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2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series

Sep 14, 2017

2017 Candidate Q&A

BGR provides New Orleans voters with its 2017 Candidate Q&A Election Series. For the October 14th primary elections, BGR submitted questions to all mayoral and City Council candidates on public safety, infrastructure and other important public policy issues facing the City of New Orleans government. BGR compiled the answers of the candidates who responded and released them in installments for each race. In addition, BGR conducted podcast interviews with LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet, the two mayoral candidates in the November 18th runoff election. Click on the links below to access the videos and the Q&A reports.*

Read the media release.
City Council At Large Division 1
City Council At Large Division 2
City Council District A
City Council District B
City Council District C
City Council District E

*No candidate from District D responded.
Video and production by Dennis Woltering PhotoVideo.

BGR Comments on Proposed Amendment to Layoff Rule

Jun 28, 2011

In this letter to the members of the Civil Service Commission, BGR supports the concept proposed by the administration to amend the Civil Service rule related to layoffs, but raises concerns about certain aspects of the amendment.

System Upgrade: Retooling New Orleans’ Civil Service

Aug 18, 2004

BGR examines the health of the merit system in New Orleans’ City government. This report suggests a number of prescriptions to improve the management of human resources and reinforce merit principles.

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