February 26, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:30 P.M. The meeting will take place at Council Chambers, New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  4. Discussion of possible evaluators for OIPM 2020 peer review (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Discussion of periodic review of ERB Rules (Calderon).
  8. Discussion of 2020 ERB Awards Program (Ricks).
  9. Discussion of ERB 2019 Annual Report and vote to authorize Dr. Ricks to finalize and submit report (Ricks).
  10. Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17(A)(4) to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct.
  11. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attached monthly reports and other items, click here: Agenda and Attachments for February 26, 2020 ERB Meeting.

January 23, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. at the Council Chambers,
New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows.

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  4. Discussion of possible evaluators for OIPM 2020 peer review (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Presentation re overview of the ERB (Chair).
  8. Adjournment (Chair).

To download a PDF version of this agenda (including all monthly reports and other attachments), click here: PDF Copy of January 23, 2020 ERB Agenda.

December 16, 2019 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, December 16, 2019, from 3:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. The meeting will take place at the Norman Mayer Public Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70122 . The agenda for the meeting follows:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  4. Discussion of data gathering, data analysis, and data reporting by the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of possible evaluators for OIPM 2020 peer review.
  6. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  7. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  8. Report on ethics awards program and luncheon (Chair).
  9. Vote on meeting board meeting dates for 2020.
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF link to the agenda with all attachments, including reports from the OIG, OIPM, and Ethics Trainer, click here: ERB December Meeting Agenda.

For a link to the proposed meeting schedule for 2020, click here: Proposed ERB 2020 Meeting Schedule

ERB 2019 Awards Luncheon

On December 12, 2019, the City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board (“ERB”) hosted its first annual awards luncheon. The ERB was pleased to present Ethics Liaison Awards to the following worthy recipients:

Gail Audrict
Ethics Liaison for Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

Major Rebecca Bennelli
Ethics Liaison for Department of Emergency Medical Services

Anita Briant
Ethics Liaison for New Orleans Redevelopment Authority

The luncheon was held at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency hotel. The ERB was honored to have as its keynote speaker Judy S. Nadler. Ms. Nadler is the former Santa Clara mayor. She created “Ethics and the Public’s Business” a program for newly elected officials, and the “Public Sector Roundtable,” a quarterly meeting convening mayors, council members, city managers, ethics commissioners and others to discuss timely topics related to government ethics.

October 28, 2019 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will conduct a public meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. at the Mid-City Branch Library,
4140 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meetings (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  5. Vote on contract extension for Hackett Group and increase in compensation to $65,000 per year for additional training sessions (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Report on replacement ERB member from Dillard (Chair).
  8. Report on ethics awards program (Chair).
  9. Adjournment (Chair).

A PDF version of the agenda, with all attachments and reports, is available for download here: October 28, 2019 ERB Agenda with Attachments.

September 23, 2019 ERB Meeting

The Ethics Review Board for the City of New Orleans will conduct a public meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 3:30 P.M. The meeting will be conducted at the City Council Chamber, New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meetings (Chair).
  2. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  3. Discussion of OIG 2020 Work Plan (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Discussion of proposed extension to Ethics Trainer contract (Chair).
  7. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  8. Discussion and vote on ERB appointment of members to (1) the Quality Assurance Review
    Advisory Committee for the Office of the Inspector General; and (2) the Quality Assurance
    Review Advisory Committee for the Office of the Independent Police Monitor. Discussion of
    requesting appointments from Mayor and Council.
  9. Report on ethics awards program and vote on awards committee members (Chair).
  10. Report on periodical review of ERB Rules (Calderon).
  11. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, click here: Agenda for ERB Meeting of September 23, 2019.

August 26, 2019 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will conduct a public meeting on Monday, August 26, 2019, from 3:30 P.M. to approximately 5:30 P.M. The meeting will be held at: City Council Chamber, New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

  1. Approval of minutes of previous board meetings (May 2019 and June 2019). (Chair)
  2. Welcome to new board member, Monique Doucette (Chair).
  3. Vote on officers for 2019-2020. (Chair)
  4. Discussion of June 15, 2019, report of the Quality Assurance Review Advisory Committee for the Independent Police Monitor. (Chair)
  5. Discussion of May 31, 2019, Annual Report of the Office of the Independent Police Monitor. (Chair)
  6. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor. (Chair)
  7. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General. (Chair)
  8. Discussion of August 14, 2019, OIG Performance Audit of the S&WB Internal Audit Department. (Cowan)
  9. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer. (Chair)
  10. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel. (Chair)
  11. Report on ethics awards program and vote on awards committee members. (Ricks) køb viagra til kvinder
  12. Expression of appreciation. (Cowan)
  13. Executive session to discuss complaint ERB No. 2019-02. (Chair)
  14. Adjournment (Chair).

The agenda in PDF format is available for download here: PDF Agenda for August 26, 2019 ERB Meeting.

Upcoming Ethics Training Sessions

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board Trainer will conduct the following ethics training sessions later this month:

August 28 – Mayor’s Office – 8:30 a.m.
August 29 – New Orleans Business Alliance – 8:30 a.m.
August 30 – New Orleans Business Alliance – 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome to attend, but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please contact ethics trainer Toni Hackett at toni@hackett-group.com.