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New Orleans Inspector General Releases Four-Year Plan


The New Orleans Inspector General is releasing a four-year plan on Wednesday, focused on making sure city operations run smoothly and efficiently. The police department will remain under review, along with a few new groups.

Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux will continue looking at how police keep crime statistics. Two reports earlier this year said police under-report robberies and rapes. Police deny that finding.

Quatrevaux says his office will audit police operations, along with the overall criminal justice system.

The strategic plan for 2015 to 2018 will also look at operations of the Sewerage and Water Board.

“The Sewerage and Water Board is almost as large as the empire run by Mayor Landrieu," Quatrevaux says. "It’s huge, and it’s outside of government, which is very strange to me. I would prefer a sewerage and water department, but I didn’t design this.”  

The Inspector General’s office can audit agencies that do business with city funds. For the first time, his office will examine the Audubon Commission and Audubon Nature Institute.

“Audubon has said they’re going to come back in a few years seeking a millage increase," he said. "Well, shouldn’t the citizens have an idea of what kind of work they do?”   

Quatrevaux says his office will also review Regional Transit Authority funds and contracts.

Eileen is a news reporter and producer for WWNO. She researches, reports and produces the local daily news items. Eileen relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after working as a writer and producer with the Associated Press in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

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