code enforcement

The Lens

The city of New Orleans has hired Peter Bowen, the former general manager of major short-term rental operator Sonder, as the city’s new deputy chief administrative officer of land use. In his new position, Bowen will manage and oversee major departments including the Department of Code Enforcement and the Department of Safety and Permits, whose long list of responsibilities includes short-term rental permitting and enforcement.

St. John the Baptist Parish code enforcement officers no longer will carry badges or drive vehicles borrowed from the Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Mike Tregre tells The Times-Picayune that he informed parish President Natalie Robottom of the decision to change a standing arrangement with the parish in a discussion earlier this week.