Author Archives: Ellen Patterson

Open Budgeting

NOCOG is working to improve the openness and accountability of budgetary processes by increasing the access to timely and accurate information needed for informed decision-making.   NOCOG is working to improve the openness and accountability of budgetary processes by increasing the accessibility of timely and accurate information needed for informed decision-making.  NOCOG’s focus serves a… Read More »

Satellite Governments

The Satellite Government Database is a comprehensive website that helps users navigate the complex network of New Orleans’ 150-plus boards, commissions and public entities. Satellite governments are by definition a diverse array of boards, commissions, public trusts, public benefit corporations, security and development districts, and other entities. We distinguish between satellite entities and core City… Read More »

Our Mission

OUR MISSION: The New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance seeks open, responsive, and accountable governance by promoting community engagement in civic discussions and decisions, increasing access to public data and information, supporting media and communications that inform and equip stakeholders, and seeking beneficial public policy and structural developments.