Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s office sent out a press release Monday reminding residents of the increased fine — to $300 from $40 — that will start being enforced this month.
“We had a bunch of participants in all of our organizations that have gotten feedback that there are still high school students that can't attend prom,” Ellis said. “Because New Orleans is such a private-school community and Catholic-school community, there are still kids that can't go to prom with their date.”
Residents should brace themselves for heavy traffic in the French Quarter, Central Business District and Marigny Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14, as this year’s French Quarter Fest kicks off.
According to the survey, 88 percent of residents support raising the salaries of public school teachers with 93 percent of Democrats, 90 percent of Independents and 80 percent of Republicans in favor.
RTA officials attempted to steer the conversation toward general feedback and suggestions for the streetcar, rather than defending their original proposal.
House Concurrent Resolution 2 by Rep. Robby Carter, D-Amite, would make Louisiana the final state needed for the decades-old amendment’s ratification.
The split vote stemmed over a proposed amendment to the law some are calling “the boyfriend loophole.”
Mayor LaToya Cantrell established the equity office March 20, which will house the existing Human Relations Commission and LGBTQ+ Task Force.
Cassidy called the timeline "not soon enough."