Budget & Finance

Addressing Core Infrastructure Needs in New Orleans

Overview In The Price of Civilization: Addressing Infrastructure Needs in New Orleans, BGR provides information on New Orleans’ core infrastructure needs and assesses the community’s capacity to fund those needs.

Questions for a New Mayor: New Orleans 2010 Election

Overview With the primary on the way, BGR submitted questions to all mayoral candidates on topics in four areas: the city’s budget, city services, infrastructure and blight. Four candidates – Rob Couhig, John Georges, Mitch Landrieu and James Perry...

The Clarity Deficit on the City’s Capital Budget

Overview This release calls on the City of New Orleans to conform to charter requirements in producing its capital budget.

BGR Release: Jumping the Gun on Recovery Plans

Overview This release raises concerns about proposed budget approvals for the Office of Recovery Management’s plans in advance of a public vetting of those plans.

BGR Studies City Budget in Post-Katrina Era

Overview In Budgeting in a Time of Crisis: A Review of the City of New Orleans’ 2007 Budgets, BGR examines the City’s operating and capital budgets for 2007, the second post-Katrina fiscal year.

BGR Examines Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

Overview On September 30, Louisiana voters were asked to approve 13 constitutional amendments. This report focuses on those that are amendments relevant to Greater New Orleans in four arenas: coastal restoration and flood/hurricane protection, expropriation, the homestead exemption, and...

BGR and PAR Issue Report on Municipal Bankruptcy

Overview BGR and the Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana, Inc. (PAR) have issued a joint report calling for a full appraisal of financial options for local governments in fiscal crisis.

BGR Report Presents Jefferson Parish’s Fiscal Outlook

Overview BGR predicts tight financial times ahead for Jefferson Parish Government. What can the Parish do about it? This report offers an array of options for keeping the parish coffers filled.

BGR Analyzes City of Harahan Finances, Salaries

Overview This report examines the history and current state of the operating budget and compares revenues and expenditures, including salaries, for the City of Harahan. The report includes information on comparable Louisiana cities.

BGR Outlook on Jefferson School Performance, Finances

Overview 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.