Voters in at least three parts of New Orleans will decide this fall whether to join the long list of neighborhoods in the city that pay special property fees or taxes for security patrols or other services. The City Council has called elections Nov. 6 for the Gentilly Terrace and Gardens, Lake Vista and North Kenilworth neighborhoods.
New Orleans already has more then two dozen such special security and improvement districts. Most such proposals are backed by existing homeowner associations, and they normally are approved without much controversy. In November 2010, there were 12 such proposals on the ballot -- five for new fees and seven for renewals -- and all passed.
Must be a great time to be Wackenhut around here.