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BGR Examines S&WB Privatization Process in New Orleans



This report analyzes the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) procurement process for private operation and management of its water and sewer systems.

In this study BGR addresses two basic questions:
(1) Is the S&WB’s proposed procurement structured…

BGR Outlook on Jefferson School Performance, Finances


This edition of BGR’s Outlook series discusses the financial challenges facing the Jefferson Parish Public School System and the current academic performance of its schools.

Downtown Development District Tax and Bond Proposal


This report presents BGR’s analysis of the Downtown Development District’s tax and bond proposal on the ballot for April 7, 2001 in New Orleans.

BGR Examines Four Proposed Constitutional Amendments


In this report, BGR reviews the four proposed changes in the Louisiana constitution that voters will decide on November 7, 2000. The amendments would: (1) authorize the state to establish a corporation to be the state’s principal economic…

BGR Analyzes Bonds for City, Justice System


This report presents BGR’s analysis of ballot propositions to allow the issuance of general obligation bonds of $150 million by the City of New Orleans and $27 million by the Orleans Parish Law Enforcement District. Although the Criminal…

Overview and Status of New Orleans’ Capital Program


This issue of the Outlook series examines the capital budget process of the City of New Orleans and critiques the implementation of the 1995 voter-approved building program.