Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Orleans' Inspector General Gets Needed Funds

This is the best news to come out of New Orleans:

Calling it a historic moment for New Orleans, City Council members on Tuesday offered effusive and unanimous support for Inspector General Robert Cerasoli $3.2 million budget request to launch his office next year.

The sum, which is up for council approval when it votes Friday on the entire budget, amounts to more than double what Mayor Ray Nagin had recommended in his 2008 spending plan for the newly established anti-corruption agency. It includes $300,000 to finance the city's Ethics Review Board, which the mayor's budget excluded.

New Orleans' citizens are tired of the corruption and graft in the Big Easy and we welcome this change. This is a positive step toward making New Orleans a great place to live.

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