New Orleans council committee proposes ban on certain campaign contributions

A New Orleans City Council committee advanced an order on Tuesday that would bar its members or candidates from accepting certain campaign contributions. This decision would effectively prohibit contributions to members from companies regulated or contracted by the board. The body’s public services committee voted for it unanimously, arguing that it would eliminate conflicts of interest. “All New Orleans residents should have confidence that council members and council candidates will be unbiased and not unduly influenced by those they regulate,” council chairwoman Helena Moreno said Tuesday. in a press release. The members also advanced an order that would forgive $2 million in utility debt. This decision is an effort to relieve customers who are behind on their bills. The full seven-member council will vote on both ordinances on April 7.

A New Orleans City Council committee advanced an order on Tuesday that would bar its members or candidates from accepting certain campaign contributions.

The move would effectively prohibit contributions to members of corporations regulated or contracted by the board. The body’s public services committee voted for it unanimously, arguing that it would eliminate conflicts of interest.

“All New Orleans residents must be confident that council members and council candidates will be unbiased and will not be unduly influenced by those they regulate,” council chairwoman Helena Moreno said Tuesday in a statement.

Members also advanced an order that would cancel $2 million in utility debt. This decision aims to relieve customers who are late on their bills.

The full seven-member council will vote on both ordinances on April 7.

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