Public Safety

BGR Convenes Speaker Series on Public Safety

May 12, 2022

As residents throughout the New Orleans area have expressed concern about crime, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented...

A View from the Top: Insights on Law Enforcement in Orleans and Jefferson

May 12, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented its first in-person Breakfast Briefing in more than two years. The...

Beyond Law Enforcement: Exploring Community-Based Strategies to Make New Orleans Safer

April 22, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) presented the second session of its special Breakfast Briefing series on public...

BGR Issues Analysis of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Tax Proposition

April 21, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Tax,...

Lessons from the Data: Current Public Safety Trends and Factors that Influence Them

April 8, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research kicked off its special Breakfast Briefing Series on Public Safety. Session 1 of...

St. Tammany Parish seeks sales tax to pay criminal justice costs as money runs out

By Sara Pagones

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

November 2, 2021

For years, St. Tammany Parish voters have been hearing about the looming financial plight the parish will face if...

BGR Analyzes St. Tammany Parish Sales Tax Proposition

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

October 21, 2021

NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: BGR has released a new report titled “On the Ballot:...

Citing a ‘deepening fiscal crisis,’ BGR endorses proposed St. Tammany sales tax

By Marie Fazio

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 21, 2021

The Bureau of Governmental Research has endorsed the proposed sales tax that St. Tammany Parish government will put before...

Despite ballot wording, French Quarter hotel rooms are exempt from this security tax

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate

October 1, 2021

A tax agreement signed Thursday with the French Quarter Management District marked the final step toward resuming enhanced police...

BGR: New Quarter Sales Tax Should Apply to Hotel Rooms

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

September 14, 2021

NEW ORLEANS – From the Bureau of Governmental Research: Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) published a new...