With bad weather causing rain delays and otherinteferences, the New Orleans French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project is now on a different course. Here is a press statement from the City of New Orleans
New Orleans certainly would prefer to be in better shape as Tropical Depression Harvey moves towards Texas.
However, on Tuesday,
Saturday will be the day of protests from the left and the wet:
FLOOD CITY HALL
This Saturday August 19, 2017 at 11 AM, a rally will be held in Duncan Plaza to allow the citizens of New Orleans to “flood city hall” with their voices. Organized out of frustration for the lack of leadership coming from the Mayor’s Office regarding the flooding in New Orleans two weeks; participants will unify in their belief that Mayor Mitch Landrieu should resign effective January 1, 2018 after the fall elections are finalized.
With the world focus upon confederate monuments after the violence in Charlottesville and the announcements from various cities related to their respective monuments, the organizations that spearheaded the removal of the New Orleans monuments are announcing a rally this weekend.
(From Mayor's Office)
Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of the Sewerage and Water Board’s drainage system in New Orleans. The turbine damaged on Wednesday night, Turbine #1, is running after being successfully repaired and gradually brought back online. Twenty-two of 26 generators ordered for additional capacity and redundancy have arrived and are being connected. They are expected to be in service by Monday. Four final generators are in route from Miami and will be delivered Monday. This redundancy will remain throughout Hurricane Season. The City will update residents on generator deliveries as information becomes available.
Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu held a press conference to discuss the current flooding and pumping problem that has ensnared his administration this week.
On the day that the organization that he heads, the Conference of US Mayors are convening in New Orleans, Landrieu said, “"There is no need for panic,"
Without naming names, Judge Michael Bagneris, a candidate for Mayor, today made the following statement regarding the management practices of the Sewer and Water Board and the New Orleans Police Department.
So maybe anthropogenic global warming isn’t such a great existential threat to New Orleans after all? Instead, maybe it’s the policy and personnel decisions of Mayor Mitch Landrieu?
When the deluge started in New Orleans on Saturday afternoon, Mitch Landrieu was in beautiful Colorado at one of his favorite places, the Aspen Institute. While he was technically at a “Security Conference,” he was for all practical purposes interviewing for a nice position with this liberal think tank.
by Jim Miller, former Exec. VP of the New Orleans Saints
Morten inducted into the Hall of Fame without me
I didn’t think Morten Andersen would ask me to present him when he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. And he didn’t.
You see, I happened to be the Saints executive who announced that Andersen was being cut in 1995 and for a time wore the horns as “the man who cut Morten.” Of course, anybody who thought I had the authority to make personnel decisions probably also thought I gave financial advice to owner Tom Benson. But that’s beside the point.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has received plenty of national attention lately.
Below are excerpts from the Politico interview. Also below is a segment from a Facebook conversation that Bayoubuzz Publisher Stephen Sabludowsky had yesterday with progressive-blogger and publisher Lamar White concerning Landrieu’s recent national notoriety, his involvment as President of the Conference of US Mayors and the conflict he has had recently with the Trump administration.