The New Orleans City Council on Wednesday called on the city’s Office of Inspector General to investigate several initiatives advanced by Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration, while also ordering an immediate halt to distributions from a controversial land trust.
nola.com BY MATT SLEDGE | STAFF WRITER APR 7, 2022 - 4:00 AM
The city’s new system for managing $1.1 billion in annual invoices is a big improvement over the problem-plagued system it replaced, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General, though New Orleans still fails to pay some of its bills on time.
nola.com Matt Sledge
After years of losing money on risky ventures, the New Orleans firefighters pension fund is making sounder investments, according to a new report from Inspector General Ed Michel’s office.
Yet while it’s climbing out of its financial hole, the pension fund still hasn’t met all of its promises in a 2015 legal settlement with the city over funding, such as creating an advisory board and providing semi-annual reports to the City Council, the IG said.
wdsu.com Sherman Desselle
According to the Office of the Inspector General, an evaluation conducted on the firefighter pension and relief fund revealed that it was lacking for first responders.
The purpose of the report was to determine whether the pension fund's operations were best serving firefighters.
fox8live.com Olivia Vidal
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The city of New Orleans took at least six months on average to resolve most pothole complaints while other service requests remained pending indefinitely, according to a new report from the Office of Inspector General.
According to the OIG’s findings, the city’s response to thousands of pothole service requests was “significantly slower” than other cities. Laura Maneaux, a New Orleans resident, says the problem is a “pain in the butt.”
OIG analysis shows New Orleans’ response to potholes the slowest of any other metro city in the U.S.
wdsu.com Gabbii King
NEW ORLEANS —
Analysis of NOLA-311 pothole data revealed that the city of New Orleans’ response to pothole-related service requests was significantly slower than that of other metropolitan areas around the country, the Office of the Inspector General said Thursday.
According to the data, on average the Department of Public Works took 204 days to resolve service requests to repair potholes, while other service requests were left pending indefinitely.
wwwtv.com Letitia Walker
NEW ORLEANS — The Office of the Inspector General in New Orleans has released a report critical of the Department of Public Works, specifically when dealing with complaints about potholes.
The agency looked at service requests from January of 2019 through May of 2021 that were submitted via NOLA-311.
Nola.com Matt Sledge
Filling potholes that shake, rattle and roll drivers has often been viewed as one of the most basic functions of city government.
But in New Orleans, it takes an average of 204 days before the Department of Public Works paves over potholes reported through 311, according to a report released Thursday by Inspector General Ed Michel. Only a quarter of complaints are resolved within a month. Another quarter of complaints take more than a year to be dealt with.
www.nola.com - John Simerman
They are among 30 officers who are subjects of an investigation by NOPD, the New Orleans Office of Inspector General or the Office of Independent Police Monitor, according to the city. At least eight of those officers signed stipulated agreements in December, accepting short suspensions to avoid a drawn-out probe.
WWL-TV Investigations - Mike Perlstein
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