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Mayor Landrieu’s approach to city contracts heads to New Orleans voters

Jul 10, 2014

Janet Howard, executive director of the government watchdog group Bureau of Governmental Research, said the proposal doesn’t require the mayor accept the selection committees’ recommendations. And should the mayor terminate a hiring process, there is no requirement that he explain himself in writing.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

Orleans voters to be asked to decide on contracting rules

Jul 10, 2014

BGR President Janet Howard said her organization has lingering concerns. She said the charter also should require that the mayor either accept a selection committee’s recommendation or else terminate the specific procurement involved and explain that decision in writing.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

City Council to consider charter changes on contracting

Jul 9, 2014

BGR President Janet Howard said her organization agrees that the mayor should have some flexibility in emergency situations but that the proposed language “would practically invite future mayors to grant exceptions.”

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

Landrieu wants voters to make it harder for a mayor to steer city business to favored firms

Jul 8, 2014

The Bureau of Governmental Research has called for changes like the ones outlined on Tuesday. President Janet Howard warned at the meeting that one provision would allow a mayor to get around the competitive selection process if he deemed it “in the best interest of the city.”

Source: The Lens

Filed under: City Government, Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu wants to codify his changes to contracting and DBE rules

Jul 8, 2014

The proposal has the tacit support of the Business Council of New Orleans & the River Region and the government watchdog Bureau of Governmental Research, although both groups said it doesn’t go far enough to keep future mayors from meddling with city contracts.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Contracting, On the Ballot, Orleans Parish

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