Guest commentary: Levee board reforms could be washed away | The Advocate – Ruthie Frierson, the founder of Citizens for 1 Greater New Orleans, writes: “The levee reforms… are dying cataclysmically, buried beneath a tsunami of naked political power pushing a legislative package that might as well be branded “Death to Political Independence in Flood Protection Decisions.”
For more see my latest Commentgate column at The Lens where I speculated that the author of “aircheck”— the username that the judges are still investigating— may have used at least one other online alias.
City Council silences noise ordinance | Gambit “Despite ongoing revisions and years of studying the impact of sound on New Orleans, an ordinance to curb noise on Bourbon Street died in the New Orleans City Council chambers April 24. The ordinance — which had the support of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration — aimed to cut down noise, particularly heavy bass sounds, coming from bars and businesses on the street.”
For the third meeting in a row, the New Orleans City Council postponed a vote on a developer’s plan to build a mid-rise complex in Holy Cross. The latest decision to defer the vote came after Perez, APC, released a plan that would decrease the height of the development’s two tallest buildings from 75 ft. to 60 ft.
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...
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