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Code Enforcement

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.”

Yogi Berra

City of No

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Outlining the changes for City Council members, Nagin aides said a key feature of their plan is a computerized tracking system, which will record each step in an effort to eliminate a property nuisance, beginning with the initial inspection.

The system also will allow for easier data retrieval, giving officials speedy access to details about liens, past code violations and unpaid taxes linked to every address. Existing city computer systems that assemble such information generally aren’t linked, they said.

There is a lot of interest in the Code Enforcement program but as many of you know to consider the use of Technology as a major component of the Code Enforcement System sounds good but the state of the City website at this point in time is abysmal.

For instance, check out this link and then download the pdf. Presto! Completely conflicting information.

So if you were trusting that the table presented on the site was in fact correct you would be wrong..

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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. 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.

  • Becky

    New Orleans: The City that Data Forgot.

  • debi

    Great post Karen! especially the presto chango part. Technology at it’s finest, brought to you by the care that the idiots forgot. As long as there is an apology for any inconvenience it may have caused then it’s ok……………………..