‘Change the locks’: New Orleans City Council ends mayoral use of Pontalba apartment

August 25, 20230
nola.com BY BEN MYERS | Staff writer


New Orleans mayors will no longer have access to a city-controlled apartment in Jackson Square after City Council members on Thursday quashed Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s veto of an ordinance ending the longtime perk.

With a 5-2 vote, the City Council upheld a measure requiring that the French Market Corp., which operates the Upper Pontalba on behalf of the city, put Unit 530B on the second floor of the historic building up for lease.

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