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Henderson Lewis Jr. chosen Orleans Parish school superintendent

Jan 20, 2015

His plan for his first 180 days on the job gets very specific about New Orleans issues, including teacher evaluations, minority contracts and a 2013 Bureau of Governmental Research report that took issue with the system’s tax accounting.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Schools

James Gill: Traffic Court’s jobs program for slackers

Jan 17, 2015

New Orleans suffers from a glut of judgeships across the board and could abolish 25 of them, saving $14 million a year, without any loss of efficiency, according to the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Courts, Orleans Parish

Here’s what would-be superintendents say they plan for Orleans Parish public schools

Jan 16, 2015

(Superintendent candidate Henderson Lewis Jr) would assess contracting processes and finances, guided in part by 2013 recommendations from the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Schools

Critics of New Orleans’ draft zoning laws repeat calls for changes

Jan 6, 2015

Her objection echoed that of the government watchdog group Bureau of Governmental Research which called for the article to be revised or excised from the draft ordinance last fall.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Zoning

In last-ditch effort, neighborhood groups demand changes to proposed zoning law

Jan 6, 2015

The Bureau of Governmental Research also has objected to that provision, saying in a report last year that it has the “potential for undermining the rest of the CZO.”

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Orleans Parish, Zoning

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