Mayor LaToya Cantrell

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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.

Cantrell's administration held a press conference Tuesday to announce the new fleet of six hybrid trucks. The SWB has more than 100 trucks in its total fleet.
Screenshot from Cantrell's Facebook livestream

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and public officials unveiled a fleet of hybrid city vehicles Tuesday.

Flanked by officials, Cantrell stood in front of one of six new electric-hybrid Sewerage and Water Board trucks, which look like standard white Ford F-150’s with the agency’s classic yellow stripe along the side.

BATON ROUGE-- The House Ways and Means Committee discussed a trio of bills Monday and Tuesday that would give the city of New Orleans more control over local revenue to address its growing infrastructure concerns.

The public discussion came as New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Administration and leaders of the city’s hospitality industry have been unable to reach an agreement on how to pay for repairs to the city’s infrastructure.

Commander Shaun Ferguson has been chosen as New Orleans' next police chief.
City of New Orleans

New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell has tapped NOPD commander Shaun Ferguson to become the city’s next chief of police.

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A task force is examining if the shuttered Municipal Auditorium could be the new home for city government.

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