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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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Law Department Funding

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the funding of the Law Department, which provide in-house legal counsel for the City. The purpose of the evaluation was to determine taxpayer costs associated with the Law Department's role in th ...

Funding of Traffic Court

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the funding structure of the New Orleans Traffic Court (Court). The purpose of the evaluation was to determine the full cost of the Court during the years 2008 to 2012 and to determine how the Ci ...

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Letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman RE: Construction of New Jail

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Sheriff Marlin Gusman regarding issues related to the construction of a new jail facility.

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New Orleans Utilities Regulation

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed a detailed assessment of utilities regulation in New Orleans. The purpose of the review was to answer several questions: Are utility customers in New Orleans best served by the city's unique r ...

Follow-up Report: New Orleans's System of City Courts and New Orleans Traffic Court

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) followed up on its 2011 report "Assessment of New Orleans’ System of City Courts and Performance Review of New Orleans Traffic Court." The review encompassed City and Court policies, finances, and practice ...

Taxpayer/City Funding to Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office in 2011

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) documented the City's financial support to the municipal and parish jail system, including budget allocations, City in-kind support, and ad valorem taxes. The report provides a detailed budget picture of t ...

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2012 Appropriated Expenditures for Sanitation Services and Parks & Recreation

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an inspection of the City’s 2012 appropriations for sanitation and parks and recreation services as a follow-up to the budget benchmark performed during our office’s review of the City’s 2009 bud ...

Arrest and Detention Policies for Non-Violent and Traffic Offenses

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated policies and practices of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (Sheriff), the New Orleans Municipal Court, and the City Attorney’s Office relating to the ...

Letter to the City Council RE: Municipal Auditorium Contract

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a public letter to the City Council to share concerns about Mayor Nagin's plan to develop the Municipal Auditorium.

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Review of 2009 Budget Process for City of New Orleans

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the City's budget process to determine whether it met the requirements of the Louisiana Local Government Budget Act, the Home Rule Charter, and best practices promulgated by professional organiza ...

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Interim Recommendations for Adopting the Annual Operating Budget

The New Orleans Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a management letter to provide the City officials with timely recommendations at could be incorporated into the City's upcoming budget process.

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