Week in Review: City Council Entergy plant votes violated state sunshine law, judge rules

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper D. Griffin on Friday ruled that the New Orleans City Council violated the state’s Open Meetings Law in 2018, when dozens of residents were barred from entering two public hearings on Entergy New Orleans’ proposed $210 million power plant in eastern New Orleans. Griffin also issued a ruling on a second lawsuit related to Entergy’s power plant, this time in favor of the city.

Week in Review: After Lens and WWL-TV investigations, charter school network CEO suspended

At an emergency meeting Monday night, the New Beginnings Schools Foundation board placed CEO Michelle Blouin-Williams on paid leave pending the outcome of an independent investigation into allegations of grade inflation and falsifying public documents related to a bus contract. The three-school charter network’s board voted unanimously to hire the law firm Adams and Reese to conduct the investigation.