I was listening to NPR this morning and heard this interview with “John Patrick Shanley”:http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98142901. It made me wonder if the forces behind the demolition of a New Orleans neighborhood have any doubt. At another point in the interview he say’s “certainty is a closed door”
So there it is on the “front page of the paper today”:http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2008/12/financing_is_in_doubt_for_new.html
This City has a rich history of mistakes and bad deals. Will they continue to push towards demolishing a neighborhood? And since the LSU portion of the process is situated closer to the downtown will we see a vast “urban prairie”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_prairie where once stood a neighborhood? The damage that has been done to that area can be undone. But not if they demolish it.
A mark of strong leadership is to go against the forces of special interests and work for the betterment of the City NOT at the expense of it’s citizens.