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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...

May 24 Webinar Explores Choices in Cities’ Basic Governing Structures

May 24, 2023

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research presented a webinar, entitled “Designing City Governments for Success.” This event featured two...

Eiffel Tower, Panama Canal… S&WB? New Orleans’ drainage system joins cadre of engineering marvels

By Jerry DiColo

Source: The Times-Picayune |

May 23, 2023

There are wonders of the ancient world. There are wonders of the modern world. There are UNESCO World Heritage...

BGR to Host May 24 Webinar on City Governing Structures

By Biz New Orleans Staff

Source: Biz New Orleans

May 23, 2023

NEW ORLEANS (press release) — The Bureau of Governmental Research will host a free lunchtime webinar, titled “Designing City...

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,...

Checking In With New Orleans City Council

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

May 22, 2023

Joe Giarrusso joins Tommy to talk about the Sewerage and Water Board and the changes it’s going to see. ...

WBOK Interview: BGR Report on S&WB Governance, May 22, 2023

By WBOK Staff

Source: WBOK

May 22, 2023

Click the video above to listen to the interview. To access BGR’s report, click here.

Flawed Governance Structure of the Sewerage & Water Board to Key Problems Affecting The City

By Newell Normand

Source: WWL Radio

May 19, 2023

Rebecca Mowbray and Jamie Parker joins Newell to talk about (BGR) publishing a report earlier this week, called “Waterworks...

BGR Report Says S&WB Has Major Issues In Governance Structure

By Tommy Tucker

Source: WWL Radio

May 18, 2023

Becky Mowbray and Stephen Stuart join Tommy to talk about the New Orleans S&WB and how their issues need...