City Council Supports New Public Database on Police Misconduct

The New Orleans City Council adopted a resolution in support of the creation of a public-facing database by the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) to increase community engagement, ensure timely data collection and provide heightened transparency of local law enforcement encounters to create additional accountability. Currently, after five years, officer disciplinary...

City Council Creates Committee to Examine Street Renaming

At its June 18 meeting, the New Orleans City Council passed a motion establishing the City Council Street Renaming Commission, an advisory committee that will take the lead in a public engagement process to consider renaming certain streets, parks and public places in New Orleans that honor white supremacists.  The Commission...

New Orleans Health Department Investigates Apparent Clusters of COVID-19 Cases

The New Orleans Health Department and the Louisiana Department of Health announced today that the agencies are investigating apparent clusters of cases of COVID-19 in Orleans Parish. The two separate clusters are related to a New Orleans high school graduation party and a large, non-physically distant gathering at a bar...

Early Voting Begins Saturday, June 20 for Presidential Primary and Municipal Primary

Early voting begins Saturday, June 20 and continue through Saturday, July 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, excluding Sundays. Registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote in their party’s Presidential Preference Primary. On the ballot for Presidential Nominee Democratic Candidates are Joseph R. Biden, Tulsi Gabbard,...