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Lead Exposure and Infrastructure Reconstruction

The City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) have embarked on $2.4 billion of FEMA-funded infrastructure reconstruction projects in addition to ongoing road construction projects funded by other revenue sources. Many of these projects i ...

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Follow-up Report: Motor Vehicle Self-Insurance

Overall, evaluators conducting this follow-up found that the City improved its motor vehicle self-insurance program. However, the City did not fully implement all of the OIG's recommendations; additionally, many recommendations were not addressed until al ...

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Municipal Court Funding

Evaluators reviewed Municipal Court funding between 2008 and 2015 and found that three entities were responsible for funding the Court (City, State, and Court), but the ambiguity of the legal framework failed to delineate clearly each entity’s responsibil ...

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Follow-up Report: Property and Casualty Insurance

The OIG found the City made improvements to its property and casualty insurance program since hiring a Risk Manager in June 2014. Specifically, the City: secured an updated Insurance Commissioner Certification for property and flood insurance coverage ...

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Follow-up Report: French Market Corporation Use of Funds

Auditors found positive results during follow-up testing that demonstrated that the FMC implemented the majority of the 2013 report's recommendations. All FMC sponsorship payments to other organizations included a cooperative endeavor agreement (CEA) whic ...

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Pedestrian Crossing Signals

According to the Federal Highway Administration, pedestrian crossing signals increase pedestrian safety. Yet 87 percent of signalized intersections in New Orleans did not have pedestrian crossing signals. A longstanding informal practice at the Department ...

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Public Letter re: Erroneous Parking Citations

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) received information from several sources that citizens received erroneous parking citations. OIG investigators reviewed thousands of issued citations, spoke with victims, city employees, and the parking c ...

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Follow-up Report: Fuel Receiving Controls

The Office of the Inspector General of the City of New Orleans (OIG) conducted a follow-up to its 2013 report, "Inspection of City of New Orleans Fuel Receiving Controls." The objective of the follow-up was to determine the extent to which the City implem ...

Public Letter re: Serious Problems with Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund for the City of New Orleans

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to the Mayor and City Council to raise questions about the cost of the Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund for the City of New Orleans.

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Public Letter to New Orleans City Council re: Proposed Ordinances

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to the City Council regarding proposed ordinances to allow standby pay for the Sewerage and Water Board and increase the annual limit on overtime.

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