Statement by Ethics Review Board Chair Regarding Report of Quality Assurance Review Advisory Committee

I want to thank the members of the OIG Quality Assurance Review Advisory Committee–Mr. Harry Blumenthal, Ms. Ashley Barriere, and Mr. William Banta-for their public service in reviewing the Office of Inspector General’s work in 2018 and for their written report of their findings.

I also want to give due respect to the Inspector General’s response to the Committee’s report.

The Committee’s report and the OIG’s response have been posted on the ERB website for public review.

I think it wise to defer further comment on this matter until after the public meeting that the Quality Assurance Review Advisory Committee has set for June 10, 2019, at 3.30 p.m. at the Mid-City branch of the public library, 4140 Canal Street. At that public meeting, the members of the Committee and the OIG will have a further opportunity to express their views and take public comment.

These matters also will be on the agenda for the Ethics Review Board’s next board meeting on June 24, 2019, at 3.30 p.m. in City Council chambers. At that meeting, the members of the Board will have the opportunity to take public comment and voice their individual views on these matters.

James A. Brown
Ethics Review Board
City of New Orleans

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