Mitch Landrieu And The New Orleans City Council Might Be In A Little Bit Of Trouble

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council may soon end up in a legal bind.

Earlier today, Orleans Civil District Judge Kern Reese ordered Landrieu and the entire City Council to appear before him on June 11 because they have not followed the judge’s orders, which mandated that the city pay firefighters $75 million in back pay.

Landrieu and the City Council will have to explain to Reese why they should not all be held in contempt of court because they have refused to pay the firefighters of the city the million dollars in back pay.

The city’s firefighters union has been after Landrieu and the City Council for years on the issue. And if Landrieu and the City Council are held in contempt of court, Reese could fine Landrieu and the City Council for every day that they refuse to abide by the judge’s court orders.

This all came about back in 2014 when the city agreed to pay the firefighters $75 million in back pay. But, that back pay has yet to come to fruition.

Apparently, the city has nowhere near the funds to pay the firefighters the $75 million and the issue could just get kicked down the road if Landrieu and the City Council are not held in contempt of court.

Then again, New Orleans is known for government waste, so if it were not so wasteful, it could just pay the firefighters as promised.



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