N.O. Neighborhoods To Vote On Security Fees
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Voters in three sections of New Orleans will decide Nov. 6 whether to join the long list of neighborhoods that pay special property fees or taxes for security patrols or other services.
The Times-Picayune reports the elections will be in the Gentilly Terrace and Gardens, Lake Vista and North Kenilworth neighborhoods.
New Orleans already has more than two dozen such neighborhood security and improvement districts.
Most such proposals are backed by homeowner associations, and they normally are approved with little controversy.
In November 2010, there were 12 such proposals on the ballot — five for new fees and seven for renewals — and all were approved.