Labor Day has come and gone which means other than escaping from Category 5 hurricanes, what else is there to discuss than New Orleans elections?
As one knows, there's plenty of news, features, events in New Orleans as the city moves into September. Today, here are news releases involving Beauregard Monument, Jim Croce, Tour du Monde de la Francophonie and good news from UNO.
The Alliance for Good Government announced its endorsement Thursday night.
According to a twitter post, the Alliance backed Michael Bagneris for Mayor of New Orleans, Helena Moreno and current City Councilman Jason Williams for the Council at Large position.
As Tropical Storm Harvey made its devastation throughtout Eastern Texas, Houston, Beaumont, Port Arthur and Lake Charles Louisiana, the memories of Hurricane Katrina became that much more vivid to many.
The Cajun Navy wasted no time. Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Coast on a Friday. By Sunday, hundreds of boats were on their way to Texas. I passed a supermarket parking lot two days after the storm hit, and a large contingent of boats and trailers were lined up to head for the Lone Star State. As this column is being written, thousands of Louisianans are offering help. That’s what many Texans did for us here in the Bayou State exactly twelve years ago.
One of the city leaders most responsible for helping to bring back New Orleans from the drowned and from the despaired believes the current rendition of FEMA is much more effective than what previously existed during Hurricane Katrina.
Few people in America know how devastating a natural disaster might be more than those who lived through Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans, never could have come back as quickly as it has without the love and support from individuals from around the world, non-for-profit organizations and communities.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been very busy this week, preparing, even if the latest Hurricane, Harvey, is hundreds of miles away bruising the Texas coast and flooding southeastern parts of the state.
Based upon a new poll, initially published by LaPolitics, the two top male candidates appear to be rising in the polls and two leading candidates, both females, are dropping.
In the Verne Kennedy’s Market Research Insight poll just released, only six points separate three candidates but a fourth candidate is beginning to make a move.
The last thing New Orleans needs with inadequate pumping and a horrific flooding event only weeks ago, is another potential flooding event. According to the City of New Orleans and Mayor Mitch Landrieu, much depends upon whether the rain band stalls.
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.