What is the American Rescue Plan Act money for New Orleans East being used for?
By Devin Bartolotta
January 23, 2023NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans East is getting some much-needed funding for some big projects. Councilman Oliver Thomas announced...
ZURIK: Ousted contractor says Cantrell administration orchestrated trash crisis
By Lee Zurik and Dannah Sauer
Source: FOX 8
January 17, 2023NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – As residents complained about garbage left to rot on the streets for weeks, the company...
Cantrell administration should boost transparency on $388 million in federal funds, BGR says
By Matt Sledge
Source: The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate
December 18, 2022When the New Orleans City Council passed a massive, $262 million amendment to the 2023 budget in the waning...
BGR Analyzes City’s Use of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds
By Biz New Orleans Staff
Source: Biz New Orleans
December 15, 2022NEW ORLEANS — From the Bureau of Governmental Research: On Dec. 13, BGR released a new report that shows...
City hasn’t spent bulk of $388 million in federal COVID relief, BGR report finds
By Michael Isaac Stein
Source: The Lens
December 15, 2022A new report from the local think tank the Bureau of Governmental Research analyzed how New Orleans has managed...
Dec. 14 Webinar Focuses on City of New Orleans’ Uses of Pandemic Relief Funds
December 14, 2022The Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) highlighted a new report on the City of New Orleans’ uses of its...
BGR Analyzes City of New Orleans’ Use of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds
December 13, 2022A new report from the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) takes a closer look at the impacts of the City...
People want more accessible, transparent council meetings
By Selena Vazquez
Source: The Press of Atlantic CityPeople were upset two years ago when the COVID-19 pandemic forced them to stay inside and mostly interact with...
Celebrating Another Sunshine Week During the Pandemic
By Barbie E. Keiser
Source: Information Today
March 22, 2022Sunshine Week (@SunshineWeek and #SunshineWeek) highlights our need to rebuild trust in public institutions. To accomplish this, we must...
Let’s continue to move toward virtual public meeting and courtroom access
By Greg LaRose
Source: Louisiana Illuminator
March 11, 2022One of the silver linings of the pandemic has been its effect on public meetings and our legal system....