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Bill to add City Council representation back to Sewerage & Water Board heads to governor’s desk

May 17, 2018

Morrell’s bill also attracted push-back from the Bureau of Governmental Research, which issued a report last month arguing the bill could create a “false sense of security” along with conflicts of interest for the struggling utility.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Governance, Levees, Orleans Parish, S&WB

Covington police chief honored

May 17, 2018

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz has been selected to receive the Bureau of Governmental Research’s Excellence in Government 2018 Innovation Award for his work in initiating and implementing the Operation Angel Program, which allows complying drug addicts to seek rehabilitation rather than be incarcerated.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Public safety, St. Tammany Parish

BGR Honors Excellence In Government

May 11, 2018

BGR presented its 2018 Excellence in Government Awards during a luncheon ceremony at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Canal Barge Company, Inc. sponsored the awards program. Established in 1994, the awards program recognizes government employees and citizens for outstanding performance and creative problem-solving.

Source: Biz New Orleans

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz gets BGR award for opioid program

May 11, 2018

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz has received the Excellence in Government 2018 Innovation Award from the Bureau of Governmental Research for his leadership in establishing the Operation Angel Program to combat drug addiction in St. Tammany Parish.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Public safety, St. Tammany Parish

West bank voters approve new levee millage

Apr 28, 2018

The proposal was endorsed by the West Bank Business & Industry Association, the Home Builders Association of New Orleans and the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: Government Finance, Jefferson Parish, Levees, On the Ballot, Taxation & Assessments, Taxes

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