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.


Help us report this story     Report an error    
The Lens' donors and partners may be mentioned or have a stake in the stories we cover.
About 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 to guilty pleas in federal court. Her work attracted some of journalism's highest honors, 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.