BGR Recommends Improving the City Council’s Evaluation of S&WB Funding Proposals

November 30, 2023

In a November 28 letter to the New Orleans City Council, BGR expressed concern that the council does not...

Budget Agreement between City and Sheriff Critical to Solving Jail’s Chronic Problems

September 26, 2023

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) published a report today calling on the City of New Orleans and the Orleans...

BGR Analyzes New Orleans Propositions on October 14 Ballot

September 21, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases three On the Ballot reports for the October 14 election. The...

BGR Research Honored by National Peers

August 14, 2023

The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) won two awards from the Governmental Research Association (GRA) at its national conference...

New Orleans affordable housing development fund aims to close widening financing gaps

By Ben Myers

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 26, 2023

The New Orleans City Council on Thursday approved $32 million for a new affordable housing fund, nearly doubling the...

How Is New Orleans Spending From The General Fund Reserve?

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

May 25, 2023

Becky Mowbray and Stephen Stuart join Tommy to talk about how the city is spending the money from the...

As city allocates last federal pandemic funds, community groups say their priorities were ignored

By Michael Isaac Stein

Source: Verite

May 25, 2023

The New Orleans City Council on Thursday (May 25) approved a city spending plan for more than $120 million...

City Council to vote on spending budget surplus as advocacy groups decry lack of transparency

By Michelle Liu

Source: Verite

May 23, 2023

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote Thursday (May 25) on a plan to spend tens of...

Nonprofit floats stormwater fee to shore up drainage system costs

By Joshua Rosenberg

Source: The Lens

May 22, 2023

Inevitably, impossibly, New Orleans lives with water. “With,” though, is a flexible term that, for more than 100 years,...

Flush with millions, Jefferson Parish Council members fund pet projects; see breakdown

By Blake Paterson

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 14, 2023

Standing before a gymnasium full of angry residents at the Avondale Playground in October, Jefferson Parish Council member Byron...