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Our Views: A charter change not ready for voters

Oct 25, 2016

BGR pointedly did not endorse the ballot proposal after reviewing its particulars — or its lack of them. “Without a companion ordinance, the charter amendment presents an incomplete picture of the revised Police Monitor structure that would emerge upon passage of the amendment,” BGR noted.

Source: The Advocate

New Orleans voters asked to approve inspector general, police monitor split

Oct 24, 2016

The nonprofit Bureau of Governmental Research is not taking a position, although in a recent report it questioned whether the amendment was necessary. Among its concerns is whether the rift between Quatrevaux and Hutson needed to be settled through a charter alteration.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Orleans charter change won’t change much

Oct 23, 2016

Whatever happens Nov. 8, there will be no more spats between Quatrevaux and Hutson, but BGR, which takes no position on the charter change, points out that voters will be missing such key information as to who will hire, fire and establish terms of employment for the police monitor.

Source: The Advocate

Police monitor, inspector general ask Orleans voters to finalize their divorce

Oct 21, 2016

The BGR, which took no position on the amendment, said it also found no evidence that the conflict between Quatrevaux and Hutson “is due to any inherent flaw in the charter provisions making the police monitor a division of the (inspector general).”

Source: The Advocate

BGR finds faults in New Orleans police monitor charter amendment

Oct 12, 2016

Ahead of the Nov. 8 election, BGR is officially taking no position on the charter amendment, even as it stressed in a report Wednesday that a change might not be necessary and could reduce accountability from all parties involved.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jefferson Parish IG concerned lack of direction compromises hospital lease negotiation

Apr 9, 2014

Last year, McClintock joined the Bureau of Governmental Research and others in criticizing the Parish Council for failing to establish objective scoring criteria for selecting a lessee for the hospitals.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Jefferson Parish hospitals forging ahead on different tracks as inspector general voices concern

Apr 9, 2014

In some respects, his memo echoes concerns he expressed in December. And it aligns with a report from the Bureau of Governmental Reseach, which in November blasted the Parish Council for a process that was in “total disarray,” lacking objective criteria and “shrouded in secrecy.”

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Task force on Tammany inspector general draws mixed reviews

Jun 5, 2013

A recent Bureau of Governmental Research briefing on how to create an inspector general’s office, held in Covington, drew a packed house.

Source: The Advocate

Jefferson Parish charter board completes report, declines again to endorse contracting changes

May 23, 2013

Margie Seeman, the group’s vice chairwoman, reminded board members that the Parish Council has postponed voting on the contracting changes until September. She urged the board to endorse a recommendation from the Bureau of Governmental Research requiring the council to award no-bid contracts to the top-ranked firms in technical evaluations.

Source: The Times-Picayune

Area inspectors general weigh-in on idea of IG in St. Tammany

Apr 11, 2013

Source: WWL-TV

Inspectors general from N.O., Jefferson Parish address north shore crowd

Apr 11, 2013

The breakfast gathering was put on by the Bureau of Governmental Research and held at the Courtyard New Orleans Covington/Mandeville.

Source: The Times-Picayune

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