Transparency and Oversight isn't necessary

Federal government agencies should trust states to manage the distribution of federal tax dollars. Our strength comes from federalism where the federal government is saying yes we trust states and won't have to micromanage or look over their shoulders.

Public Meeting Law

Louisiana

Louisiana AG Opinion 2019-0128 La. Atty. Gen. Op. Nos. 12-0177 and 90-349

The legislature has made it clear that any means used to circumvent the intent of the Open Meetings Law, such as proxy voting procedure, secret balloting, and informal polling, are prohibited. La. R.S. 42:14(B).

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Louisiana Public Meeting law using Zoom Platform

Louisiana

Oversight

Following the processes below will allow each group governed under public meetings laws to circumvent any oversight and controls the state has imposed.

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Emergency Operations Plan 2019

Louisiana

State of Louisiana Emergency Operations Plan 2019

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HUD CDBG-DR

Louisiana

Disaster Recovery Funding beyond FEMA and SBA

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File Naming Conventions

Louisiana

For all internal documents follow department naming convention policy for all files saved to state servers. For public facing and federal required announcements do not use any logical naming convention to maintain file obscurity and reduce search engine indexing.

Executive Branch

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Select HUD Programs

Louisiana

Select HUD programs that lead to undersubscribed programs

Offering Rental Assistance will allow you to fund Mortgage Assistance but not allow application processing.

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Louisiana Transparency

State

Open Meetings Law, found in R.S. 42:12 – 42:28, regulates meetings of public bodies

No person shall be denied the right to observe the deliberations of public bodies and examine public documents, except in cases established by law.

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U.S. Government Accountability Office

Federal

Oversight

Resources are not unlimited, and when they are diverted for inappropriate, illegal, inefficient, or ineffective purposes, both taxpayers and legitimate program beneficiaries are cheated.

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