We created this tool to help community leaders track progress on their voter turnout efforts in the precincts they were working in the 2019 elections.
It tells an incredible story about the impact citizens can have on turnout.
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Together New Orleans has released an impact and equity analysis of the 2020 property assessments called "The Good, The Bad and the Just-Plain-Not-Legal."
The analysis looked at two questions:
#1) IMPACT: How seriously will the impact of the assessment increasing be and what people and neighborhoods will be most severely affected?
#2) FAIRNESS: To what extent have the assessment increases been applied consistently across different values and types of property?
The study found that:
- Several thousand New Orleans households are likely to face unsustainable increases to their property taxes, which have the potential to result in displacement of those families; and
- The assessments valued low- and moderate-value properties far more aggressively than high-value properties.
- The assessments under-value vacant land and parking lots
- The assessments treat as "exempt" $155 million in industrial property which has no tax exemption and is therefore taxable
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How we can reduce Louisiana's incarceration by 50%
... and save $800 million.
BACKGROUND READING: “Blueprint for Smart Justice: Louisiana,” ACLU, 2018.
Reading is online here.
Tuesday, August 13, 6 to 7pm
Mt. Zion UMC, 2722 Louisiana
Download a pdf event flier here.
Folgers Coffee could owe New Orleans more than $1M
BY JESSICA WILLIAMS | STAFF WRITER
To RSVP to attend on Tuesday, June 25th, click here.
The reading for this session is the Vera Institute's report, "Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans" (2019). (Click to download.)