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Unarmed French Quarter patrols delayed

Unarmed French Quarter patrols delayed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's plan to use voluntary hotel taxes to fund an unarmed, civilian patrol in the French Quarter has hit a snag.

A group of businesses in the historic neighborhood questioned why the city wasn't spending the $2.3 million in annual revenue to hire actual police officers.

Chris Young, of the French Quarter Business League, told the city council Thursday that given the crisis in the neighborhood, the idea of spending money on unarmed civilians to patrol was ludicrous.

In light of the debate, NOLA.com/The Times Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1wPnEOj ) Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey, who was sponsoring the measure on Landrieu's behalf, moved to defer action on it until the body's next meeting, scheduled for Nov. 6.

Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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