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New Orleans (La.) Council Utilities Regulatory Office.
Miscellaneous documents (primarily relating to NOPSI buyout), 1980-1991.
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The Council Utilities Regulatory Office assists the City Council in all utility regulatory matters. It provides professional services and support staff to the Council for rate cases, prudence remedy, litigation, municipalization, and other utility related matters. One of its stated program goals is "to research alternatives to municipalization."

The documents consist of published and unpublished reports and briefing material prepared for City Council members, primarily involving the controversial proposed buyout of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. by the City of New Orleans. Also included are documents filed in various court cases and appeals that arose from this controversy. Some documents regarding other issues involving regulation of utilities are also included.


Title Date(s) Comments Box Folder
Energy supply and consumption in Orleans Parish: historical trends and price projections. Prepared for City Planning Commission by Institute of Quantitive Analysis. 1980/06
2 19
New Orleans regional transportation energy contingency plan. Regional Planning Commission. 1980/06
2 32
Synopsis of the rate case and purpa issues. Re: NOPSI. 1981/02/12
2 33
Contract between the City of New Orleans and New Orleans Public Service Inc. for electric street lighting and special installation lighting service and supply of electric energy, June 1, 1982-May 31, 1985 1982
3 5
Comprehensive land use and transportation plan. Initial development area. New Orleans East. EADW, Inc. 1982/06
2 17
Excerpts of regular Council meeting of June 2, 1983. Calendar No. 10,764. 1983/06/02
4 12
Testimony of Michael Fontham. Extracts of testimony on debate of June 23, 1983 on Cal. No. 11043 (Adopted as Ord. No. 9242 MCS) 1983/06/23
3 16
Responses to the Task Force on Municipalization and Alternatives Letter of August 1, 1983. R.W. Beck and Associates 1983/08
1 6
Engineering report. Preliminary study, electric utility acquisition. R.W. Beck and Associates 1984/05/10
1 28
Preliminary report on loss of electric power in City of New Orleans on January 21, 1985. Submitted to City Council on January 24, 1985 1985/01/24
3 10
Second report on loss of electric power in City of New Orleans on January 21, 1985. Submitted to City Council on January 29, 1985 to suplement preliminary report of January 24, 1985. 1985/01/29
3 7
Final report on loss of electric power in City of New Orleans on January 21, 1985. Submitted to City Council on April 18, 1985. 1985/04/18
2 14
Proposal to provide professional services and management, operation, and maintenance for a city owned electric/gas utility. Parsons-CGE 1985/11/07
1 17
Black and Veatch analysis of R.W. Beck reports related to electric utility acquisition by the City of New Orleans 1986/05
1 16
Economic impact of not expanding the New Orleans Convention Center. Timothy P. Ryan. Prepared for New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority 1986/11
2 9
Public financing of proposed City Council buyout of New Orleans Public Service Inc. A legal analysis. Feingerts & Kelly. 1987/01/20
3 15
Strategic plan for municipalization of electric utility properties within New Orleans. Vol. 2. R.W. Beck & Associates. 1987/04
3 14
Brief for defendants-appellants. NOPSI and Middle south Energy, Inc. v. Council of the City of New Orleans. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th District. No. 87-3049 1987/05/06
3 8
Agenda and briefing book. Meeting of New Orleans City Council, June 7-8, 1987. Washington D.C. 1987/06/07 Also 1987/06/08 1 5
Expansion of the New Orleans Convention Center and the development of the Public Service Center. A public/private partnership project. Presented by Joseph C. Canizaro Interests and NOPSI 1987/07/14
2 10
Off Shelf. Work papers of R.W. Beck Re: NOPSI request of July 29, 1987. Appendix 1987/08/4
1 3
Critical analysis of the draft strategic plan for municipalization prepared for New Orleans Public Service Inc. and Louisiana Power and Light Co. Vol. II. Black & Veatch. 1987/10
3 6
Prepared direct testimony and exhibits of Timothy R. Corrigan on behalf of the City of New Orleans. Ex parte application of Louisiana Power and Light Co. Docket No. CD-86-11. 1987/12
2 23
Briefing book for the Council of the City of New Orleans -- Rostenkowski Amendment. Prepared by Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand 1987/12/14
1 15
Record Excerpts. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans, et al. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. 1988
3 12
Appendices to original brief of appellee, the Council of the City of New Orleans. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit. No. 90-CA-0420, c/w No. 90-CA-0421, No. 90-CA-0422 1988/02
2 28
Application for writs of certiorari or review of the City of New Orleans. LP&L v. United Gas Pipe Line Co., et al. Supreme Court of Louisiana. 1988/02/18
5 5
Proposal to conduct management audit of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. for City of New Orleans. R.W. Beck & Assoc. 1988/03/25
2 2
City Council Hearing in re: Resolution No. R-88-42 1988/04/07
3 3
Comments on the Peat Marwick Report to the New Orleans Business Council. Submitted to the City Council of New Orleans by the City's legal, engineering and financial advisors regarding municipalization. 1988/07
3 4
Memorandum in support of petition for review. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Civil District Court. No. 88-4511, 1988/08/08
4 11
Memorandum in opposition to motion for summary judgment and supplemental memorandum in support of petition for review. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Civil District Court No. 88-4511, c/w 88-2503 and 88-2502 1988/09/20
4 9
Amended application concerning an operating agreement for Louisiana Power & Light Company's Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit No. 3. Before the City Council. Docket No. CD-88-2. 1988/10/07
3 13
Rate increase application and investigation into the prudence of the management of Louisiana Power & Light Co with respect to Waterford 3. Determinations and order. 1988/11/17
4 5
Brief of intervenor, System Energy Resources Inc. City of New Orleans et al. V. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Nos. 88-1076, et al. 1989/03/08
3 17
Agenda, Meetings with the Council of the City of New Orleans. Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand. 1989/04/04
2 25
Review of the electric fuel and gas cost adjustment charges of New Orleans Public Service Inc. for the twenty-six months ended June 30, 1988. Final report. Dept. of Utilities, City of New Orleans. Ernst & Young. 1989/07/01
2 3
1989 Compliance filing of LP&L for an increas of its electric rates in the 15th Ward (Algiers) pursuant to Council Resolution R-89-125. (Docket Nos. CD-86-11 & CD-89-1) 1989/07/12
2 30
Financial alternatives to New Orleans Power Authority acquisition of New Orleans Public Services [sic], Inc. Smith Barney. 1989/08/10
1 22
Amended application concerning an operating agreement for LP&L Co.'s Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit No. 3, before the Council of the City of New Orleans. Docket No. CD-88-2 1989/08/18
4 8
Initial brief on behalf of the City of New Orleans, intervenor. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. United Gas Pipe Line Co. Docket Nos. RP84-42-000, et al. 1989/09/08
2 16
Proposed acquisition of New Orleans Public Service, Inc.: the distribution utility option. Smith Barney. 1989/09/15
1 23
Briefing book. New Orleans City Council's visit to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. 1989/10/11 Also 1989/10/12 2 27
Report of consultations between the City Council of New Orleans and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power regarding strategic utility considerations. Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand. 1989/10/12 Also 1989/10/12 2 24
Reply brief on behalf of the City of New Orleans, intervenor. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. United Gas Pipe Line Co. Docket Nos. RP84-42-000 et al. 1989/10/20
2 7
New Orleans Public Service Inc. vs. Council of the City of New Orleans, et al. U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. Civil Action # 88-559. Transcript of proceedings. 1989/10/25
2 4
Proposed acquisition of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. The Distribution Utility Option. Smith Barney. 1989/10/5
1 14
Opposition of the council of the City of New Orleans to application for supervisory writ. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Supreme Court of Louisiana. No. 89-CC-2528. 1989/11
2 29
Briefing book, meeting between City Council of New Orleans and Chamber of Commerce. 1989/11/15
1 21
Fact sheet on buyout and related briefing materials 1990
1 4
New Orleans Public Service, Inc. v. The Council of the City of New Orleans et al. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Civil Action No. 88-559. Appellant's Brief. 1990/03
2 12
Draft principle terms of discussion, proposal for sale of NOPSI assets to the New Orleans Public Power Authority. Council of the City of New Orleans 1990/03/08
3 9
Preliminary financial considerations, City of New Orleans-NOPSI. Draft term sheet March, 1990. Smith Barney. 1990/03/08
1 13
City of New Orleans' brief in opposition to United's exceptions. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. United Gas Pipe Line Co. Docket Nos. RP84-42-000 et al. 1990/03/15
2 8
Ex parte amended application of Louisiana Power & Light Co. concerning an operating agreement for the Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit No. 3, Docket No. CD-88-2. Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand. 1990/03/19
2 11
Analysis of principal terms of discussion, proposal for sale of NOPSI/LP&L assets to New Orleans Public Power Authority. R.W. Beck and Associates. 1990/03/21 Not the same as 1-8 1 12
Analysis of principal terms of discussion, proposal for sale of certain NOPSI and LP&L assets to the New Orleans Public Power Authority 1990/03/22
1 8
Financial evaluation of proposal for sale of NOPSI assets to New Orleans Power Authority. Smith Barney, Doley Securities, First Commonwealth 1990/03/22
1 11
Analysis of principal terms of discussion proposal for sale of NOPSI/LP&L assets. New Orleans Public Power Authority. (Preliminary Draft). R.W. Beck & Associates. 1990/03/28
3 20
New Orleans Public Service, Inc. v. The Council of the City of New Orleans et al. Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Civil Action No. 88-559. Appellant's Replay Brief. 1990/04
2 13
Ex Parte, amended application of LP&L concerning an operating agreement for the Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit No. 3, CNO Docket No. CD-88-2. Resolution and related correspondence. 1990/04/04
4 4
Briefing book for public hearings. Council of the City of New Orleans 1990/04/10
1 7
Preliminary public hearing in re NOPSI buyout. 1990/04/10
1 9
Analysis of NOPSI's firm gas supply and transportation contracts. Council of the City of New Orleans. 1990/04/16
1 1
Criticisms of New Orleans Business Council study of NOPSI buyout proposal and responses of the Business Council 1990/04/17 Approximate date 1 25
Organizational public hearing, NOPSI buyout hearing 1990/04/17
1 27
Briefing book for public hearings. Council of the City of New Orleans. 1990/04/17
1 10
Questions propounded by the City Council to the New Orleans Business Council and responses of the Business Council 1990/04/17 Approximate date 1 26
Briefing book for public hearings. Council of the City of New Orleans. 1990/04/24
1 20
Public hearing on NOPSI buyout. Session two. City Council of New Orleans. 1990/04/24
1 2
Public Hearing in re: NOPSI Buyout. Session One. City Council of New Orleans. 1990/04/24
3 1
Filing of Louisiana Power & Light Company for the second of a three-year phase-in increase of electric rates for customers in the Fifteenth Ward of the City of New Orleans (Algiers) 1990/05/07
2 20
Economic impact of the sale of NOPSI/LP&L assets to the New Orleans Public Power Authority (NOPPA). Pacey & Johnson 1990/05/14
4 3
NOPSI buyout poll. Silas Lee and Associates. 1990/05/15
4 2
Original brief of appellee, Council of the City of New Orleans. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit. No. 90-CA-0420 c/w 90-CA-0421, 90-CA-0422 1990/05/15
5 2
Original brief of appellee, Council of the City of New Orleans. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit. No. 90-CA-0420, c/w 90-CA-0421, 90-CA-0422 1990/05/17
5 4
NOPSI vs. Council of the City of New Orleans. U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. Case No. 90-3050. Oral argument. Clinton A. Vince, Herschel L. Abbott, Jr. 1990/06/05
2 5
Strategic briefing book. Meetings with the New Orleans City Council. 1990/10/04
2 22
Lessons learned by cities looking at the public power option. Clinton A. Vince, Verner Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand, for presentation to the APPA Legal Seminar, Hilton Head, SC 1990/10/16
1 24
Direct testimony of Matthew I. Kahal on behalf of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. System Energy Resources. Docket Nos. ER89-678-000 and EL90-16-000. 1990/11
2 15
New Orleans Public Service Inc. vs. Council of the City of New Orleans. Court of Appeal, 4th Circuit. No. 90-CA-0420 c/w 90-CA--0421, 90-CA-0422. (Appeal from CDC). Transcript of oral argument 1990/11/07
2 6
Preliminary report of the Sub-Group on Rates of the Council Utility Committee on Negotiations with NOPSI Regarding Electric Rate Reductions. Prepared by Foley & Judell. 1991/01/10
2 31
Strategic briefing book. Meetings with the New Orleans City Council Members. 1991/01/28
4 6
Outline. Draft strategic plan for the City of New Orleans. Natural gas transmission, supply and distribution service. Legend Consulting Group. 1991/01/28
4 7
Briefing book for New Orleans City Council members on NOPSI offer to settle prudence disallowance litication/moderate rate increases under the Grand Gulf phase-in plan 1991/04/03 Also 1991/04/04 2 21
Discussion paper on demand-side management pilot programs for New Orleans. MSB Energy Associates. 1991/08/15
3 18
Report of New Orleans Business Council concerning proposed purchase of the operations of New Orleans Public Service, Inc. and Louisiana Power and Light Co. in the City of New Orleans. Price Waterhouse et. Al
undated 1 19
Utilitary regulatory cost plan. Actual 1990.
undated (1991?) 3 11
Price of Power. Compiled by the office of Joseph I. Giarrusso, Councilman at Large
undated (1983?) 3 2
Appendices and Exhibits. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Civil District Court. Division D. Docket No. 88-4511.
undated (1988?) 3 19
Financial forecasts and representations: the track records of NOPSI and RW Beck
undated 4 1
Financial forecasts and representations: the track record of NOPSI and RW Beck
undated 1 18
Intervenors-Appellees' briefs. New Orleans Public Service, Inc. v. The Council of the City of New Orleans, et al. Appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Civil Action No. 88-559.
undated 2 18
Opposition to the Council's statement of uncontested material facts. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Civil District Court. No. 88-4511 c/w 88-2502 and 88-2503.
undated (1988?) 4 10
Application for a supervisory writ on behalf of NOPSI. NOPSI v. Council of City of New Orleans. Supreme Court of Louisiana.
undated 4 15
Petition on behalf of New Orleans Public Service Inc. for supervisory writs of certiorari, prohibition or mandamus. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Court of Appeals, Fourt Circuit.
undated 5 3
Original brief on behalf of plaintiff-appellant, NOPSI. NOPSI v. Council of the City of New Orleans. Court of Appeal, Fourth Circuit. No. 88-CA-1369
undated 5 1
Reply brief on behalf of NOPSI. NOPSI v. Council of City of New Orleans. Court of Appeal, 4th Circuit. No. 88-CA-1369
undated (1988?) 4 14
Appendix to application for writ of certiorari to review the judgment of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal, on behalf of NOPSI. Supreme Court of Louisiana. (4 folders)
undated 4 13


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