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Mar 25, 2013

Source: The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Ethics, Governance, St. Tammany Parish

St. Tammany inspector general will be topic of BGR breakfast

By Kim Chatelain, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
March 25, 2013

St. Tammany Parish’s drive to establish an inspector general will be the topic of an April 11 forum sponsored by the Bureau of Governmental Research. New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux and David McClintock, the newly appointed Jefferson Parish inspector general, will be featured speakers.

Several political and civic leaders in St. Tammany have formed a coalition to push for the establishment of an Inspector General on the north shore. The organization has established a Facebook page and is working with BGR and local legislators to pass legislation to create the inspector general position.

The concept for an inspector general in St. Tammany has been discussed for years, but talks intensified over the past several months as revelations of questionable spending habits by the parish coroner’s office surfaced.

Parish President Pat Brister has been a proponent of an inspector general post, provided the holder of the job would have broad jurisdiction over the many parish taxing agencies. St. Tammany has eight municipalities and numerous fire, recreation and drainage districts, on top of parish government and offices of sheriff, coroner, district attorney, clerk of court and assessor.

The BGR breakfast briefing will be held from 8-9 a.m. April 11 at the Courtyard New Orleans Covington Mandeville, 101 Northpark Blvd. The event is free, however reservations are required. Those wishing to attend should RSVP by April 5 by calling (504) 525-4152, ext. 108.

Mar 25, 2013

Source: The Times-Picayune

Filed under: Ethics, Governance, St. Tammany Parish

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