New Orleans elections season has begun and what was considered to be a ho-hum drag during the ho-ho Christmas holidays season is turning out to be a hum-dinger.
With only hours left to the end of qualifying for elective office for the City of New Orleans, there have been some surprises and perhaps, hardly any surprises at all or simply more of the same faces running for the same or different available positions.
As suspected, Judge Michael G. Bagneris, a judge in the city’s Civil District Court for the past 20 years, submitted his resignation from the bench on Wednesday evening and will officially become a candidate for Mayor of New Orleans today at 11:45 am
Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Friday applied for $100 million in state funds for the redevelopment of the abandoned Charity Hospital building. Landrieu wants to move City Hall and Civil District Court into the refashioned building that would be called the Civic Center.
Last night was another summer evening filled with violence on the streets of the nation’s Murder Capital. This time, the victim was a precious 13-month old girl, Londyn Samuels, killed by two thugs in the violent Central City area. The child’s babysitter was also shot in the back and is in critical condition in a local hospital.
How successful was Super Bowl 47 for New Orleans, despite the now infamous BLACKOUT?