Andrew Vanacore / The New Orleans Advocate
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- A sharply divided Louisiana Board of Ethics voted last week that Cedric Grant, one of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s top deputies, should not be allowed to become executive director of the Sewerage & Water Board.
Grant, the head of facilities and infrastructure at City Hall, put in for the job with the mayor’s backing last year, and the board’s search committee decided to offer him the position in December.
But the ethics board ruled 6-to-5 on Friday that giving him the job would violate a state law that prohibits anyone from stepping down from a public board and then accepting a job or contract with that board within a two-year period.
While Grant has never been a formal member of the Sewerage & Water Board, he has served as Landrieu’s stand-in on the board for much of the past three years. The mayor automatically serves as board president.
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