Greasing the Skids

Tomorrow, the Public Works Committee of the New Orleans City Council will consider the revocation of the streets in the UMC Footprint (LSU Footprint).  The committee is considering the revocation action approved earlier by the City Planning Commission (an action which will likely appear before the full City Council at some point in June).

The committee meeting is set for 1 p.m. tomorrow in City Hall Chambers.

We encourage you to speak out against revocation of the streets.  

Like a broken record player, we will continue to play on because the facts haven't changed:

The UMC Board/State of Louisiana...still don't have the money to build the proposed hospital complex!

Multiple lawsuits involving properties in the UMC Footprint are underway.  We still have not heard specifics about the fate of McDonogh No. 11 School.  And the dozens of historic homes the state said it would move...are either being demolished or sitting largely vacant.

We will keep you apprised of additional meetings - like the May 26 Hurricane Recovery Meeting chaired by Senator Karen Carter Peterson where the UMC and State will present on the status of the Footprint site preparation.