Why were demolitions underway today in the UMC Footprint?

It was our understanding, according to an article in yesterday's Times-Picayune (http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/11/land_holdups_at_va_hospital_si.html), that the state intends to move houses on the UMC side of the hospitals footprint.

To our disappointment, after yesterday's story, the state's contractors actually ramped up dismantling of homes today in the UMC Footprint.  Salvage and demolition operations now underway are being conducted in a manner that leaves the houses unfit to move.

This is unacceptable!

Please join us in calling upon our city, state, and federal officials to stop the unnecessary demolitions and salvage operations that are eliminating the historic attributes of these houses, which defeats the purpose of moving them. 

We also ask you to demand better treatment for the people living in the UMC site - especially after the mistreatment of so many people in the VA Hospital Footprint.

Federal, State and City contact resources listed below.

The state and city would not be facing nearly as many contentious issues at this juncture if they had simply considered reusing the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Charity Hospital building.

Photo: http://insidethefootprint.blogspot.com/


tobobby.jindal@la.gov,
The Honorable Karen Peterson <larep093@legis.state.la.us>,
"The Honorable Neil C. Abramson" <abramson@legis.state.la.us>,
"The Honorable Edwin R. Murray" <murraye@legis.state.la.us>,
Contact Rep. Helena N. Moreno       morenoh@legis.state.la.us,
Contact Rep. Cedric L. Richmond        info@cedricrichmond.com


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Mitchell J. Landrieu, Mayor
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Scott Hutcheson, Advisor on Cultural Economy
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At Large:

Arnie Fielkow
City Hall, Room 2W40
1300 Perdido Street
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Phone: (504) 658-1060 afielkow@cityofno.com

Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
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1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-1070
Fax: (504) 658-1077
jbclarkson@cityofno.com

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Susan G. Guidry
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1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-1010
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Stacy Head
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1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658 -1020
Fax: (504) 658-1025
shead@cityofno.com

District C

Kristin Gisleson Palmer
City Hall, Room 2W70
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-1030
Fax: (504) 658-1037
kgpalmer@cityofno.com

District D

Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
City Hall, Room 2W20
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

Phone: (504) 658-1040
Fax: (504) 658-1048
chmorrell@cityofno.com

District E

Jon D. Johnson
City Hall, Room 2W60
1300 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: (504) 658-1050
Fax: (504) 658-1058
jdjohnson@cityofno.com


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