New Orleans — State Sen. A.G. Crowe on Monday said he will file by the end of business Wednesday a bill aimed at creating an inspector general’s office for St. Tammany Parish. That is the last day legislation can be filed in the current session.
Public pressure for such a post has been mounting since spending practices at St. Tammany Parish Coroner Peter Galvan’s office have come under criticism.
Crowe said he had not filed the bill yet because he wanted to get input from as many people as possible and make sure that the legislation was done correctly.
He said he wanted to wait until after a Bureau of Governmental Research briefing, held last Friday in Covington, that featured Orleans Parish Inspector Ed Quatrevaux and Jefferson Parish IG David McClintock.
Crowe said he will meet Tuesday night with more interested parties, including elected officials and representatives of groups like the League of Women Voters, for a final review of the legislation.