• New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board’s legal concerns delay hiring of Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant

    The Deputy of New Orleans Cedric Grant is persistently facing serious problems on his next career move. It is said that the olive branch among members of the Sewerage & Water Board to hire him is away from the administration of Mayor.
    The officials said on Wednesday that the latest transfer of deputy from one agency to another could overrule the state law that prevents public officials from doing business with their former public employer for 2 years after relinquishing the job. On the other hand, city officials said that we had reached on some settlement and decided to place Grand as the Executive Director of the S&WB. Whereas, the higher echelons of water board made a contact with Board of Ethics to assess the legality of this matter.
    Actually, Grant was considered as Top favorite candidate for the post of executive director after the retirement of Marcia St. Martin.  It was being negotiated that he would be appointed on this post till the end of January but unfortunately he could not be appointed.
    To meet with administrative needs, the board he appointed Bob Miller Deputy Executive Director on interim basis.
    A legal ethics professor of Loyola University Dane Ciolino said that “I have first heard about that state law that does not allow an official to join another job. I think board members of S&WB are too much precautious”. He further said this is undoubtedly not what is intended by law.
  • PAR releases new app to track La. elected leaders

    A non-governmental organization responsible for vigilant watch has launched a new App that can be used by Louisiana residents to track the elected officials.
    This app can be downloaded from all major online stores like Apple and Google. To find it easily, you just need to search “PAR Guide” in the app store.
    The app contains all the personal details related to Louisiana elected officials, lawmakers, and Louisiana members of Congress. Yes, you can get addresses, phone numbers and other biographical information through this app.
    Apart from this, this app contains all information related to constitutional amendments and other proposal details of Louisiana State.  You can also get details of a citizen’s legal rights to hold meetings and public records in Louisiana.
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