"Thanks to the Knight Foundation for this 'knot-hole' [The Vault] through which we, the unwashed, can peer to see just how our tax dollars are being spent by City Hall. Please keep up the good work."
—Eugene B. Kordahl
Until The Lens investigated last month, only one charter school board in New Orleans may have been fully complying with a two-year-old state law that requires public bodies to post their minutes online, or an older law that requires the same for their agendas.
A regional approach was taken for flood protection after Hurricane Katrina, but not for funding. A new law could be the first step in setting up a tax to fund hurricane protection throughout Orleans, Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes.