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April 18, 2022 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet at the New Orleans City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112 on Monday, April 18, 2022, at 3:30 P.M.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Approval of the minutes of prior board meeting.
  3. Presentation of monthly reports by Inspector General, Independent Police Monitor, and Ethics Trainer, including questions by board members.
  4. Brief discussion of Ethics Training Strategic Plan.
  5. Report of General Counsel and Executive Administrator.
  6. Discussion of by-law amendment to set forth guidelines for appointment of Inspector General and Independent Police Monitor.
  7. Call for agenda items for future board meetings.
  8. Adjournment.

Agenda with Attachments (PDF)

April 11, 2022 ERB Meeting to Appoint Independent Police Monitor

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in person at New Orleans City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Approval of the minutes of prior ERB meeting.
  3. Acceptance of public comments on candidates for appointment to IPM position: Stella M. Cziment, Conrad A. Joachim, and Tonya McClary (CVs of candidates). The ERB will accept written comments in advance of the meeting in the form of a PDF document emailed to erb@nolaerb.gov.
  4. Board discussion of candidates for appointment to IPM position.
  5. Board vote on appointment of IPM.
  6. Adjournment.

PDF of Agenda with Attachments

March 21, 2022 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. The meeting will be conducted in person at New Orleans City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St, New Orleans, LA 70112.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Approval of the minutes of two prior ERB meetings.
  3. Acceptance of written monthly reports from OIG, OIPM, and Ethics Trainer (no oral presentations).
  4. Interviews of candidates for appointment to IPM position: Stella M. Cziment, Conrad A. Joachim, and Tonya McClary (applications attached).
    • Round-robin questions from board to each of the candidates.
    • Opportunity for the public to propose questions for the candidates.
    • Follow up questions from the board to any of the candidates.
  5. Discussion and selection of date for live ERB meeting to select and appoint IPM.
  6. Adjournment.

PDF of Agenda with Attachments

March 10, 2022 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 3:30 P.M.

Videoconference Information

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. The governor’s most recent proclamation extending this state of emergency is available here: 18 JBE 2022 State of Emergency COVID (Feb. 16, 2022). 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. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting.
  2. Executive session pursuant to Louisiana Revised Statutes sections 42:17(1& 4) to discuss the character, professional competence, or physical or mental health of a person and investigative proceedings regarding allegations of misconduct related to ERB Complaint Nos. 2021-02, 2022-01, and 2022-02.
  3. Discussion of live interviews of IPM candidates, background checks, and voting on appointment of IPM. public comment on candidates and appointment process.
  4. Adjournment.

February 21, 2022 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 3:30 P.M.

Videoconference Information

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 for Videoconference

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. The governor’s most recent proclamation extending this state of emergency is available here: 18 JBE 2022 State of Emergency COVID (Feb. 16, 2022). 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. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting.
  2. Approval of minutes of prior board meetings:
    • Regular January 24, 2022, meeting; and
    • Special February 7, 2022, meeting regarding IPM appointment.
  3. Acceptance of monthly reports of OIG, OIPM, and Ethics Trainer.
  4. Initial interviews of IPM candidates and public comment on candidates and appointment process.
    • Stella Cziment (30 minutes).
    • Conrad A. Joachim (30 minutes).
    • Tonya McClary (30 minutes)
    • Public comment on all candidates and selection process (30 minutes).
  5. Discussion and vote to select IPM finalists for live interviews/presentations.
  6. Chairperson’s appointment of Pastor Tyrone G. Jefferson, Jr., to lead the board’s efforts on education and training, and Ms. Holly Callia to lead the board’s support of the QARACs.
  7. General counsel’s report on two pending complaints and deferral to future meeting.
  8. Adjournment (Chair).

Agenda in PDF Format with Attachments

February 7, 2022 ERB Meeting on IPM Selection

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 3:30 P.M.

Videoconference Information

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. The governor’s most recent proclamation extending this state of emergency is available here: 7 JBE 2022 State of Emergency.pdf (louisiana.gov)

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. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
  2. Report of Independent Police Monitor (IPM) search committee.
  3. Discussion and vote on whether to select finalists for interviews for IPM position.
  4. Discussion and vote to select finalists for interviews for IPM position.
  5. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF Version of the Agenda

January 31, 2022 ERB Police Monitor Appointment Committee Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board’s Police Monitor Appointment Committee will meet on Monday, January 31, 2022 at 3:30 P.M. The committee will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Zoom Video Conference Info

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 committee 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. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: 7 JBE 2022 State of Emergency.pdf (louisiana.gov).

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. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Call to order.
  2. Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting.
  3. Executive session to discuss qualifications of applicants for IPM position.
  4. Discussion in regular session regarding recruitment and appointment process for IPM position.
  5. Vote on recommendation to board regarding process and narrowing of candidates for IPM position.
  6. Adjournment.

January 24, 2022 ERB Meeting

The City of New Orleans Ethics Review Board will meet on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 3:30 P.M. The board will conduct this meeting via Zoom Video Conference and Telephone Conference.

Zoom Video Conference Info

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. The governor’s most recent extension of this state of emergency is available here: 235 JBE 2021 State of Emergency.pdf (louisiana.gov).

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. In addition, public comment prior to the meeting can be provided via email address erb@nolaerb.gov.

Agenda

  1. Regular Business
    • Ratification of certification of necessity for videoconference/teleconference meeting (Chair).
    • Approval of minutes of five (5) previous board meetings (Chair).
    • Discussion of 2021 Peer Review of ERB.
    • Change of date of June 20, 2022, meeting for Juneteenth Holiday.
    • Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Inspector General (Chair).
    • Discussion of monthly report from the Office of Independent Police Monitor (Chair).
    • Discussion of monthly report of ERB Ethics Trainer (Stiggs).
    • Report of Executive Administrator and General Counsel (Chair).
    • Discussion of change to bylaws regarding selection process for OIG and OIPM. (See attached search steps from last search.)
  2. Continuing Business
    • Report of OIPM search committee.
  3. New Business
    • Opportunity for suggestions on future agenda topics from board, staff, and public.
  4. Adjournment (Chair).

PDF of Agenda

December 21, 2021 – [Final Days] Annual Louisiana State Ethics Training for Public Servants [Webinar]

The City of New Orleans requires that all public servants complete a (1) hour, mandatory training course on the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics during each year of employment or term of office. Elected officials are additionally required to receive one hour of training per term of office on the Campaign Finance Disclosure Acts.
See CAO Policy Memorandum NO. 71(R), 2019

Webinars have been scheduled in order to offer all public servants, Board and Commission members, and elected officials the opportunity to complete their 1-hour mandatory Louisiana State Ethics training for 2021.

Scheduled Dates:

Tuesday, 12/21/2021 – 3:00 P.M. (CST)

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86271779936?pwd=U3BaOUdsWXVuZWlSMnN6bWJPMUM4QT09

One tap mobile call-in:

+13126266799

Meeting ID: 862 7177 9936

Passcode: 836354

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Tuesday, 12/28/2021 – 1:00 P.M. (CST)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 873 5536 2202
Passcode: 296090
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Tuesday, 12/28/2021 – 3:00 P.M. (CST)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 844 0387 4159
Passcode: 749935
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Wednesday, 12/29/2021 – 1:00 P.M. (CST)

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Meeting ID: 811 4311 2759
Passcode: 782867
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Wednesday, 12/29/2021 – 1:00 P.M. (CST); 3:00 P.M.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Passcode: 043920
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December 15, 2021 – Annual Louisiana State Ethics Training for Public Servants

The City of New Orleans requires that all public servants complete a (1) hour, mandatory training course on the Louisiana Code of Governmental Ethics during each year of employment or term of office. Elected officials are additionally required to receive one hour of training per term of office on the Campaign Finance Disclosure Acts.
See CAO Policy Memorandum NO. 71(R), 2019

All City of New Orleans employees and public servants, who have not yet completed their annual mandated Louisiana State Ethics training, are invited to attend the New Orleans Ethics Review Board’s Ethics Training session on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 3:30 P.M. (CST).

Please click the webinar link below to join:

2021 ERB Annual Ethics Training

You also have the availability to attend via phone –

+1 504-356-4110   United States, New Orleans (Toll)

Conference ID: 242 923 292#