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

June 14, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 3:30 P.M.

Video Conference Information

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference due to COVID-19.

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 of the annual report of the Quality Assurance Advisory Committee for the OIG (Chair).
  5. Discussion of Audubon Commission and Audubon Institute audit by OIG (Chair).
  6. Discussion of resignation of Susan Hutson from the Office of Independent Police Monitor and vote to initiate search for new IPM (Chair).
  7. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  8. Vote on salary for the Interim IPM (Chair).
  9. Board officer nominations and elections for 2021-2022 (Chair).
  10. 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.
  11. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  12. Adjournment (Chair).

To review or download a PDF version of the agenda, including all attachments, click below:

February 8, 2021 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Zoom 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: The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting.
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting.
  3. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General.
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor.
  5. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel.
    • Report on status of RFP for executive search firm for new Inspector General
    • Report on status of creation of ethics trainer classified position.
    • Other.
  6. Discussion of annual 360-degree evaluations of OIG and OIPM.
  7. Discussion of BGR report on ERB.
  8. Discussion and vote on request for budgetary information to be included on monthly reports of OIG and OIPM, and inter-agency funds transfers.
  9. Discussion of ERB Annual Awards program.
  10. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  11. Adjournment.

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, click here: ERB February 8, 2021 Agenda.

December 28, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, December 28, 2020 at 3:30 P.M.

Video Conference

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference at:
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. The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Discussion and vote on 2021 board meeting dates (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  6. Discussion and vote on ethics training position: contractor vs. employee (Chair).
  7. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  8. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4). (A separate link will be provided privately to board members for this meeting.)
  9. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda, including all attachments, click here: https://www.nolaerb.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-12-28-ERB-Agenda.pdf

November 16, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 3:30 P.M.

The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference at the following links/numbers:
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

The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Approval of minutes of previous board meeting (Chair).
  3. Update on transition to Interim IG (Chair).
  4. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  6. Discussion and vote on search protocol for new Inspector General (Chair and Ms. Calderon).
  7. Discussion and vote on RFP to retain IG search firm at a cost of $50,000 or less (Chair).
  8. Discussion of Ethics Training Position: Contractor vs. Employee (Chair).
  9. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  10. Executive Session. Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4). Link to be provided to Board members only.
  11. Adjournment (Chair).

For the full agenda with all attachments, click here: ERB Agenda for November 16, 2020.

October 26, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Zoom 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: The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

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 of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Extended report of past activities of Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  7. Discussion of search process for new Inspector General (Chair).
  8. Discussion and vote on proposed amendment to City of New Orleans Code of Ordinances to
    permit hiring of current inspector general employees within the State of Louisiana as City of
    New Orleans Inspector General.
  9. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For the agenda in PDF format with all reports and other attachments, click here: https://www.nolaerb.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/2020-10-26-ERB-Agenda.pdf

September 4, 2020 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Friday, September 4, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. The meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, August 31, 2020.

The board will conduct this public 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

COVID Emergency Certification of Necessity

The board hereby certifies that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 111 JBE 2020 § 1 (August 26, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

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 of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Vote to hold executive session (two-thirds of members present required) (Chair).
  8. Executive Session. To join the executive session click here: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/94458781250?pwd=Tng1V3dmMTNvaUxKRk9BZ1haZGVXdz09. The Passcode will be provided to attendees by the ERB Executive Administrator. Advance registration for Zoom is required to assure confidentiality.
    1. Discussion of the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(1).
  9. Reconvening of public meeting to take final action on any matters discussed in Executive Session (Chair).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, including monthly reports, click here: September 4, 2020 ERB Agenda.

July 27, 2020 ERB Meeting

The Ethics Review Board of the City of New Orleans will meet on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Video and Telephone Conference Links

Video Conference Link: https://loyno.zoom.us/j/92804981998.

Telephone Conference Dial-In Number: 1-301-715-8592; ID No. 928 0498 1998

The board will certify that it is unable to satisfy live-meeting quorum requirements due to the COVID-19 declaration of emergency. See State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 § 4 (Mar. 16, 2020) (permitting video conference meetings due to gubernatorial declaration of state of emergency); State of Louisiana, Executive Department Proclamation No. 83 JBE 2020 § 1 (Jun. 25, 2020) (providing that “statewide public health emergency is declared to continue to exist”).

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference and 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 of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
  5. Discussion of monthly report from the Ethics Trainer (Chair).
  6. Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
  7. Vote to hold executive session (two-thirds of members present required) (Chair).
  8. Executive Session. To join the executive session click here: https://loyno.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpdu6orz8uGNKL2JfKPsBOvp17W2lk-zQr. Advance registration for Zoom is required to assure confidentiality.
    • Discussion of the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(1).
    • Discussion of investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct pursuant to La. Rev. Stat. § 42:17(A)(4).
  9. Reconvening of public meeting to take final action on any matters discussed in Executive Session (Chair).
  10. Adjournment (Chair).

For a PDF version of the agenda with all attachments, including monthly reports from the OIPM, click here: ERB July 2020 Meeting Agenda