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Councilwoman Stacy Head proposes money-saving changes to city retirement system

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

March 7, 2017

New Orleans City Councilwoman Stacy Head is proposing changes that would make the city’s main pension plan less generous...

Mayor Landrieu’s 2017 Outlook

March 30, 2017

Mayor Landrieu spoke at a BGR Breakfast Briefing sponsored by IBERIABANK. Mayor Landrieu discussed the accomplishments of his administration...

Peter Reichard shares the Bureau of Governmental Research’s new study calling for a drainage fee

By Janae Pierre

Source: WWNO

March 6, 2017

This week on All Things New Orleans, we spoke with representatives of the Global Livingston Institute about their annual...

BGR report proposes using fees, not taxes, to fund New Orleans’ drainage system

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 14, 2017

The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board should consider levying usage fees to pay for the upkeep of its...

Here’s how Convention Center can help fund New Orleans public safety plan

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

February 11, 2017

The $40 million public safety plan proposed recently by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and being considered by other New Orleans...

Why will New Orleans property owners get another tax bill this year?

By Greg LaRose

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

February 1, 2017

Tuesday (Jan. 31) was the deadline for New Orleans property owners to pay their 2017 taxes, but they can...

Major expansion of surveillance cameras in French Quarter, 20 hot spots

By Jeff Adelson

Source: The Advocate

January 23, 2017

A massive expansion of the New Orleans Police Department’s surveillance capabilities, in both the French Quarter and 20 “hot...

Nell Nolan: BGR annual luncheon; Catholic Foundation Dinner; Eugene Schreuiber Award

By Nell Nolan

Source: The Advocate

January 3, 2017

Good News! Luncheon Road to Rhodes Mark A. Mayer, outgoing board chairman of the Board of Directors of the...

Economic Trend Lines for a Changing Jefferson Parish

December 6, 2016

Jerry Bologna (JEDCO President & CEO) and Robert Edgecombe (GCR, Inc. Urban Planner and Consultant) spoke at a BGR...

BGR Membership Elects New Directors to Board

November 30, 2016

Tthe Bureau of Governmental Research elected seven new directors at the organization’s annual members’ meeting, held at the New...