EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 00-1

EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 00-1

Bond Allocation--Industrial Development Board of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, Inc.


WHEREAS, pursuant to the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (hereafter "the Act") and Act 51 of the 1986 Louisiana Legislature, Executive Order No. MJF 96-25 (hereafter "MJF 96-25") was issued on August 27, 1996 to establish:

(1) a method for allocating bonds subject to private activity bond volume limits, including the method of allocating bonds subject to the private activity bond volume limits for the calendar year of 2000 (hereafter "the 2000 Ceiling");

(2) the procedure for obtaining an allocation of bonds under the 2000 Ceiling; and

(3) a system of central record keeping for such allocations; and

WHEREAS, the Industrial Development Board of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana, Inc., has requested an allocation from the 2000 Ceiling to be used to finance the acquisition, construction and installation of a development project for the reconstruction and reconfiguration of a building to accommodate a mixed housing/commercial development facility located at 602 North Cortez, New Orleans, parish of Orleans, state of Louisiana, in accordance with the provisions of Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended;

NOW THEREFORE I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution and laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:

SECTION 1: The bond issue, as described in this Section, shall be and is hereby granted an allocation from the 2000 Ceiling as follows:

Amount of Allocation Name of Issuer Name of Project
$29,000,000 Industrial Development Board of the City of New Orleans, Project Louisiana, Inc. 3700 Orleans, L.L.C.

SECTION 2: The granted allocation shall be used only for the bond issue described in Section 1 and for the general purpose set forth in the "Application for Allocation of a Portion of the State of Louisiana Private Activity Bond Ceiling" submitted in connection with the bond issue described in Section 1.

SECTION 3: The granted allocation shall be valid and in full force and effect through the end of 2000, provided that such bonds are delivered to the initial purchasers thereof on or before April 3, 2000.

SECTION 4: All references in this Order to the singular shall include the plural, and all plural references shall include the singular.

SECTION 5: The undersigned certifies, under penalty of perjury, that the granted allocation was not made in consideration of any bribe, gift, or gratuity, or any direct or indirect contribution to any political campaign. The undersigned also certifies that the granted allocation meets the requirements of Section 146 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

SECTION 6: This Order is effective upon signature and shall remain in effect until amended, modified, terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the state of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 5th day January, 2000.

M.J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.
Governor

ATTEST BY
THE GOVERNOR
Fox McKeithen
Secretary of State