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August 9, 2018

Joseph I. Giarrusso

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso Calls for Elimination of Residency Requirement for S&WB

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso Calls for Elimination of Residency Requirement for S&WB

NEW ORLEANS - In an ongoing effort to find workable solutions to the problems the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) faces, Councilmember Joe Giarrusso on Thursday authored and introduced an ordinance that would exempt the utility from employee domicile requirements after receiving confirmation from the utility to lift the requirements. The legislation seeks to address the immediate need for robust hiring by the S&WB to address and improve public safety, health, and infrastructure issues revealed after the August 5, 2017 flood.

July 27, 2018

Joseph I. Giarrusso

City Council Calls on Sewerage and Water Board to Reconsider Shutting Off Water

City Council Calls on Sewerage and Water Board to Reconsider Shutting Off Water

Citing a lack of public trust in the Sewerage and Water Board's (S&WB's) billing system, the entire City Council on Friday asked the utility to reconsider its decision to reinstate normal collections, including shutoffs. The request comes after the S&WB agreed in a recent Public Works committee meeting that they lack the resources and capacity to ensure that all bills sent to customers are correct.

July 23, 2018

Public Works, Sanitation and Environment Committee, Joseph I. Giarrusso

Public Works Committee to Resume Questioning of Sewerage and Water Board Leadership

Public Works Committee to Resume Questioning of Sewerage and Water Board Leadership

On Tuesday, July 24 the leadership of the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) will appear before the Public Works Committee of the New Orleans City Council. Led by Committee Chair Joe Giarrusso, members of the committee will continue their review of the S&WB's most recent statutorily-required quarterly report.

June 22, 2018

Public Works, Sanitation and Environment Committee, Joseph I. Giarrusso

Sewerage and Water Board to Present Quarterly Report at Public Works Committee Meeting on Monday at 10 a.m.

Sewerage and Water Board to Present Quarterly Report at Public Works Committee Meeting on Monday at 10 a.m.

On Monday, June 25 the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) will attend the Council's Public Works Committee meeting to present its quarterly report. The presentation is the result of Resolution R-18-182, which was authored by District "A" Councilmember Joe Giarrusso and adopted by the Council on May 24, underscoring a letter that the Council sent to the S&WB relative to its compliance with statutorily required quarterly reports.

June 19, 2018

District A, Joseph I. Giarrusso

District "A" Newsletter - June 2018

District "A" Newsletter - June 2018

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you as your City Councilmember for District A. This first month has been an incredible learning experience for my staff and me as we’ve heard your concerns at neighborhood association meetings, and through your calls, emails, and letters. 

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