The 2022 Annual Budget was adopted by the French Quarter Economic Development District in accordance with Resolution R-2021-4. Sales tax remittances for 2022 are projected to exceed the projected budget revenue. A mid-year budget adjustment is being considered. Please use this opportunity to contribute to the public discussion about opportunities for programming within the limitations of Resolution R-2021-4.

RESOLUTION R-2021-4
Section 1. In accordance with FQEDD Resolution R-2021-3, and as approved by the voters of the FQEDD at a special election held on April 24, 2021, an increase of .245% in the sales tax, over and above the amount of sales tax currently being collected, is hereby levied within the boundaries of the FQEDD (the area bounded by the Mississippi River, the center line of Canal Street, the rear property line of the properties fronting on the lake side of North Rampart Street, and the rear property line of the properties fronting on the downriver side of Esplanade Avenue to the Mississippi River), to be collected on the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or the consumption of tangible personal property and sales of services, excluding the furnishing of hotel and motel guest rooms within in the District, within the boundaries of the FQEDD for a period beginning October 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2026. The foregoing tax collections shall be used exclusively for the purpose of funding POST Certified supplemental police patrols and homeless assistance services, with the initial $2 million collected in any year dedicated to supplemental police patrols and any additional revenue to be divided between additional patrols and public safety programs (including homeless assistance). The proceeds of the tax levied and collected in accordance with this section shall be segregated as collected and deposited into the French Quarter Economic Development District Trust Fund, created by New Orleans City Council Ordinance No. 26,374 M.C.S., and administered by the French Quarter Management District, which shall provide fiscal and operational oversight in accordance with Resolution R-2021-3 and shall be subject to the reporting requirements therein.

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* 1. What is the 3-5 year public safety goal to be met?

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* 2. What primary source reference, such as the Interfor French Quarter Security Assessment or Travelers Aid Society's Homeless Needs Survey Recommendations Report, supports this public safety goal?

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* 3. What are the incremental deliverables to achieve this goal?

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* 4. What are the existing departments/agencies/programs that can be utilized?

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* 5. What are the metrics for accountability if this deliverable is funded?

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* 6. Please enter your contact information.

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