WHAT IS THE PARCEL FEE?
The Parcel Fee supports the operations of the BIA. The Parcel Fee is $100 annually received from all property owners in Broadmoor through property tax collection. The Parcel Fee is used to sustain quality-of-life initiatives and to encourage the beautification and overall benefit of the area bounded by South Claiborne Avenue, Nashville Avenue,
Fontainebleau Drive, Octavia Street, South Jeff Davis Parkway, Washington Avenue and Toldeano Street.
Impact of the Parcel Fee
With the help of parcel Fee, the BIA provides strong, consistent, and responsive programming across the community; addressing food insecurity through the Broadmoor Food Pantry, providing affordable mental healthcare and access to social services, fostering community connectivity through monthly neighborhood meetings and other events, and providing space for free and affordable community events, meetings and classes at the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center and the Rosa Keller Library Community Center.
At the BIA, we believe in radical transparency and financial responsibility. We take your investment seriously and, along with an elected board of commissioners from the Broadmoor community, seek to steward the resources allocated to us through the parcel fee in a way that is responsive to community needs and concerns. Review the BIA's 2020 agency budget here.
Your Parcel Fee At Work:
Since 2012, the Broadmoor Food Pantry has served over 7,000 households and over 16,000 individuals with emergency food assistance.
Counseling & Case Management
The Broadmoor Improvement Association provides donation-based and sliding-fee scale counseling services, making mental healthcare accessible to all our neighbors.
From 2016–2020, the BIA increased the total number of counseling hours provided from 850–1,850.
Community Centers & Events
Since 2013, the BIA has hosted over 3,000 community events, classes, and meetings at the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center and the Rosa Keller Library Community Center, including:
Addiction Recovery Groups
Arts & Culture Activities
- Computer Classes
Meditation & Mindfulness Groups
Monthly neighborhood meetings provide Broadmoor residents with an opportunity to come together to address issues facing our community and hear from experts in the nonprofit field, City and local government, and business leaders.
Quality of Life & Neighborhood Beautification
Since 2016, BIA staff have advocated to the City on behalf of over 100 Broadmoor residents' quality of life concerns.
In addition to maintaining the Broadmoor Fine Arts & Wellness Trail — and distributing over 7,500 dog waste bags along the trail — the BIA is developing a strategic plan for enhancing access to green space and addressing flooding across the neighborhood. If renewed, the parcel fee will support the development and beautification of green spaces throughout Broadmoor, mitigating the risk of flooding and fostering a more healthy and equitable neighborhood for everyone.
Will you help us keep Broadmoor strong for another five years?
Help us build a strong and resilient Broadmoor by voting to renew the parcel fee on the November 3 ballot.
Want to get involved in the campaign to renew the parcel fee? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about canvassing and other efforts to raise awareness of the parcel fee in the neighborhood.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Parcel Fee
When was the first Parcel Fee Instated ?
Since 2010, Broadmoor voters have shown consistent support for the parcel fee and improvement district, which exists to promote health and wellness and quality of life initiatives for all Broadmoor residents. The parcel fee was first approved in 2010 and renewed again in 2015. Every five years, Broadmoor residents have a chance to vote on whether to renew the parcel fee — 2020 is an election year for the BIA!
How much is the parcel fee per household and how does that money get spent?
Can I opt-out of paying the parcel fee?
Residents who qualify for an exemption or reduction in their property taxes based on their income or disability status are able to opt-out of paying the Broadmoor parcel fee. Eligible residents can contact the New Orleans Bureau of the Treasury at (888) 387-8027.
What do renters get out of the BIA? Does the BIA only benefit homeowners?
Renters are eligible for the same services that are provided to homeowners in our community. Everyone regardless of socioeconomic status can participate in services and programs offered by the BIA.
How can I get involved with the BIA in order to make suggestions about how the parcel fee is spent?
What percent of the BIA's overall budget does the parcel fee fund?
On average, the parcel fee represents 44% of the BIA's operating budget. The remainder of the budget is funded through earned rental income from the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center (27%), foundation grants (26%), and individual donors (3%).
What percent of parcel fee funding is allocated for BIA staff salaries versus quality of life initiatives and programming?
Parcel fee funds are allocated to support quality of life and health and wellness programs presented by the BIA. 37% of parcel fee funds support the BIA's staffing costs, including one full-time Executive Director, one full-time Wellness Director, one part-time Communications Lead & Volunteer Coordinator, one part-time Pantry Coordinator, and a staff of five part-time Desk Ambassadors. Six members of the BIA's staff are Broadmoor residents, bringing good employment opportunities to the neighborhood.
WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING
“The BIA has been great for
our neighborhood, bringing City services to residents where they can get connect with the City through the source of the neighborhood first.”
The BIA is a model program because its outreach is immediate and direct and applies to many walks of life for our diverse neighborhood.
The parcel fee goes a long way to keeping a strong network of families in our area and helping them have great lives.
BIA Block Captain
The programs offered by the BIA have helped me stay connected with my neighbors and given me a sense of pride to live in Broadmoor