A Service-Driven Life

Jared Brossett is a Councilmember-elect for NOLA City Council District D. Jared was born, raised, and educated in New Orleans. He’s a graduate of McDonogh 35 and Xavier University and a lifelong resident of District D. Jared’s dedicated his life to serving his community and making our city a better place to live. Jared is energized by the opportunity to bring people together to take on some of our city’s toughest issues on New Orleans City Council.

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Celebrating the unveiling of the Edgar Degas Historic Plaque in Treme with French Consul General Trumel, state officials and David Villarubia of Degas House

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Lona Edwards Hankins He was black!

March 26, 2015 at 3:17 am

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We appreciate the quick response of law enforcement officers, TSA, Sheriff Normand JPSO, KPD, State Police, airport staff, EMS last night at MSY Airport especially TSA Carol Richel and JPSO officer that responded. MSY is back to normal operations. (Photo by Michael DeMocker TP)

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Karen Troyer Caraway Courage and commitment to protect us all.

March 22, 2015 at 2:59 am

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March 21, 2015 at 7:15 pm

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CNN!! I see you!!!

Jared C. Brossett Yea it just wrapped up! Hope all is well in Chi Town

March 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

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Great discussion today with District D Neighborhood Presidents on upcoming infrastructure, sewerage/water projects

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New mixed-use development coming to the 7th Ward! @NOLACityCouncil approves Sacred Heart/Vaucresson Development on St. Bernard Ave. #DistrictD http://t.co/r6gr1aUx88

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“New mixed-use development coming to the 7th Ward! @NOLACityCouncil approves Sacred Heart/Vaucresson Dev #DistrictD”

Jade Brown Russell Awesome!! Julie Frederick Vaucresson

March 13, 2015 at 5:26 am

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NOPD PARTNERS WITH DOMINO’S PIZZA TO PROMOTE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGN! THANK YOU DOMINO'S

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March 11, 2015 at 1:32 am

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Minority business owners pushing for more transparency in New Orleans city contracting http://t.co/HiBO9opsH7 http://t.co/b7yBMrWtNJ

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#Selma50
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Claire McCaskill on Instagram: “Glad that President and Mrs Bush here too. #Selma50”

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“Glad that President and Mrs Bush here too. #Selma50”

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Selma 50 yrs ago! A movement that changed the course of America! Reminds us of all the issues that plague this country & we must act on inequality in our society

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New Orleans properties available for auction go online Friday http://t.co/vSLogDszgc http://t.co/PVury18OYq

New Orleans properties available for auction go online Friday

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The properties to be sold in New Orleans' first-ever online auction of adjudicated properties will go online Friday (March 6) at noon, but I'll be running a live chat for the unveiling starting tomorrow at 8 a.m. There has been some...

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March 5, 2015 at 4:34 am

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N.O. council members identify ways to keep kids safe at bus stops http://www.fox8live.com/story/28266063/no-council-members-identify-ways-to-keep-kids-safe-at-bus-stops

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Announcing our summer job opportunities at Milne Boys Home with Mayor Landrieu , Councilmember Gray and NORDC staff! Thank you to Boh Bros & Entergy for your investment #NOLAYouthWorks

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Trevor Chase Lovit Ava Caitlin n Zoe ready 4 summer jobs email Travis info

March 5, 2015 at 1:56 am

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Press conference with my colleague Councilwoman Cantrell on the importance of school transportation safety ahead of our joint committee meeting tomorrow morning!! Our kids are #1!!!

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James E Brinson You're doing a great job Jared. Keep up the good work!

March 5, 2015 at 1:23 am

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Mo Vallot Proud of you, man.

March 5, 2015 at 4:04 am

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Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans Hope you can join our student entrepreneurs tomorrow night at Junior Achievement!

March 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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NOLA ..Lets welcome Parisite to District D!! The first ever skatepark in our city's history!!

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Ainsley Auzenne Love this, Great Job!

February 28, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Paul J. Rochon Nice Job. Irene Schiavo Rochon

February 28, 2015 at 7:26 pm

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Glenn Wiltz Future Governor of Louisiana!

February 28, 2015 at 6:45 am

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Collette M. Bloom You resemble your Dad so much!

February 28, 2015 at 6:16 am

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Donnetta L. Sigur Looking good Jared!!! So proud of you and the work that you do for others! Luv, Ms. Dee

February 28, 2015 at 4:51 am

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WBOK 1230AM Great photo!

March 4, 2015 at 7:22 pm

Lisa Chapuis HANDSOME GENTLEMAN.

February 28, 2015 at 12:27 am

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Our continued investment in Faubourg Lafitte neighborhood with the groundbreaking of 100 Senior Housing units coming Summer 2016

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Thank you Cox for being a great corporate partner and your generous $250,000 donation to Columbia Parc's Early Childhood Educare Initiative!!!

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Committee could increase influence of cyclists and pedestrians in policy debate http://t.co/TqfsXxj4gu http://t.co/Um5aP4xoPw

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UC was down at City Hall speaking in support of New Orleans’ first Bike-Ped Safety Advisory Committee ordinance yesterday. Now it's moving on to City Council. Thanks Jared C. Brossett, for your leadership and to Bike Easy, Ride New Orleans, UNO Transportation Institute, Tulane PRC and Friends of Lafitte Corridor as well! http://ow.ly/JoIr3

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N.O. City Council Gives Green Light To New Advisory Committee | News Talk 99.5 WRNO

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Committee would advise the Council on bicycle and pedestrian safety issues

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FEMA allocates money to complete Florida Housing Development http://www.louisianaweekly.com/fema-adds-1-5m-to-housing-project-funding/

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FEMA adds $1.5M to housing project funding | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source | The...

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Eighteen months after breaking ground on the redevelopment of the old Florida public housing complex, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Housing Authority of New Orleans announced February 5 the injection of an additional $1.5 million into the project, already set at a price of $14 mill…

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Congrats to Walter Leger Jr.!! His passion and commitment is evident through his volunteer service for our city and region!

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Walter Leger Jr. named 2015 New Orleans Bar Association president

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The son of a bar pilot, Walter J. Leger Jr. built his 40-year career in admiralty and maritime law. He has worked on an array of class action litigation and major maritime disaster cases, including litigation over the July 2008 oil spill on the Mississippi River.

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Jared C. Brossett at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Announcing Copa Airlines Non-Stop Flights to Panama! Great day for the City of New Orleans, Central & South America

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Joseph Swider Great news indeed! I'm looking forward to the day an airline announces the first non-stop from New Orleans to Havana....

February 5, 2015 at 9:29 pm

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Carlos Sánchez Excellent! About time!

February 6, 2015 at 11:54 am

Eric J. Iglesias Carlos-FYI

February 6, 2015 at 7:28 am

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Mayor Bill De Blasio recognizes that 13 dollars an hour is a minimum wage not a living wage while CM Jared C. Brossett introduces a living wage ordinance of 10.10/hr. What is wrong with this picture?

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De Blasio To Push For Major Minimum Wage Hike In NYC

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NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Tuesday that he will push to have the city’s hourly minimum wage jump to $13 by next year -- a steep...

Janet Hays Sally Stevens

February 4, 2015 at 6:25 am

Johnny Adriani $13.00 will only buy you one pack of cigarettes in Manhattan, $10.10 in New Orleans will buy you two and a half?

February 4, 2015 at 6:45 am

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Janet Hays So a single parent raising one child can send their kid off to school with how many cigarettes for lunch?

February 4, 2015 at 6:48 am

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Janet Hays As a non-smoker, I don't know how many cigarettes are in one pack... :(

February 4, 2015 at 6:49 am

Melissa Cornick $15 - no less, Cuomo!

February 4, 2015 at 6:49 am

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Janet Hays http://livingwage.mit.edu/

February 4, 2015 at 6:50 am

Melissa Cornick Evidence everywhere that the 1% took everything. Time to tax them big time.

February 4, 2015 at 6:51 am

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Johnny Adriani $15? That must be fairly recent (I commuted from CT to Union, NJ and back for four and a half years). Janet, I was being a tad bit sarcastic. Jared C. Brossett is a good man; he's trying. But wages here are just a tad bit different that they are in the tri-state area. A $50k a year job there get's you about $30k here; $100k, about $60k here. So $10.10 is actually a fairly good deal here compared from what I earned and what people offer around New Orleans.

February 4, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Mike Farrell People seem to think that raising the minimum wage is a magic solution that will solve all ills. They think that if they can just get the amount high enough, life will be amazing. These people have never had to account for payroll cost in a small business, and are living in a dreamland.

February 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Johnny Adriani But Mike, there is a problem with the situation in general. You cannot survive on $7.25/hr without relying upon the government. So this may keep the prices down, but drives our taxes up nonetheless. We won't even approach the businesses that skirt the benefits by limiting employee hours. And retirement? Well, pensions do not exist anymore for the benefit of the shareholders. In about 15 years we're going to see how well 401k's and our current retirement system works.

February 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Mike Farrell I have no problem if payroll taxes are used to augment minimum wage... Since larger companies will bear a larger brunt of the cost. Limiting employee hours is a right of a company. I've spent the last four months working less than 8 hours a week, for $6 an hour. Businesses are not obligated to provide a living to their employees, they are obligated to provide a living to their owners. Could you afford to hire a full time employee at $15 at the business you started? Probably not. But maybe you need someone to help for a couple of hours if you had a big job, and that would not be doable if you would be accused of "skirting" benefits...

February 4, 2015 at 1:55 pm

Johnny Adriani And herein lies the real dilemma, what is the definition of a small business? 100 employees, 200, 1000? This is how small businesses seem to be defined. Not the "mom and pop" true small businesses which are being decimated by the Walmarts, HomeDepots, and franchise owning RubyTuesdays. No I cannot hire anyone. Hell, I can't even pay myself. But there was a time, not all to far back in the distant memory, when you were hired on by a huge conglomerate you were ensured a retirement, decent health insurance, maybe even a bonus. Today, it is easier to go on my own and struggle as an independent because I'm my own boss and no matter where I work,I'll have to fund my retirement and pay for a better chunk of my health insurance costs. Only to watch the CEO at the top make horrid decisions and get bounced only to end up running another corporation. That's capitalism or is it?

February 4, 2015 at 3:01 pm

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Mike Farrell We both know that the current system we have in this country can best be described as "crony capitalism". As long as people continue to put any faith in elected officials, the system will continue to grind them down.

And when I talk about small businesses, I'm talking about the class of business that hires the most people, the franchise owners, independents, basically those business owners who make less than 6 figures.

February 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

Johnny Adriani Two words (well actually four -- two two word phrases) Tax Reform. Flat Tax.

February 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Janet Hays Hey Johnny, I was piling on to your sarcasm. Lol! If Jared really thinks 10.10 is a "living wage" thats a prob. If its just PR that a bigger prob. I would expound but my dentist is about to kill me for texting while hes trying to work!

February 4, 2015 at 5:07 pm

Mike Farrell Just the first two. Flat tax

February 5, 2015 at 12:10 am

Janet Hays We definitely need comprehensive tax reform.
"Chairman Camp includes a transition tax in his comprehensive tax reform plan. The President’s corporate tax reform framework also would raise substantial temporary revenue from the transition to a new corporate tax system, which it would use to offset the cost of infrastructure investment." http://www.cbpp.org/cms/?fa=view&id=4154

February 5, 2015 at 12:30 am

Jason Coleman We can only go as high as the state resolution which is $10.10. Let's start here and work up to $16. Besides the cost of living is almost double in NY.

February 5, 2015 at 3:37 am

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Janet Hays True. ..and again - my issue is saying that 10.10 is a living wage. It is not. I don't have a problem with starting somewhere. Let's just be honest about it.

February 5, 2015 at 3:50 am

Qi Wiggins
February 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Qi Wiggins wrote on Jared C. Brossett's timeline.

Thanks Jared for being the real deal "Councilmember Brossett Proposes
New Orleans Living Wage Ordinance"