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Agency: Department of Public Works

Sewerage and Water Board Employees are utilizing handicap hang-tags to park for free

In June of 2017, the OIG received a complaint that Sewerage and Water Board employees were parking for free on and around St. Joseph Street by using handicapped parking placards in their personal vehicles. Vehicles bearing a handicap hang-tag issued to a ...

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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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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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Parking Control Division Abuse of Work Rules & Failure to Cooperate with the OIG

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated an investigation based on allegations by local businesses that several Parking Control Officers (PCOs) were sitting in their businesses for extended periods of time while on duty. The OIG also ec ...

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Inquiry into New Orleans Police Officer Edwin Hosli to Coordinate Red Light Camera Detail

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an investigation into the facts surrounding how New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) 8th District Commander Edwin Hosli obtained the “detail” to manage the review of traffic camera violation imag ...

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Letter to Mark Jernigan, Director, Department of Public Works Re: Curbside Management and Reinforcement

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a letter reviewing the City's solicitation for Curbside Management and Enforcement including parking meter operations and parking ticket processing. The letter coincided with the expiration of exi ...

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