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.


Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...