- Associated Press - Saturday, June 21, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed a bill allowing New Orleans Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant to become executive director of the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board.

Grant was chosen to lead the board late last year, but his appointment was held up by concerns that the move would violate state ethics rules.

A Louisiana Board of Ethics opinion issued in April said Grant should be made to wait two years before taking the water board post. It said people who serve on a public board are prohibited from stepping down and then seeking a job or contract with that board within two years.

Grant had often represented Mayor Mitch Landrieu at board meetings.

Jindal signed a bill Friday changing ethics law, enabling Grant to take the job.

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