On December 5, 2016, the Council received a presentation from the Landrieu Administration detailing fees, permits, and licenses imposed by the City Code in conjunction with city-approved special events, as well as discounts and waivers granted by the City. The presentation noted approximately $2.1M in lost revenue in 2016 (year to date) due to discounts and waivers and recommended two potential reform packages in order to reduce direct costs to the City such as uncompensated labor and wear and tear on City property. When these costs are not recovered from the user (permittee), general fund revenues are often expended to make sure that the City-approved events are safe for attendees and City facilities are in good working order. Typical fees waived include alcoholic beverage permits and processing fees, city property rental fees, fire prevention fees, and parking meter bagging fees. Typical discounts given include non-profit parade permit discounts and non-profit discounts for temporary certificates of occupancy. In order to consider the importance of these waivers and discounts to the community in comparison to other budgetary priorities, the Council provides the input form below and encourages the public to comment on what is important to them.
Click Here to view the "Special Event Cost Analysis" presentation
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Communications sent via this Comment Form are subject to provisions of the State of Louisiana Public Records Act.
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