News and Events

Briefing: N.O. Public Works Leaders Discuss Progress on Street Projects

September 27, 2023

On September 27, 2023, BGR presented “Rebuilding Our Infrastructure, Making New Orleans Resilient,” a Breakfast Briefing to discuss progress...

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...

BGR Offers Spanish and Vietnamese Translations of S&WB Report Summaries

July 25, 2023

New Orleans residents concerned about the future of the Sewerage and Water Board, but whose primary language is Spanish...

Young Professionals share views on Public Policy at the BGR Social

July 12, 2023

BGR welcomed three young professional groups to discuss their perspective on public policy in New Orleans. The three groups...

Phase III Concerns of Sheriff and City Council Deserve Further Review

July 11, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) issued a report discussing concerns that the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and...

Push to shrink St. Tammany Parish Council debated. Is smaller better?

By Bob Warren

Source: The Times-Picayune |

June 20, 2023

The St. Tammany Parish Council has 14 members, the most of any council in the New Orleans area and...

BGR Breakfast Briefing: As St. Tammany Grows, Should the Parish Council Shrink?

June 20, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) held a panel discussion in Covington that explored whether St. Tammany Parish...

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...