Audio Tapes of Jeffrey Vappie Investigation by Public Integrity Bureau Now Available on Big Easy Magazine

March 16, 2023

Though officials pledged that the audio tapes from the investigation of NOPD officer Jeffrey Vappie were secure, a city employee in the Law Department mistakenly handed a flash drive containing 11 interviews of Vappie and other officers to an unidentified member of HANO’s board of directors earlier on Monday, March 13. Though the investigation is […]

Questions Persist About Mayor Cantrell’s 2022 Recap Brochure: Was Fraud Committed?

February 28, 2023

City of New Orleans CAO Gilbert Montano provided a partial response Friday, February 24, to questions posed by City Council President J.P. Morrell and Vice President Helena Moreno regarding Mayor Cantrell’s recent 2022 recap brochure which the Cantrell administration selectively sent to 106,633 “fellow New Orleanians who actively participate in our local democracy” in late […]

City Truancy Center Could Return

January 31, 2023

The New Orleans City Council is considering a collaboration with the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) to create a new city-wide truancy center. Hailed as an anti-crime measure, the truancy center would be available to the growing number of juveniles who have drifted away from an in-school education since the pandemic began.  

Will Utility Bills Ever Be Affordable Again?

August 3, 2022

When it comes to Entergy and the increasingly onerous rates they are currently charging the citizens of New Orleans, some say it’s all about greed and the almighty dollar. Luckily, the New Orleans City Council is fighting hard to force more equity and accountability from Entergy New Orleans (ENO) while they plan for new options.  […]

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