Cantrell’s Woes Continue: Judge Blocks Wisner Funds, Watchdog Group Investigates Apartment Use

September 30, 2022

The punches keep rolling in for beleaguered mayor LaToya Cantrell. A civil court judge has temporarily blocked the use of all Wisner funds without court approval. Following that news, the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) released a report showing that Cantrell has been living in an Upper Pontalba apartment, and asked that the council investigate whether or not Cantrell has been paying rent.

Council Moves to Halt Distribution of Wisner Trust Funds

September 23, 2022

On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop Mayor LaToya Cantrell and her administration from distributing any funds from the Wisner Trust without council approval. The motion is part of an ongoing lawsuit filed in July.

Our Views: Mayor Cantrell Remains Deaf to Constituent Concerns

August 25, 2022

Nearly 50% of New Orleanians disapprove of the mayor's performance at this point, but that hasn't deterred her from staying the course. Over the past several weeks, Mayor LaToya Cantrell has faced criticism on trash contracts, crime, her outlandish travel spending, and more. Yet in almost every interest, she has ignored the concerns of her constituents and attempted to defend her actions - or even doubled down.

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