Regardless of who succeeds him, Ed Quatrevaux will be missed when he retires as New Orleans Inspector General next month.
Inspector General's high profile reports
The massive amount of infrastructure work expected in New Orleans in coming years could shake loose lead that will find its way into water pipes, and the Sewerage & Water Board needs to do more to ensure residents are not in danger, according to a new report from the city's Office of Inspector General.
Shortly after I became the New Orleans Inspector General, I met with Professor Michael Cowan and Nolan Rollins, former President of the Urban League of New Orleans. They told me that the Office of Inspector General should do "outreach." In all my years of experience, I had never heard of an OIG doing outreach.
Ten former employees of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board are suspected of stealing tens of thousands of pounds of brass fittings from the agency and selling the metal to local scrapyards, city officials said Wednesday, describing a scheme that went undetected for at least two years and cost the city more than $500,000.
The New Orleans agency that manages the French Market and other French Quarter real estate earned praise from the Inspector General's Office on Wednesday for eliminating the middleman in a Bourbon Street property lease — a move that netted the city nearly $180,000 in the new arrangement’s first year.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu has proposed doubling the number of traffic cameras in New Orleans next year, a move he says should reduce dangerous driving in school zones and on busy streets. But a report Wednesday from Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux suggests there may be greater threats to pedestrian safety than drivers running red lights.
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