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City Council seeking comments on proposed new zoning law

Sep 17, 2014

(The city’s zoning ordinance) was called “incoherent, over-amended, outdated and vague” in a 2003 study by the Bureau of Governmental Research. “Interpreting the zoning ordinance is well beyond the reach of the typical developer, not to mention the average citizen,” the report said.

Source: The Advocate

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish, Zoning

Watchdog group seeking records on court study deliberations

Sep 10, 2014

The Bureau of Governmental Research wants to know how state Sen. Ed Murray, D-New Orleans, and the committee he ran reached its findings earlier this year on the size and efficiency of Louisiana’s judicial branch.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Courts, Orleans Parish

Jefferson Parish Council gives up some discretion over contracting: Editorial

Sep 3, 2014

The revisions fall short of what the Bureau of Governmental Research recommended and what the Jefferson Parish Citizens for Good Government urged the council to adopt. But the ordinance the Parish Council approved last week does limit the council’s discretion.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Contracting, Jefferson Parish

Opinion: City needs to sell 2 Canal St.

Sep 2, 2014

The Landrieu administration should follow the suggestion of the Bureau of Government Research, which this week repeated a call it first made in 2009: Sell 2 Canal St.

Source: CityBusiness

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish, World Trade Center

Report: City should sell World Trade Center site

Aug 31, 2014

“There have been three failed attempts to do a transaction through a request for proposals, and we think it is time to try something new,” said Janet Howard, president of the Bureau of Governmental Research

Source: WWL-TV

Filed under: City Government, Orleans Parish, World Trade Center

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