Since we have been so closely involved in the “Demolition issues”: we have been wondering since the recent Tax Sale if the City was cross checking information about the properties sold and the Demolition list.

I had been told by Safety and Permits that they had cross checked. Considering that FEMA was not paying to demolish “pre Storm blight” the assumption should be that these Tax sales properties would not qualify for demolition as they have had issues pre Katrina.

Yesterday we came upon concrete evidence that the City had NEVER cross checked these properties. So if you bought a house at tax sale make sure you post your contact information on the house with a giant DO NOT DEMOLISH sign.

This house is one example..there are many more..many many more

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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...