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NOLA.COM: What does New Orleans need from the next mayor?: Editorial

A voter heads into Engine 26 Ladder 9 fire station on South Jeff Davis Parkway as New Orleans residents cast their ballots in the Dec. 10 runoff election.((c) Dinah Rogers)

A voter heads into Engine 26 Ladder 9 fire station on South Jeff Davis Parkway as New Orleans residents cast their ballots in the Dec. 10 runoff election.((c) Dinah Rogers)

By The Times-Picayune Editorial Board

New Orleanians spent the past few days watching candidates for mayor and City Council file their qualifying papers for the Oct. 14 primary election. Now the field is set, and voters can start to get a better sense of what candidates say they'll do.

But it isn't only up to the candidates to set a course for the next four years. New Orleans residents ought to let these potential city leaders know what our top priorities are.

Forward New Orleans, a coalition of more than two dozen civic, community and neighborhood groups, has a strong list. The group has spent months coming up with specific priorities to frame the debate for this fall's elections. 

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Sharree Walls