Councilmember Jay Banks Discusses Important Issues District B Faces and What He Plans To Do if Reelected

October 11, 2021

District B Councilmember Jay Banks stands firmly at the crossroads of New Orleans politics and culture. Decades before running for office, he served as chief of staff for two legendary council stalwarts. He is a leader of a major political organization. Banks success as a mainstay on New Orleans cultural scene are equally impressive – Zulu King, Jazz […]

Anti-Phase III Motion Passes, but New Resolution Raises Doubts

July 28, 2021

The New Orleans City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee convened July 27th to discuss the motion, M-21-276, which was deferred during their July 17th general meeting. At that previous meeting, the council unanimously voted for R-21-274, which signaled that the Council would “strongly support a retrofit of the current jail, specifically the Option 3 retrofit plans […]

Should the James Singleton Charter School Be Closed?

July 27, 2021

The Orleans Parish School Board will meet as a Committee of the Whole Tuesday afternoon. During their Executive Session they will discuss the ongoing litigation with the James Singleton Charter School and the possibility that the perennially underperforming facility will be closed.  After NOLA-PS and Singleton Charter officials met in a court-ordered mediation last week, […]

Election Challenges Begin Monday in Civil District Court

July 26, 2021

Orleans Parish Chief Elections Officer Arthur Morrell and his attorney Madro Bandaries will head over to Civil District Court early Monday morning, July 26, to represent that State of Louisiana in three of six election challenges that were filed against candidates last Friday, July 23. Only at the end of these court challenges, will the […]

City Council Sweepingly Approves Resolution for Clean Air

July 2, 2021

“My Toxic Mardi Gras” – a headline no one here wants to read, but the possibility was brought up at yesterday’s city council hearing for R-21-239, the Resolution for Clean Air. Luckily, yesterday’s city council ruling brings us one step closer to minimizing that possibility. On June 28, 2021, the Jefferson-Orleans-Irish Channel Neighbors for Clean […]

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