Mayor Cantrell’s city credit card begs for mercy as it shoulders her $95K in unpaid taxes

Mayor LaToya Cantrell's city credit card begs for mercy as it shoulders her $95K in unpaid taxes - New Orleans news - Neutral Ground NewsAlesia Kazantceva

As part of her effort to address her family’s enormous and highly reported unpaid taxes, Mayor LaToya Cantrell today bought herself a Hard Rock collapse timeline to deal with it by abusing her city credit card, which was found outside City Hall battered and bruised, begging for help.

“I am proud to announce that the debt unfairly targeting me and my family because I am the first female mayor in the history of New Orleans has been tarped over and in the past, allowing us all to move on and focus on other things. Have you seen what Trump has been doing?” said Mayor Cantrell.

The mayor owes more than $95,000 to the Internal Revenue Service for unpaid taxes over the course of six years, according to liens filed by the agency against her home in Broadmoor. The use of her city credit card to pay for personal items is not uncommon for the California born Cantrell.

“Our family has been struggling with this debt for years. When you make $138,400 and your husband can only scratch together $100,000, it’s hard to make ends meet. I know many of our city’s residents face similar challenges, while they work hard every day, of keeping their homes. Thankfully, the Parish Assessor has found that property values have skyrocketed so our people are richer and able to afford to pay a greater portion of their fair share. We are all in this together. The credit card statement says so.”

Cantrell spokesman Dan Gleesac says the mayor has developed a comprehensive long, long, long-term plan that will allow her to pay back the money on qualifying day for the next election cycle if not paid off before then by new millages.

“The mayor has been in constant contact with the IRS in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019,” said Gleesac. “As a mayor, she knows very well how important paying taxes is and has made collecting them from residents the highest of priorities.”

The credit card, which was taken to Charity Hospital for its injuries and is expected to recover after undergoing extensive reconstructive plastic surgery, declined comment but did release a statement through its bank.

“Previous balance $75,600. Payments and Credits $0. New Balance $95,000.”