The process of making a final determination as to whether Jay H. Banks won the runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council took its first step Tuesday morning when officials inspected each voting machine from the district.
In his apparent victory Saturday night in the runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council, Jay H. Banks picked up a few voting precincts that Seth Bloom had won in the primary, in addition to holding on to his base and winning all the areas that had supported third-place finisher Timothy David Ray, an analysis of voting patterns shows.
By Robert Morris and Claire Byun
Jay Banks has won the runoff for the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council over Seth Bloom by a narrow margin of 131 votes, according to the official results, but Bloom says he is not conceding the race until next week.
The planned Superica restaurant on Magazine Street will be more than twice as large as the current Smashburger space currently in the location, a revelation is drawing frustration and opposition from more than a dozen Garden District and Irish Channel neighbors.
A rezoning to create an ice-cream shop on Louisiana Avenue in the Irish Channel was rejected by the City Planning Commission this week amid neighbors’s allegations that it is merely intended as a “front” for a commercial AirBnB operation.
The owner, however, says he is just using short-term rentals as a way of supporting his small business in its early stages, providing a test case in New Orleans’ growing conflict over the operation of AirBnB in residential neighborhoods as the issue moves to the City Council.
The winner of Saturday’s historic battle to elect the first female mayor of New Orleans will be the woman who does the best job of getting out her vote. Though all the polls still have City Councilmember LaToya Cantrell ahead against former Judge Desiree Charbonnet, insiders who are reading daily tracking polls believe that Cantrell’s lead has been shrinking as the race tightens up.
The proposed renovation of St. Vincent’s Guest House in the Lower Garden District into a boutique hotel with a new reception hall received the approval of the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, but developers were denied permission to charge admission for events or extend operating hours there as they had requested.
The City of New Orleans has released the final 70 bike share station locations for Phase 1 of its upcoming bike share system, and Uptown gets ten stations across the Lower Garden District and Central City areas.
In 2016, then-Presidential candidate Donald Trump shocked at least part of the nation when audio of his crass comments about women became public.
Now, those same words are emblazoned in a mural spanning a wall on South Liberty Street, with the most offensive words replaced by cartoonish pictographs.
Amid a packed schedule of campaign events in the final stretch before the Nov. 18 runoff election, the two remaining candidates for the open District B seat on the New Orleans City Council met Tuesday night to sharpen distinctions between their positions on AirBnB laws, housing policy and job creation.
Runoff candidates for the New Orleans mayor and City Council seats met Tuesday night to discuss issues of jobs, housing, and even whether the proliferation of dollar-stores in low-income neighborhoods helps or harms economic-development efforts there.
The four candidates who fell short of making the runoff for the open District B seat on the New Orleans City Council all announced their endorsements of the remaining candidates this week, with Catherine Love, Andre Strumer and Eugene Ben choosing Seth Bloom, and Timothy David Ray siding with Jay H. Banks.
Despite its popularity with neighborhood activists and preservationists, the proposed renovation of St. Vincent’s Guest House in the Lower Garden District and addition of a new reception facility has been postponed until mid-November amid nearby neighbors’ concerns about the new project’s operations.