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May 17, 2017 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., in the City of New Orleans City Council Chambers, 1330 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112.

The agenda: 2017-05-17 ERB Agenda

  1. Approval of minutes: April 18, 2017
  2. Inspector General’s report
  3. Independent Police Monitor’s report
  4. General Counsel’s report
  5. Training update
  6. Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes 42:17(A) (4) to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct.
  7. Adjournment

March 21, 2017 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., in Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131.

The agenda: 2017-03-21 ERB Agenda

1. Approval of minutes: February 14, 2017;

2. Inspector General’s report;

3. Independent Police Monitor’s report;

4. General Counsel’s report;

a. Report on implementation ordinances;

5. Training update;

6. Inspector General Search. Report by Mr. Ciolino on listing of search on ERB and City websites, and proposal from search firm;

7. Inspector General Search Committee. Appointment of committee and chairperson;

8. Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes 42:17(A) (4) to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct; and,

9. Adjournment

ERB Announces Inspector General Search

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board seeks experienced and highly qualified applicants for the position of Inspector General to start on October 19, 2017.

The New Orleans Inspector General is charged with preventing and detecting fraud, waste and abuse, and promoting efficiency and effectiveness in city programs and operations. This oversight includes audits, criminal and administrative investigations, inspections and evaluations, and monitoring.

For detailed information regarding the legal qualifications, appointment, duties, and responsibilities of the City of New Orleans, of the Inspector General, click here to download the City of New Orleans Home Rule Charter and Ordinances related to the Inspector General: 2017-03-11 Charter and Ordinances re City of New Orleans Inspector General

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. All materails shall be submitted in the form of a single PDF file to: erb@nolaerb.gov

The deadline for submitting applications is August 19, 2017.

February 14, 2017 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., in New Orleans City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1330 Perdido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. The agenda:

  1. Approval of minutes: January 30, 2017.
  2. Inspector General’s report.
  3. Independent Police Monitor’s report.
  4. General Counsel’s report: a. Report on implementation ordinances; b. Report on public records requests.
  5. Ethics education update.
  6. Discussion and rescheduling (if necessary) of future 2017 ERB meeting dates.
  7. Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes 42:17(A) (4) to discuss investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct.
  8. Adjournment.

Agenda: 2017-02-14 ERB Agenda

ERB Transfers Prosecutorial Function to Office of Inspector General

At its December 21, 2016, board meeting, the City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board reconsidered the manner in which ethics complaints are investigated, prosecuted, and adjudicated. (For more on the issues associated with the past procedure, see this post.) Because the Board’s framework commingled the prosecutorial and adjudicative functions within the Ethics Review Board, the Board amended its rules to bifurcate those functions. The amendments are here (PDF downloads):

2016-12-21 DRAFT Ordinance for OIG Ethics Enforcement
2016-12-21 Revised Rules for Ethics Review Board

The ERB will ask the New Orleans City Council to adopt the draft ordinance at an upcoming Council meeting.