Short-Term Rental Debate Still On-Going in City Council

  District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer has submitted two motions for the regularly scheduled Council meeting this Thursday, May 24th, to halt new commercial short-term rental (STR) licenses and new and renewal temporary STR licenses. Currently the three types of licenses are available: commercial, temporary, and accessory. Commercial and...

On Monday (July 31), Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed operating and capital budgets for 2018 to the New Orleans City Council. The $647 million proposed operating budget is balanced and includes investments in public safety, job creation, recreation and streets. “Coming into office over seven years ago, we were...

An Open Letter to the New Orleans City Council: 99 Problems, Airbnb Ain’t One

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Dear City Council Members: On Oct. 6, you are expected to vote on an ordinance to regulate short-term rentals—one that would effectively ban whole home rentals such as those that are traded through online marketplaces like Airbnb.com. As the city of New Orleans seeks to strengthen these...

Mayor Landrieu Signs Gun Safety Ordinance into Law

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release Today (Monday Sept. 12), Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed a gun safety ordinance into law. Introduced by Jason Williams and James Gray, the ordinance was unanimously passed by the City Council. The ordinance has addresses three areas by: Making it mandatory for residents to report a...