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2015-369
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
6 page(s)
Consent order in which Christopher Weddle agrees that he violated La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d) by virtue of their receipt of thing of eocnomic value in the form of fees from his wholly owned company Diversion Resources for services provided to Diversion Resources at a time when Diversion Resources was approved by the City of Kenner to provide a pre-trial diversion program for the Kenner Mayor's Court Diversion Program, which is regulated by the Kenner City Prosecutor's Office, at a time when Christopher Weddle was a prosecutor for the Kenner City Prosecution Office.
2014-1348
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
5 page(s)
Consent order in which Gonsoulin Holdings, LLC agrees that it violated La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) by virtue of it submitting an Application for Rezoning to the Iberia Parish Department of Permitting, Planning, and Zoning, which is under the supervision and jurisidiction of the Iberia Parish Council, while Ricky Gonsoulin, a member and twenty-five percent owner of Gonsoulin Holdings, LLC, served as an Iberia Parish Councilmember.
2016-520
Type: Consent Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
19 page(s)
Consent order in which Robert Rust does not contest that he violated La. R.S. 42:1115 and La. R.S. 42:1111A in his capacity as Executive Director of the Municipal Employees' Retirement System of Louisiana (MERS) by virtue of his receipt of reimbursement MERS funds for planning trips and associated costs incurred by himself, his wife, and his son; for conference trips and associated costs incurred by himself, his wife, and his son; cell phone usuage for his wife; and for cell phone accessories for his son to which he was not duly entitled to receive for the performance of his job duties and responsibilites as Executive Director of MERS; and by soliciting and accepting donations/funds from investment firms and/or their officers, directors, agents, or employees or any other persons that had or were seeking to have a contractual, financial, or business relationship with MERS which funds were placed into an Education Conference Fund and utilized at Robert Rust's discretion.
2017-748
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that DeVillier House Movers would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from entering into a contract with homeowners to receive Hazard Mitigation Grant funds through the Acadia Parish Police Jury, since the project is more than two years after the initial declaration of disaster and it does not involve the representative's governmental entity.
2017-700
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that an employee with the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (Water Board) would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from continuing to be employed by the Water Board, since he has been employed for a year or longer prior to his father became an agency head for the Facility Maintenance Department.
2017-743
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that an appointed member of the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority, and a company he owns, would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from entering into contracts or transactions with the Jefferson Parish Government, Fleet Management Department, since no services in the contract would be provided to the Jefferson Parish Finance Authority.
2017-576
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit an agriculture specialist in the Grain Division within the Department of Agriculture and Forestry from leasing an eighteen wheeler truck to a third party who may haul grain from a site he inspected as long as the lessee is not seeking to obtain a contractual, business, or other financial relationship with the Grain Division and does not conduct operations or activities regulated by the Grain Division.
2017-365
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Chief of Staff of Bunkie General Hospital would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from serving as the Medical Director for Beacon Behavioral Hospital and Bayou Vista Nursing Home under the contracts entered into by Bunkie General Hospital, since the Chief of Staff would only be receiving compensation from Bunkie General Hospital for the services provided to Beacon Behavioral Hospital and Bayou Vista Nursing Home.
2017-660
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the continued employment of the spouse of the Communications Supervisor of the Communications Division within the Zachary Police Department after their marriage, since the spouse has been employed for a year or longer within the Communications Division prior to their marriage.
2017-552
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a company owned by a member of the DeSoto Parish Police Jurt would not be prohibited from entering into contracts with third parties to provide inspection services in DeSoto Parish, provide the inspection services and reports are not submitted to DeSoto Parish in conneciton with an application for a permit or certificate
2017-745
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that there are no provisions within the Code of Governmental Ethics that would prohibit a Jackson Parish Hospital physician from contracting with the Jackson Parish Ambulance Service District to perform Medical Director services.
2017-747
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that an appointed board member of the Avoyelles Port Commission, or a company he owns, would be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from providing compensated services to any present or future tenants of the Avoyelles Port, since the tenants are seeking to have a business financial relationship with his agency.
2017-886
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a former Town of Slaughter Alderman would be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from being appointed by the Slaughter Board of Aldermen to fill a vacany for Slaughter Chief of Police, but would not be prohibited from being appointed by the Governor of Louisiana to fill such vacancy. The appointment by the Governor would not prohibit the appointed person from being eligible or qualifying in the next election as a candidate for the office.
2017-679
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that former Calcasieu Parish Police Juror would be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from engaging in transactions with special service district created by Calcasieu Parish for two years after they leave office, since the special district is a unit of the political subdivision within the jurors agency.
2017-680
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a former employee with the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from working on transportation projects within the area of DOTD District 61 involving "Local Roads Safety Program" and "Safe Routes to School Program," since the former employee did not perform any work relative to those projects while he was employed with DOTD.
2017-746
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
3 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit the continued employment of an employee of Lake Charles Office Supply if the employee was elected Mayor of Sulphur at a time when Lake Charles Office Supply does business with the City of Sulphur, since the emlpoyee would meet the four factors in 82-02D. However, the employee would be prohibited from participating in any matters involving the City of Sulphur and Lake Charles Office Supply and a disclosure form in accordance with La. R.S. 42:1114 would be required to be filed by May 15th.
2017-754
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that a firefighter for the Shreveport Fire Department, and his company, would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from contracting or sub-contracting with the City of Shreveport to instal sod related to a specific project, since the Shreveport Fire Department is considered a separate agency from the City of Shreveport.
2017-734
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 8/18/2017
1 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Govenrmental Ethics would not prohibit a Special Education Policy Director for the Louisiana Department of Education from accepting an honorarium from the U.S. Department of Education because she provided peer feedback for matters unrelated to her public job duties.
2017-241 (2)
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/21/2017
3 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Code of Governmental Ethics would not prohibit a Building Plan Examiner with the New Orleans Department of Safety and Permits from being employed by NANO, LLC, since NANO does not presently have any projects being reviewed by the New Orleans Department of Safety and Permits, nor does it have any other contractual, business or financial relationships with the Department.
2017-281
Type: Advisory Opinion Decision Date: 7/21/2017
2 page(s)
Advisory opinion that the Deputy Clerk of Court for Orleans Parish Civil District Court would not be prohibited by the Code of Governmental Ethics from notarizing documents outside her working hours for FEMA; schools; Concealed Handgun Affidavits; and , vehicle transfers since these documents are not notarized by personnel in the Land Records Division as part of their job duties and filed with the Land Records Division. Further, she would not be prohibited from notarizing documents during her office hours that would be filed with the Clerk of Court, as long as she does not accept any compensation for such services.

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