Popular Governor Jindal
Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal is he most popular governor in Louisiana according to the new Public Policy Polling survey released this week. Jindal has consistently stated that he will not be running for President and would be a candidate for Louisiana governor. The governor is reported to have almost 10 million dollars in his campaign warchest. To date, he faces no opposition.
New Orleans Assessor
When Assessor Erroll G. Williams takes his oath of office on January 1, 2011, he will take his place in New Orleans history as the first city-wide elected single Assessor for Orleans Parish. As Orleans Parish Assessor, Williams will oversee one of the state’s largest assessment rolls, valued at $4.5 billion, including 166,000 parcels and 11,000 businesses.
New Orleans Mardi Gras
Twelfth Night marking the end of Christmas festivities, the coming of the Epiphany, and the beginning of Carnival is coming soon--January 2010.
The Twelfth Night Magic celebration launches a Mardi Gras season. The Carnival season culminates on Fat Tuesday, which falls on March 8th this year..
In 2010, an estimated 1.2 to 1.5 million people attended Mardi Gras, and hotel occupancy rates were above 90% for the weekend. Mardi Gras has an economic impact of hundreds of millions of dollars for the city each year.