Last year at this time we were working feverishly on the issue of the illegal demolition of people’s homes.

This year we have been working just as feverishly on the “non existant”: home gutting program.

Ray Nagin, Ed Shanklin, Penya Moses Fields

Our Mayor, “strongly admonished the reporter”: and myself. The Chairman Ed Shanklin was equally as aggresive in his presentation and denial of culpability.

“Several Council members asked for answers”: but some members were noticably absent.

And then today, the NOAH Board met in an “Emergency Session”: and in 5 minutes took action to shut it down. As you can see in the video Mr.Shanklin has much less to say in defense of this organization.

New Orleanians deserve better.

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...