Gentilly Girl- a part of the 99%

September 15, 2008

Mayor Nagin Suspends the NCDC

Here is my letter to the City Council concerning Mayor ( Corporate Capitalist) Nagin’s suspension of the demolition oversight of the Neighborhood Conservation District Committee-

As a co-founder of the Gentilly Civic Improvement Association and the Rising Tide, I am alarmed by Mayor Nagin’s suspension of the NCDC’s oversight over demolitions of homes/buildings.

Yes, there are many places that should be demolished due to unsafe conditions, but many can be saved as their owners are trying to put together the funds with which to finance the repairs. It would be a crying shame if perfectly good homes and buildings are destroyed just because the Mayor has made a “decision”.

You are OUR City Council. You are OUR representatives. You are OUR City’s protection against outrages such as that fomented by Mayor Nagin and his developer friends. As a city, it would be a major loss to have gaping holes within neighborhoods, especially when there seems to be no upkeep on the vacant lots.

New Orleans has a flavor, one that is totally unique in this country. The feel that a person has whilst walking the streets looking at a continuity of History is one of connection and pride of place. It shows how much we love our little place within the suburban sprawl that contaminates most of our country. It’s what makes New Orleans, “New Orleans”.

Please, please don’t let Mayor Nagin begin a wholesale demolition of the city without some form of oversight. My partner and I have invested heavily in rebuilding our home, but some of our neighbors are still struggling to get to where we are right now. They deserve the chance to pull it together, but Mayor Nagin’s decree concerning the suspension of the NCDC takes that chance away.

Mayor Nagin has chosen the wrong path to the restoration of New Orleans. It is up to all of you to keep this City on the right path as we rebuild our wonderful home. Otherwise, we the people of New Orleans may just have to take matters into our own hands to stop this outrageous infingement of our independent rights as homeowners.


Miss Morwen niAnne Madrigal,
Rising Tide

This is how we do it. Sinn Fein!

August 17, 2008

Another Home Demolished… For No Reason

From today’s :

City mistakenly demolishes couple’s newly bought home

This is my take as written on’s comment section-

“Sanitation Director Veronica White, whose department oversees city-authorized teardowns, said in an e-mail that demolition program managers are supposed to forward stop-demolition orders to contractors assigned to bulldoze houses.

“I will have to further investigate where the disconnect took place before I can comment” on the Kendall Drive house, White said.”

Ms White (or whatever else you can be called that fits Reality on this matter), your department is a totally unorganized, lazy mess. The fact that you believe a 72 hour notice before notifying the demolition crew that the house was under appeal, removed from said list or sold is a crock Darlin’.

Do your J.O.B. and make those fools you hired actually do their jobs instead of allowing them to talk to their friends all day, munch Doritos and not answer questions and provide immediate service. (That’s right girl, you and yours are OUR servants, not the other way around.)

Query- How many City Hall employees does it take to screw in a light bulb? The answer is that you can take all of them and there still wouldn’t be a light bulb shining. (and the bulb would be laying on the ground.)

Example of the laziness of City Hall minions- We had our final inspection for Occupancy, and 6 working days later Entergy has not been informed that we are good to go for our electrical connection. We pulled the certification off the City’s website on the 13th, but that won’t work. We have to wait for a City worker to actually send the data forward. I can’t make moving plans due to these creatures’ incompetence.

Email is easy and quick, but only when the senders aren’t lazy shiftless fools just hangin’ around for a paycheck.

And to close, this is No-See-Um Ray’s (psuedo mayor’s) fault. It is also the shame of every fool that voted for him in two elections. Ya’s wanted a chocolate Mayor, and ya’s got him. He’s the most worthless piece of flesh (outside of Bush/Cheney) that could ever be found.

You get what you ask for. ‘Nuff said

Sinn Fein!

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