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The Corps hands Over Debris and Demolitions

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“We hope to have everything handed off by the end of the month, Smith said. “The city will manage the demolitions and control their own destiny so to speak “

When the deadline was announced and many people were caught unaware we saw a rapid pile up of debris from houses still being gutted. Veronica White from the City Sanitation Department assured us that the property owners would be fined, a few days later dumpsters began to appear on the work sites. So Veronica must have worked some magic to make that happen.

The entire demolition process seems to be placed on hold while the City retools the process.

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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.