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Inspector General slams asset control; just one scholarship made public

In a follow-up report on New Orleans’ internal controls over its fixed assets, Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux said this week that the city has failed to resolve most of the problems cited in his initial report of June 2011.

The flexible block grant rebuilding and strengthening money remains set aside for infrastructure repairs, home rebuilding, school reconstruction and business assistance. …

The amount of unspent cash represents 10 percent of the $14.5 billion in Community Development Block Grant aid that Louisiana received from Congress after the storms.

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Mark Moseley is The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. He writes The Lens' daily news roundup. In 2004 he stopped yelling at his TV and began a New Orleans blog called Your Right Hand Thief. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans. He can be reached at (504) 481-5407.