“Strange”:http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/comm/pressrelease.aspx?PR=888 “Bedfellows”:http://www.sfmpop.org/home/

What is going on?

Looks like they want to demolish this one…

“according to City Business”:http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/viewStory.cfm?recID=30008

“and more links”:http://wecouldbefamous.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-to-grade-rsds-homework-part-3.html and “another link”:http://g-bitch.com/?p=438

Also “Mid City is pissed about “Moris F.X. Jeff”:http://www.neworleanscitybusiness.com/uptotheminute.cfm?recid=15880

and last but not least a link to one of the Contractors on the “Master Plan”:http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/01/29/africa/rebuild.php Shock and Awe anyone?

The report serves as the latest indictment of Parsons Corp., the U.S. construction giant that was awarded about $1 billion for a variety of reconstruction projects across Iraq. After chronicling previous Parsons failures to properly build health clinics, prisons and hospitals, Bowen said he now plans to conduct an audit of every Parsons project.

So feel free to come here to New Orleans and “screw up”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/27/AR2006092702134.html

Meanwhile in Jefferson

In contrast to tentative state plans to close approximately 60 of the existing 129 New Orleans school facilities, Jefferson Parish School board President Etta Licciardi went on the record opposing any school closures in Jefferson Parish–despite the fact that several schools are at less than 50% capacity. School closures before residents have an opportunity to return would carry serious political and community implications, according to Licciardi. “We can’t close schools based on today’s enrollment, because it will increase,” Licciardi said.

Are we trying to limit the ability of the City to continue to grow?

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...