New Orleans seniors are fighting for more funding for the local Council on Aging

A political battle is brewing between New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the Council on Aging.

At stake is potentially $6 million annually.

The Council on Aging says this money gives them a dedicated annual revenue stream, but leaders here at City Hall are suspicious, urging voters to vote no during an upcoming election.

The Council on Aging wants people in Orleans Parish to vote yes on a tax that would fund that entity during a special election on March 30.

They say the money that would go to help fund 16 senior centers across New Orleans and to help end a massive backlog with the Meal on Wheels program, where senior citizens get free food delivered to their homes.

The city says it needs more clarity and input on where all the money is going.

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