ORLEANS - The City of New Orleans and JOB1 NOLA are hosting a series of Neighborhood Job Fairs in December 2021 beginning Monday, December 6 through Thursday, December 16. Councilmember Jay H. Banks is encouraging all residents looking for new career opportunities to attend to get connected with employers.

 

See the flyer below for details and click here or follow JOB1 on Facebook for additional updates and announcements.

December 2, 2021

Jared C. Brossett

Councilmember Brossett Introduces Ordinance to Rename Robert E Lee Blvd. After the Late Allen Toussaint

Councilmember Brossett Introduces Ordinance to Rename Robert E Lee Blvd. After the Late Allen Toussaint

NEW ORLEANS - District “D” Councilmember Jared C. Brossett introduced an ordinance at yesterday's City Council meeting to rename Robert E Lee Blvd. to Allen Toussaint Blvd.

 

The street currently honors a commanding officer of the Confederacy. Councilmember Brossett seeks to honor the accomplished musician and producer who was born and raised in New Orleans and left an indelible mark on the city’s culture.

December 1, 2021

Jared C. Brossett

Councilmember Brossett Passes Funding for Public WiFi and Proposes $5 Million Allocation to Relocate Gordon Plaza Residents

Councilmember Brossett Passes Funding for Public WiFi and Proposes $5 Million Allocation to Relocate Gordon Plaza Residents

NEW ORLEANS - District “D” Councilmember Jared C. Brossett has been pushing for public WiFi access throughout his term, and today he was able to secure funding to make an initial investment of $1.5 million to that end. Councilmember Brossett was joined by Councilmembers Banks, Palmer, Nguyen, and Glapion in support of the measure during today's regular Council meeting. 

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