Government Oversight

On New Orleans’ Ballot: Proposed Police Monitor Amendment

Overview BGR analyzes a November 8, 2016 proposition that would amend New Orleans’ charter to allow for the permanent separation of the Independent Police Monitor from the Office of Inspector General.

A Step in the Wrong Direction on State OIG

This edition of Now looks at the recent move to defund the state Office of Inspector General.

BGR Examines Local, State Items on Fall 2011 Ballots

Overview BGR examines charter amendments, tax propositions and state constitutional amendments on the October and November 2011 ballots. The October 22 ballot includes a Jefferson Parish charter amendment to establish the Office of Inspector General and an Ethics and...

BGR Opposes Dilution of Open Meetings Laws

Overview In this letter to the members of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee of the State Legislature, BGR opposes any dilution of the state’s open meetings laws. The letter comes in response to a push to close certain...

BGR Reviews Propositions for Criminal Justice, OIG

Overview In On the Ballot: New Orleans, October 2008, BGR provides analysis and takes positions on two ballot propositions: one to issue bonds for criminal justice facilities and another to protect the newly created Office of Inspector General.

Letter to City Council: Office of Inspector General

Overview In September 2006, members of the New Orleans City Council introduced an ordinance to establish an Office of Inspector General. Read BGR’s letter to the City Council as well as the version of the ordinance introduced on October...