Historic battle for the next mayor of New Orleans among races on Saturday's ballot

NEW ORLEANS -- Voters are taking to the polls Saturday to decide the runoff races in a number of campaigns, including what will be a historic night for the New Orleans mayor's race.

Here is what's on Saturday's ballot, via the New Orleans Advocate:

STATEWIDE: State Treasurer

Derrick Edwards, D

John Schroder, R

Jefferson Parish

School Board property tax
To levy a 8.45-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2018, for school employee salaries and benefits.

Fire Protection District 4 property tax
To levy a 16.65-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019, for fire district facilities.

Stonebridge neighborhood property tax
To levy a 45-mill property tax for 20 years, beginning in 2018, for the improvement of the Stonebridge Neighborhood Improvement District, including the purchase and maintenance of recreation and other facilities.

Orleans Parish

Judge, Civil District Court, Div. J
Omar Mason, D

D.Nicole Sheppard, D

Mayor
LaToya Cantrell, D

Desiree M. Charbonnet, D

Council, District B
Jay H. Banks, D

Seth Bloom, D

Council, District E
James A. Gray II, D

Cyndi Nguyen, D 

City Charter amendment
To amend the city charter to establish a savings fund. Appropriations from the fund could only be made by the City Council by a two-thirds vote and only when one or more of the following conditions have been met: the City Council has issued a declaration of emergency due to act of God, riot, war, or a grave emergency; the City Council has determined that a significant loss in city revenues has occurred due to an economic downturn of serious proportions; or the federal government has issued a mandate that has been determined to be in accordance with law. The charter change would also require that the savings fund have a balance of at least 5 % of the average of the previous five years of actual general fund expenditures except when any of the above conditions have been met.

Lake Terrace parcel fee renewal
To renew a $300 annual parcel fee ($700 for parcels with three or more units) for 8 years, starting in 2019, for crime prevention and security patrols.

Lake Willow parcel fee renewal 
To renew a $300 annual parcel fee for 3 years, starting in 2018, for security and beautification efforts.

Spring Lake parcel fee renewal
To renew a $200 annual parcel fee for 8 years, starting in 2019, for security and beautification efforts.

University neighborhood parcel fee 
To levy a $950 annual parcel fee for 10 years, starting in 2018, for the purpose and benefit of the district.

Lake Carmel parcel fee 
To levy a $250 annual parcel fee for 5 years, starting in 2018, for security and beautification efforts.

Audubon area parcel fee 
To levy a $550 parcel fee per year subject to an annual increase of $25 for 10 years, starting in 2019, for security and beautification efforts.

Lakewood East parcel fee renewal
To renew a $300 annual parcel fee for 8 years, starting in 2019, for security and beautification efforts.

Upper Audubon parcel fee 
To levy a $700 annual parcel fee for 8 years, starting in 2019, for crime prevention and security patrols.

St. Bernard

School Board 19.39-mill property tax renewal
To renew a parishwide 19.39-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019, for the operation and maintenance of St. Bernard schools, including paying employee salaries and benefits.

School Board 3.06-mill property tax renewal
To renew a parishwide 3.06-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019, for buying school buses and instructional materials and operating and maintaining school facilities.

School Board 9.44-mill property tax renewal
To renew a parishwide 9.44-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019, for paying employee salaries and benefits and giving additional support to schools. 

St. Tammany

State Representative, District 77
"Rob" Maness, R

Mark Wright, R

Lighting District No. 6 property tax 
To levy a 2.15-mill property tax for 10 years, starting in 2018, for road lighting in the district.

Recreation District No. 14 bond sale
To sell $7.8 million in general obligation bonds, not to exceed a 20-year repayment term, to purchase or construct land and facilities in the Coquille Parks & Recreation District. 

For a sample ballot for your precinct, click here for information from the Secretary of State’s office.

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