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Jefferson Parish Council approves contracting reform named for late activist

Aug 27, 2014

That version also would have removed Young’s directors, political appointees overseeing administrative departments, from the evaluation committees. Young and the non-profit Bureau of Governmental Research took issue with the removal.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Contracting, Jefferson Parish

World Trade Center building should be sold off to highest bidder, watchdog group says

Aug 26, 2014

“The city should set a minimum price that approximates fair market value and sell to the highest bidder willing to accept a redevelopment timeline with penalties, including a recapture provision for non-performance,” BGR said.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, World Trade Center

BGR urges city to sell former World Trade Center building

Aug 26, 2014

The Bureau of Governmental Research again is urging the city to abandon its efforts to find a developer to lease the former World Trade Center building at the foot of Canal Street and instead to sell the long-vacant property.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, World Trade Center

Our Views: New fight over judges

Aug 21, 2014

Judges are essential elements of the court system. But studies by the nonpartisan Bureau of Governmental Research and other groups have focused on the significant disparity between caseloads and judicial positions in parts of the state.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Courts, Orleans Parish

New Orleans’ water pipes, public buildings, street repairs could be in this man’s hands

Aug 19, 2014

The government watchdog Bureau of Governmental Research cautioned against merging the Sewerage & Water Board and City Hall three years ago out of concern that Landrieu already had too much on his plate and that such a move could increase the pressure of city politics on the agency and its contractors.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: City Government, Governance, Orleans Parish, S&WB

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