hilton riversideGreat; just as New Orleans finally has struggled past its pre-Hurricane Katrina tourism benchmarks, it takes a step backwards with an unnecessary escalation in some lodging prices that will deter visitors.

That will happen as a result of unionization of its largest hotel, the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. UNITE HERE and management currently negotiate a contract for around 500 workers, although bringing them into the cartel’s fold increases union penetration into the city’s overall hospitality industry only to four percent.

landrieu allianceToday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu rebuked the Donald Trump administraton over the issue of whether the city is in full compliance with the federal immigration law. Landrieu stated that his claim of full compliance has been confirmed by the Trump administration and that New Orleans would not follow the mandates of the administration regarding sanctuary cities.

landrieu mayors usn response to President Donald Trump’s executive action impacting the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), Mitch Landrieu, the U.S. Conference of Mayors President and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement:

landrieu endorsement mayor new orleans city councilSo the  New Orleans Mayor’s Race endorsement debate is over, at least, that controversy which has occupied the minds of many speculating who two-term Mayor Mitch Landrieu might support to replace him.

Yesterday Landrieu formally decided not to support any candidate for Mayor of New Orleans, as he released his endorsements, which did not include the position of Mayor.

 

new orleans closed hurricane nateAfter Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in Aspen for the August 5th flood and in New York for the latest boil water alert, he made sure he was in New Orleans

Landrieu closes New Orleans due to Hurricane Nate

for the “perilous” Hurricane Nate. In preparation, the Mayor sent out breathless news releases about all of his emergency orders and held countless press conferences to let everyone know he was in charge. 

After two weeks of slamming Desiree Charbonnet for New Orleans Mayor, after she cancelled her appearance at its Voice PAC's forum at Loyola University on September 27th, the organziation, founded by businessman Sidney Torres, who has launched into a full scale attack against her, has just released a poll showing she is trailing New Orleans Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell by two percent.  

 

teddieIf you never thought the ongoing political circus between New Orleans Mayoral candidate Desiree Charbonnet and businessman Sidney Torres could ever get any more bizarre, brother, you are mistaken. It has.  Judging from developments in the past week, expect more media explosions and disruptions.  Things are going to get worse as election day creeps near.

 

torresIt's the Sidney Torres, Desiree Charbonnet, former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin political show again. 

 

notforsaleThe secrets behind the NotforsaleNola.com PAC which emerged last month to defeat Desiree Charbonnet has revealed its donor and expenses with the State of Louisiana Ethics.  The PAC put up a website and sent out political mailings for the sole purpose to defeat Charbonnet for Mayor of New Orleans.

 

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Slightly over a week to go into the New Orleans Mayor’s race and the focus seems to be on a side show involving Desiree Charbonnet-Sidney Torres than it is between any of the leading candidates.  Charbonnet is a mayoral candidate, LaToya Cantrell is a major candidate, Michael Bagneris is a major candidate, Sidney Torres is not.

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