Residents say the apartment complex, across the street from a children’s day care, is a haven for vagrants, drug dealers and criminals. “It’s not safe,” said Rosedale resident Paula McFarland.” 

Although the NMTCs for the Wheatley building may only amount to $2 million, NMTCs for the entire Master Plan could amount to $40 million, money the Master Plan desperately needs. In fact, without NMTCs our analysis predicts the Master Plan will be short $94 million …  roughly equivalent to building or renovating four schools or stabilizing 24 schools. 

The S&WB voted 10 to 1 in support of a new governance structure that will all but eliminate the influence of the City Council on day-to-day policymaking and establish a protocol for selecting new members.

Mark Moseley

Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and...