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Within our city, we have brains on board to make the demolition process more user friendly and culturally sensitive. It falls upon the Nagin administration and our City Council to make this happen. Why we can’t arrive at that destination is indicative of the laissez faire mindset that created the problem in the first place.

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Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use for Squandered Heritage. For her work with television reporter Lee Zurik exposing widespread misuse of city recovery funds — which led to guilty pleas in federal court — Gadbois won some of the highest honors in journalism, 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.

  • Wish they’d mentioned the distinction between houses that are not threats that have FEMA demolition funding and the eyesores that don’t. Otherwise, a level-headed appeal to common sense, I think.