Our Views: Scorecard could be La. model

Our Views: Scorecard could be La. model

New Orleanians can be famously contentious on so many topics, from the best king cake to the kinds of monuments that should adorn their public squares.

Which makes it all the more remarkable that Forward New Orleans has united everybody from the Business Council and Associated General Contractors to the Urban League to neighborhood associations around a single civic platform.

Group Says Mitch Landrieu, City Council have fulfilled more than half of pledges made before last elections

Group Says Mitch Landrieu, City Council have fulfilled more than half of pledges made before last elections

A coalition of local civic groups that secured dozens of pledges from Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans City Council members more than three years ago says those officials have lived up to more than half of their promises and are making progress on most of the rest.

2017 Coastal Master Plan predicts grimmer future for Louisiana coast as worst-case scenario becomes best-case

2017 Coastal Master Plan predicts grimmer future for Louisiana coast as worst-case scenario becomes best-case

For 10 years, Louisiana’s Coastal Master Plan has represented the state’s vision for preventing its bottom third from being consumed by the Gulf of Mexico.

That vision got a lot grimmer Tuesday with the release of the 2017 edition of the plan.