Overview In On the Ballot: St. Tammany Parish, March 5, 2016, BGR explains and analyzes a proposition to impose term limits on the Parish Council similar to the Parish President.
Overview BGR analyzes two property tax propositions meant to sustain west bank flood protection systems and three proposed St. Tammany charter amendments before voters on November 21, 2015. The tax propositions include a new tax for the West Jefferson Levee District and a tax renewal for the Algiers Levee District in New Orleans. Both levee […]
Overview In On the Ballot: November 6, 2012, BGR examines three proposed constitutional amendments, two propositions pertaining to multiple parishes in the New Orleans area, a proposed change to the City of New Orleans charter and two local tax propositions. The three constitutional amendments would strengthen gun rights, provide an additional homestead exemption to spouses […]
Overview BGR provides analysis of local propositions as well as amendments to the state constitution appearing on the ballot for November 4, 2008. A proposition in New Orleans would amend the city charter to make comprehensive changes to planning and land use decision making in the city. A proposition in Jefferson Parish would expand the permissible […]
Overview The Bureau of Governmental Research analyzes four proposed amendments to the State constitution and one proposed amendment to the St. Tammany Parish home rule charter. The report covers amendments that will go before voters on October 20, 2007. Two of the proposed constitutional amendments deal with State supplemental pay for local public safety employees. The […]
Overview On November 5, 2002, Jefferson Parish voters will be asked to approve four propositions that together offer eight amendments to the existing parish home rule charter. The propositions bear directly on the powers of the Parish President, term limits for the president and the Parish Council, and the council structure, among other issues.
Overview BGR presents its report assessing the St. Tammany Parish Home Rule Charter. BGR found a general consensus that the charter is working well and represents an improvement over the police jury system that it replaced. However, some fine-tuning is in order, including relative to planning and parish council size.
Overview With this report BGR provides voters with an analysis of the arguments for and against the proposed charter amendment allowing a third consecutive term for the New Orleans Mayor and provides BGR’s position.
The St. Tammany Parish Council has 14 members, the most of any council in the New Orleans area and a throwback to the days when the old police jury ran the parish. But is it time to reduce the...
Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) held a panel discussion in Covington that explored whether St. Tammany Parish should decrease the size of its 14-member Parish Council, which is the largest among Louisiana’s most populous parishes. BGR currently...