City Archives
New Orleans Public Library
New Orleans (La.) City Council. Council Fiscal Office
Records, 1977-1996

According to the 1998 city operating budget, the Council Fiscal Office reviews and advises the Council on budget and fiscal issues, provides staff support to committees, and provides liaison with the city's independent auditors. The office also staffs the Board of Review, a constitutionally mandated function of the City Council. It is staffed by a fiscal officer, an assistant fiscal officer (both unclassified positions), a principal analyst, and an executive secretary.

The budget provided for a Council Fiscal Officer for the first time in 1978. Prior to that time, the Council Research Office provided support to the Council on budgetary and other fiscal matters.

The records include subject files, accountants' reports, and sound recordings. They were transferred from the Council Fiscal Office in three groups (August, 1996 [boxes 8-14], July, 1997 and January, 1998). Some, but not all, files were weeded to remove most photocopies of local newspaper articles.

Contents of boxes 15 and 16 were added to the existing inventory on 3/13/2004. The Inventory

Box 1

Accountants' Reports, Economic Development Fund, 1995-1996
Accountants' Reports, Employees' Retirement System, 1996
Accountants' Reports, Employees' Retirement System, 1983-1986
Accountants' Reports, Federal Financial Assistance, 1986-1988
Accountants' Reports, Federal Grants, 1992
Accountants' Reports, Firefighters' Pension and Relief Fund, 1982-1986
Accountants' Reports, French Market Corporation, 1977-1978
Accountants' Reports, Police Pension Fund, 1983-1985
Aquarium, 1986-1992
Armstrong Park, 1982-1984 [See Box 15]
Armstrong Park Redevelopment, 1982-1994
Audubon Park, Personnel and Contracts, 1988
Big Oak Landfill, 1990
Board of Review, 1978
Budget Status Reports, 1980-1989 [See box 15]

Box 2

Charter Changes, 1992
Community Improvement Agency, 1994-1995
Constitutional Convention, 1992
Contract Coversheets, 1990
Contract Coversheets, 1991
Contract Coversheets, 1992 (Includes "Recapitulation")
Contract Coversheets, 1993 (Includes "Recapitulation")
Convention Center Expansion (Dock Board), 1988 [See Box 15]

Box 3

DeBartolo Land Swap, 1982-1989
Fire Pension Investigation, 1978-1989
Gambling/Casino
Gambling/Riverboats
Gambling/Video Poker and Lottery
Hitcom Studio Project, 1986-1988
Jax Brewery, 1983-1989
Judicial and Parochial/Court Study Committee, 1991
Judicial and Parochial/Law Suit, 1982
Judicial and Parochial/National Center for State Courts Report, 1989-1991
Landfill Committee, 1991-1994

Box 4

Management Letter, City of New Orleans, 1987
MART Franchise, 1983-1989
Milne Boys Home, 1981-1988
Municipal Endowment Grants, 1981-1989
Municipal Endowment Grants, 1990-1995
Office of Municipal Investigation, 1982-1986
Overtime, 1992
Registrar of Voters, 1988
Revenue Memos, 1985-1986
Revenue Reports, 1984-1988
Revenues/Millage Proposals, 1989-1996
Revenues/Tourism Funding, 1989-1991

Box 5

Rivergate (Dock Board), 1989-1991 [See Boxes 15-16] Rivergate Committee, Bankruptcy Reports, 1995-1996
Rouse Development, 1984-1987
Sales Tax Investigation, 1987-1989 (1)
Sales Tax Investigation, 1987-1989 (2)
Sales Tax Study (1983)
Social Security Withdrawal, 1980-1981

Box 6

Transit Task Force (RTA) [See Box 16]
World's Fair, 1981-1986 (1)
World's Fair, 1981-1986 (2)
World's Fair, 1981-1986 (3)
World's Fair, 1981-1986 (4)

Box 7

Sound Recordings (Cassettes) of Budget Hearings, 1984-1990

Boxes 8-14

Audio tapes, 1986-1994

  • Board of Review Meetings
    • 1986 (8/29; 9/10)
    • 1987 (9/10 & 14)
    • 1988 (8/25)
    • 1989 (8/28 & 31; 9/11 & 13)
    • 1990 (8/30; 9/5, 7, & 13)
    • 1991 (9/6, 12, & 20)
    • 1992 (9/9)
    • 1994 (9/21 & 26)
  • Budget Hearings
    • 1990
    • 1991
    • 1993 [includes Budget Committee meeting of 7/22]
    • 1994 [includes budget meetings, Budget Committee meetings, a Council Research meeting, and a conference meeting]
  • Other Tapes
    • Special City Council meeting (11/1/1993)
    • City Council Meeting (2/10/1994)
    • Meeting with Council Committee (6/2/?)
    • Dock Board meeting (7/19/1989)
Box 15

Armstrong Park, 1982-1984 [4 folders]

Budget Status Reports, 1980
Budget Status Reports, 1981-1982
Budget Status Reports, 1983
Budget Status Reports, 1984
Budget Status Reports, 1985
Budget Status Reports, 1986 [2 folders]
Budget Status Reports, 1987
Budget Status Reports, 1988 [2 folders]
Budget Status Reports, 1989

Convention Center Expansion (Dock Board), 1988 [3 folders]

Rivergate (Dock Board), 1989-1991 [5 folders; continued in Box 16]

Box 16

Rivergate (Dock Board), 1991-1992 [3 folders]

Transit Task Force (Regional Transit Authority), 1982

Phase I Environmental Assessment for Renovations at the D. H. Holmes Building, 819 Canal Street, February 15, 1993 (Prepared by CRC Environmental Risk Management, Inc. for Historic Restoration, Inc.).

Appraisal of Proposed Holmes/Sonesta Hotel, 819 Canal Street, July 29, 1993 (Prepared for First National Bank of Commerce by Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje, Inc.).

Addenda to Appraisal of Proposed Holmes/Sonesta Hotel, 819 Canal Street, July 29, 1993 (Prepared for First National Bank of Commerce by Argote, Derbes, Graham, Shuffield, & Tatje, Inc.).


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