Landrieu team giving boot to top Nagin administrators

With barely more than a week left before taking office, Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu sent letters Thursday notifying top officials in the administration of Mayor Ray Nagin that their services would no longer be needed come May 3. Transition team spokesman Todd Ragusa would not say who received the pink slips, saying only that the notified employees “serve at the pleasure of the mayor.”

“As with any mayoral transition, Mayor-elect Landrieu will bring a new leadership team to City Hall on May 3,”he said.

Adorable: Mitch Landrieu’s first little transparency flap

Monday, Danatus King of the New Orleans NAACP resigned from Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu’s transition task force on crime citing transparency concerns. He is dissatisfied with Landrieu’s decision to keep from the public the names of all but the handful of  finalists for police superintendent.