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Quarter Rejects New Tax



Consider those visions of swat teams jumping out of St. Louis Cathedral turrets squelched. For now, the French Quarter will not be a security district.

Vieux Carre residents vanquished a plan Saturday that would've enlisted a private company to provide increased security in the historic neighborhood.


The Votes Are In


With another edition of crunk time in the books, we can now turn our attention to the topic that takes up that sliver of civic-oriented brain space unoccupied by Saints arcana: local politics. The results are in on yesterday's elections, and we've got the full rundown on a smattering of races we've been paying attention to after the jump.


Vote or Fry?


It's a month before Election Day. You know what that means, Louisiana! It's time for... elections! Of the state and local variety, that is. Political wizards say fully less than 20 percent of you will go to the polls tomorrow to vote on a steaming gumbo of yokel issues and candidates. And, as ever, there are distractions, what with the opening of squirrel hunting season. More on the races after the jump. 


Insecurity?


Sometimes it is easy to miss an issue amidst the constant mosaic of political signage dotting New Orleans. However, those of you close to the quarter may have nopticed references to the ominous, Post-Green Zone Baghdad sounding, "French Quarter Security District." Badically, come election day, we will vote on a law requiring residents and businesses in the Quarter to pay a mandatory tax for supplemental security. Here's an endorsement; NoDef is skeptical.


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