December 15, 2021 ERB Meeting to Select IG

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Videoconference Information

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: 220 JBE 2021 State of Emergency.pdf (Nov. 23, 2021)

A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  3. Public comments on applicants for IG position Edward Michel, Peter Schleck, and Jeffrey T. Walsh. The board will accept written comments before and during meeting at erb@nolaerb.gov and oral comments during the Zoom meeting (two minutes per comment).
  4. Discussion and vote to select Inspector General.
  5. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF of Agenda and Attachments

December 13, 2021 ERB Meeting to Interview Finalists for IG

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.

The board will conduct this meeting live at Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70112, George’s Auditorium, Room 115 of the Professional Schools Building (campus map attached).

The Board will endeavor to broadcast the meeting by Zoom Video Conference at: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263. Note, however, that the board cannot guarantee audio and video availability or quality.

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

The public can attend and participate in the live meeting. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Public comments and questioning of applicants for IG position Edward Michel, Peter Schleck, and Jeffrey T. Walsh (resumes attached). In addition, the board will accept written public comments before the meeting at erb@nolaerb.gov (preferably in PDF format) and oral comments during the meeting (two minutes per comment).
  3. Board members discussion with applicants for IG position.
  4. Discussion on appointing Inspector General (vote to be held at future meeting).
  5. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF of Agenda and Attachments

December 1, 2021 Special ERB Meeting to Select Finalists for IG Position

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. until approximately the end of workday.

Videoconference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: 220 JBE 2021 State of Emergency.pdf (louisiana.gov).

A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  3. Public comments on applicants for IG position (Garri Hendell, Andrew McFarlane, Peter Schleck, Olaniyi Sofoluke, Jeffrey Walsh, and Edward Michel). The board will accept written comments before and during meeting at erb@nolaerb.gov and oral comments during the Zoom meeting (two minutes per comment).
  4. Discussion and vote to select finalists for Inspector General position from applicants Garri Hendell, Andrew McFarlane, Peter Schleck, Olaniyi Sofoluke, Jeffrey Walsh, and Edward Michel.
  5. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF of Agenda

November 29, 2021 ERB Meeting re IG Finalist Selection

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:30 A.M. until approximately the end of workday.

Videoconference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: 204 JBE 2021State of Emergency.pdf.

A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  3. Videoconference interviews with candidates for Inspector General position as set forth in interview schedule provided by Ralph Anderson & Associates (attached).
  4. Discussion and vote to select finalists for Inspector General position.
  5. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF of Agenda with Attachment

November 24, 2021 ERB Meeting re Complaint

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 2:00 P.M., or alternatively if no quorum is established at that time, on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

Videoconference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263
Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: 204 JBE 2021State of Emergency.pdf.

A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes sections 42:17(1& 4) to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person and investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct related to ERB Complaint No. 2021-03.
  3. Vote in regular session regarding disposition of ERB Complaint No. 2021-03.
  4. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF of Agenda

November 15, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, November 15, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Certification of Necessity for Video Conference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference at these locations:

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263
Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: Proclamation 204 JBE 2021 re COVID State of Emergency (October 2021).

A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Regular Business
    • Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
    • Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
    • Acceptance but no discussion of monthly report or update from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
    • Acceptance but no discussion of monthly report or update from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
    • Acceptance but no discussion of monthly report of ERB Ethics Trainer (Stiggs).
    • Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
      • Report on receipt of 2021 report from Peer Review Committee of Ethics Review Board (attached as Item 1).
      • Report on proposed ordinance to broaden pool of IG candidates.
  2. Continuing Business
    • Report of OIG search committee and Ralph Anderson & Associates.
    • Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17(1) to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of persons recommended by OIG search firm for appointment to OIG position.
    • Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17(4) to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct related to ERB Complaint No. 2021-03.
    • Vote in regular session to choose finalists for appointment to position of Inspector General.
    • Vote in regular session regarding disposition of ERB Complaint No. 2021-03.
  3. New Business
    • Opportunity for suggestions on future agenda topics from board, staff, and public.
  4. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF Agenda and Attachments

October 18, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 3:30 P.M.

Teleconference Information

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263
Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above.

Agenda

  1. Regular Business
    • Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
    • Approval of minutes of previous two board meetings (Chair).
    • Discussion of monthly report or update from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
    • Discussion of monthly report or update from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
    • Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
      • Report on Peer Review of Ethics Review Board.
      • Report on proposed ordinance to broaden pool of IG candidates.
      • Report on proposed ordinance to regulate campaign contributions by city service providers.
    • Report of Ethics Trainer (Stiggs).
  2. Continuing Business
    • Report of OIG search committee and Ralph Anderson & Associates.
    • Report of OIPM search committee.
  3. New Business
    • Opportunity for suggestions on future agenda topics from board, staff, and public.
  4. Adjournment (Chair).

Agenda and Attachments in PDF Format

September 13, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Teleconference Meeting

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above.

Agenda

  • Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  • Regular Business
    1. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
    2. Discussion of monthly report or update from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
    3. Discussion of monthly report or update from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
    4. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
    5. Report of Ethics Trainer (Stiggs).
    6. Report of OIG search committee.
      • Report on ordinance change to widen pool of candidates.
      • Report from Ralph Anderson & Associates.
    7. Report of OIPM search committee.
  • Continuing Business: None.
  • New Business
    • Opportunity for suggestions on future agenda topics from board, staff, and public.
  • Adjournment (Chair).

Agenda and Attachments in PDF

August 9, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference

Video Conference Information

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/5049753263

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 312-626-6799; ID No. 504 975 3263

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above.

Agenda

  1. Regular Business
    • Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
    • Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
    • Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
    • Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
    • Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
      • Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General.
      • Report on revision to process for approving purchases and contracts.
      • Report on status of hiring of ethics trainer.
      • Report on ERB peer review.
    • Report of OIG search committee.
      • Report on ordinance change to widen pool of candidates.
      • Report from Ralph Anderson & Associates.
    • Report of OIPM search committee.
  2. Continuing Business
    • Discussion of and possible vote on proposed amendment to City of New Orleans Ethics Code to prohibit certain campaign contributions and to require related disclosures (Mr. Sanders).
    • Discussion of BGR recommendation re ERB obtaining OIG and OIPM employee concerns.
    • Vote on ERB rules for voting on officers. (See attached possible language.)
    • Report on changing dates of ERB meetings.
  3. New Business
    • Opportunity for suggestions on future agenda topics from board, staff, and public.
  4. Adjournment (Chair).

Agenda in PDF with Attachments and Reports

July 12, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, July 12, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Videoconference Links

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference:

Certification of Necessity pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes section 42:17.1: The board hereby certifies that the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency or disaster involving the geographic area of the City of New Orleans. A live meeting would be detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of the public and the members of the Ethics Review Board. The agenda contains matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the Ethics Review Board and are not able to be postponed to a live meeting due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the Ethics Review Board. The public can attend and participate in the videoconference meeting by joining the conference by telephone or videoconference as described above.

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  4. Discussion, nominations, and vote on formation of Search Committee for Inspector General (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  6. Vote to commence national search for Independent Police Monitor.
  7. Discussion, nominations, and vote on formation of Search Committee for Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  8. Discussion on possible rescheduling of board meetings for the third Monday of each month starting in September 2021, and possible vote on new schedule (Chair).
  9. Discussion regarding procedure for annually selecting board officers (Chair).
    • Alternative 1 For Consideration: Each officer will serve until the first June 30th to occur after appointment. On July 1st, the Vice-Chair will automatically move up to Chair, and the Secretary will automatically move up to Vice-Chair. In or before June of each year, the board shall elect the vacant Secretary position by a majority vote; any board member may nominate any board member for the position. If any officer position becomes vacant at any time, the board shall elect the vacant position by a majority vote; any board member may nominate any board member for the vacant position.
    • Alternative 2 For Consideration: Each officer will serve until the first June 30th to occur after appointment. In or before June of each year, the board shall elect all vacant positions by a majority vote; any board member may nominate any board member for the positions. If any officer position becomes vacant at any time, any board member may nominate any board member for the vacant position.
  10. Discussion on opportunity for public comment/suggestion regarding future agendas (Chair).
  11. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
    1. Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General.
    1. Report on revision to process for approving purchases and contracts.
    1. Report on status of hiring of ethics trainer.
    1. Report on ERB peer review.
  12. Discussion of proposed amendment to City of New Orleans Ethics Code to prohibit certain campaign contributions and to require related disclosures (Mr. Sanders).
  13. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF Version of Agenda and Attachments