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August 2, 2006

No Fireworks For Katrina…

Filed under: Aside,Civic Blogging,Event,New Orleans — Tags: , , , — Morwen Madrigal @ 6:59 pm

It seems that Mayor Baldy has changed his mind on how the city will observe the first anniversary of Katrina and the Deluge.

Here’s the T-P’s report:

Nagin removes comedy show, fireworks from Katrina anniversary activities

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said today that his administration is scraping controversial plans to include fireworks and a comedy show among activities commemorating the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina later this month.

Nagin had come under fire last month after his administration announced the inclusion of such festive events in what was billed as “three days of reflection” on the storm, which killed more than 1,300 when it hit Aug. 29. Residents and community leaders attacked the fireworks and comedy show, and City Council members distanced themselves from the plans, announcing their own list of activities.

Nagin last week suggested he did not have any problem with the original program.

“As far as the criticism of whether this is too celebratory, I guess I’m becoming a little immune to criticism these days,” he said last week. “As far as fireworks is concerned, that’s not my push. I’m just going with the flow on that one.”

But on Wednesday Nagin said the activities were part of an “evolving” program.

Now when are we going to hear that the Gala Ball for rich shits is cancelled?

1 Comment »

  1. It is my understanding that Nagin stated that public pressure had nothing to do with abandoning some of the more tasteless events marking the anniversary of Katrina.

    So does this mean he still has bad taste?

    Whatever, good post and thank God.

    Comment by dangle24_7 — August 4, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

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