Gov-ern-ance. Noun. Government; Exercise of authority; Control; A method or system of government or management. Governance remains a mystery to many residents of our Greater New Orleans area. In an effort to inform our community about the machinations of City, Parish, and Regional government, www.NolaPublicRecords.org will post public documents related to government contracts, employee salaries, economic development and recovery, and other relevant issues. If you have any suggestions for future public records requests NolaPublicRecords.org should consider, relative to city government, please comment here.