City of New Orleans Wants to Suspend Plans for Phase III of OPSO Jail Facility Indefinitely

The city of New Orleans is seeking to suspend the programming, design and construction of a new Phase III of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) jail facility, with city officials announcing today that it has requested a modification of prior court orders in order halt jail expansion plans indefinitely....

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...

IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING: Paul Pastorek Will Bring a New Disaster to Puerto Rico

Apparently, the Department of Education in Puerto Rico did not get the memo. You know, the one that makes it clear that the so-called education reform that took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the one led by Paul Pastorek, failed. They obviously don’t know or understand the harm...

MAYOR CANTRELL CALLS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY PROPOSAL FOR NEW TAX “INADEQUATE”

Shortly after local hospitality industry leaders held a press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 6) to tout a proposal to seek legislative approval of a new .55 percent hospitality tax that would go to the city of New Orleans to address infrastructure needs, Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement, calling the...

City’s Real-time Crime Center Marks First Year

Earlier this week, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city marked the first anniversary of the City's Real-Time Crime Center (RTCC) by touting the success and growth of the crime-fighting initiative. "We have seen the center, in real time, prevent crimes from happening. We've seen -- in real time -- how it's...

New Orleans & Company Job Fest at Delgado Community College

New Orleans & Company is hosting its November Job Fest from noon until 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, at Delgado Community College’s Student Life Center, 916 Navarre. Designed to be a one-stop shop for job seekers, New Orleans & Company’s Job Fest allows participants to meet with a variety of employers...