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BGR Reports on Orleans Assessors Tax Proposal


This report provides a short analysis of the proposal to levy a one-mill ad valorem property tax in New Orleans to fund the offices of the Orleans Parish Assessors.

BGR Tackles 18 Proposed Constitutional Amendments


This report provides a synopsis and short analysis of all 18 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the October 3, 1998, election ballot. The topics include assessment freezes for senior citizens and properties undergoing restoration, as well…

BGR Outlook on Jefferson School Board Finances


This issue of the BGR Outlook on Jefferson examines the Jefferson Parish School Board’s finances. The 16-page report analyzes the factors leading to recent operating budget deficits and discusses potential solutions.

BGR Examines Contracting by 5 School Boards


This report analyzes professional services contracting practices by five area school boards in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard and St. Tammany parishes.

Jefferson Finances: Council, Sheriff and District Attorney


This report is the fourth in BGR’s program of governmental oversight and monitoring of Jefferson Parish governments. This report provides updated budgetary information on the Parish Council, District Attorney and Sheriff.

Consolidating Multiple Police Forces in New Orleans


This report provides an analysis and recommendations on consolidation of the six major police forces operating in New Orleans. It recommends measures short of full-scale consolidation of all forces.