Voter's Guide, 2021 Fall Elections, New Orleans
Position Councilmembers District B
NameRosalind Reed Thibodeaux

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Bio Information

Party AffiliationIndependent
ProfessionReal-estate broker
Present Employer / positionThibodeaux Reed Realty
Length of residence in Jurisdiction3 years
List of educational institutions and degreesULL (previously USL) Bachelor of psychology
Prior elected and appointed positions
Civic involvement and affiliations

Questions specific to the position

1. Do you feel like the wages for municipal employees, such as the NOFD and EMS are adequate, and if not, how do you propose raising them? No the emergency service pay is not reflective of the risk these individuals take.
2. Will you support an ordinance to establish an independent external evaluation of the Ethics Review Board as called for in the Charter? Please explain your answer. In any business it can be beneficial to have independent reviews when the question of ethics is raised. A non biased party to review the facts and make proper judgement
3. In your role as the regulatory body for Entergy, what factors would you consider to increase rates? I would not support rate increase without firm evidence of its necessity. Entergy has the burden of proof sharing full budget, if there is room for cuts to their budget while still allowing for proper service then that is what should be done prior to rate increases.
4. Where is the best site for a new City Hall and why? I have not studied this in great detail, but New Orleans East could use a boost. It seems as though the land time forgot. I would like to see the city move there in hopes that other businesses would follow creating some opportunity for that area. I think that in spite of New Orleans East being seemingly 'far' the benefit is that there is more opportunity to find accessible buildings and locations with onsite parking and generally less stressful for the public to access. I believe that action leads to action and the most important thing is that we find a location in most need of opportunity