Squandered Heritage Vintage

2 Years Later

One Year and One Day Later

We, as citizens have made great strides in the last 2 years, we elected a City Council, which for the most part has challenged our Federal Government and demanded more from our local City Officials. We can be proud of those attempts.

Our seemingly slow progress has been made more difficult by the Mayor who uses language and metaphor that makes the crisis in this City seem like an outtake from a Sitcom.

On this Anniversary I celebrate our individual accomplishments in this City and thank the endless stream of volunteers who suffer not from Katrina fatigue, but from Katrina Compassion.


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About Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, including a Peabody Award, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award and a gold medal from Investigative Reporters and Editors. She can be reached at (504) 606-6013.