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    Mayor Ray Nagin Causes Problems AGAIN

    I am no fan of this guy and I have absolutely no respect for him. I hope he isn't re-elected. All of his bad decisions have cost so much money...plus I don't even want to think about the pain he has caused so many people because of his bad decisions during and after Katrina.

    (From Drudge Site)

    New Orleans Mayor Blocks FEMA Trailer Park

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...04-05-10-33-24

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Mayor Ray Nagin suspended the construction of FEMA trailer parks in the city after a confrontation between federal workers and homeowners who were outraged that a government trailer park was being built inside their gated community.

    With an election three weeks away, Nagin sided with the residents of Lakewood Estates, a community of spacious homes in the city's Algiers section, and suspended the nearly completed trailer project there and similar projects elsewhere in New Orleans.

    The Lakewood Estates trailer park was meant to house 34 single women and their children who were left homeless by Hurricane Katrina, but area residents complained it was too close to their homes. The neighborhood association also sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency seeking a permanent injunction against the project.

    FEMA officials said they were surprised by Nagin's decision, especially since he had approved the Algiers trailer site months earlier, FEMA spokesman Darryl Madden told The New York Times. All the necessary building permits had been obtained, Madden said.

    The city may have to reimburse the federal government $1.6 million if FEMA is not allowed to finish building the trailer site, Madden said Tuesday.
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    Maybe the trailers weren't chocolate.

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    I've been reading various NOLA bbs forums, and apparently crime is back in the city big time since the end of the free hotel rooms. Apparently the displaced ****s that have returned (or never left) have relocated to the previously largely white, middle-to-upper-middle class neighborhoods of Uptown and the Marigny. Carjackings, rapes, muggings and home invasions/burglaries are starting to be a regular event. And there are complaints that cops aren't answering 911 and that quality of life complaints are being ignored (i.e. reports of large groups loitering, drinking & playing loud music on street corners). There are also complaints that the local news is downplaying the problem as well. If you want to get a idea of what is going on, go to the Times-Picayune's website (www.nola.com) and click on their forums. The ones marked for local politics, crime, and rebuilding are full of the usual trolls and stuff, but there is also some interesting info discussed there that you won't see anywhere else.

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    And what's the deal with him running for re-election anyways? Within weeks of the hurricane, he buys a house in the Dallas area and moves his family there. I thought he'd be moving there once his term was up. But evidently not, since he's running for re-election.

    BGG, or anyone else "in the know," know what his story is?

    And back to the issue at hand...so they're all crying how FEMA screwed things up so bad...they're ready to bring in more help...and the guy and the locals are screaming "not in my back yard?!" Oh this is just rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Maybe the trailers weren't chocolate.
    You are so, so bad!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEPUTYDAWG
    And what's the deal with him running for re-election anyways? Within weeks of the hurricane, he buys a house in the Dallas area and moves his family there. I thought he'd be moving there once his term was up. But evidently not, since he's running for re-election.

    BGG, or anyone else "in the know," know what his story is?

    And back to the issue at hand...so they're all crying how FEMA screwed things up so bad...they're ready to bring in more help...and the guy and the locals are screaming "not in my back yard?!" Oh this is just rich.
    All I know is that Nagin used to be an executive for Cox Cable before running for mayor. Maybe they should start calling him "The Cable Guy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Maybe the trailers weren't chocolate.
    LMAO...

    Across the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged city, many voiced their displeasure with the mayor's Monday remarks at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech. One Web site even began peddling T-shirts showing Nagin with a top hat along with the caption "Willy Nagin and the Chocolate Factory."

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    Maybe putting temporary trailers in what we all already know is a hurricaine zone as well as an area with still very damaged levy's isn't a really great idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann
    Maybe putting temporary trailers in what we all already know is a hurricaine zone as well as an area with still very damaged levy's isn't a really great idea?
    Amraan....Algiers is on the West Bank of New Orleans which is across the Mississippi River. This area did not sustain nearly as much damage as the city itself. I don't think it got much, if any, flooding....most of the flooding, I believe, came from the levys along Lake Pontchartrain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czechmate7
    Amraan....Algiers is on the West Bank of New Orleans which is across the Mississippi River. This area did not sustain nearly as much damage as the city itself. I don't think it got much, if any, flooding....most of the flooding, I believe, came from the levys along Lake Pontchartrain.

    While its true that the West bank didnt recieve alot of flooding, there WAS damage there (my friend lives there). Truthfully, I agree that there should not be trailers just for safetys sake--the west Bank got lucky that is all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by czechmate7
    Amraan....Algiers is on the West Bank of New Orleans which is across the Mississippi River. This area did not sustain nearly as much damage as the city itself. I don't think it got much, if any, flooding....most of the flooding, I believe, came from the levys along Lake Pontchartrain.
    Maybe it did not flood "as much" but... flooding is not the only source of damage during a hurricaine, the area did get flooding just not to the degree of other places. WInd can wipe out a trailor pretty damn fast and we are projected to have another bad season.
    And lets not pretend that during less then a year of clean up and destruction when the largest effort was made towards finding homes and getting supplies, that New Orleans has planned a great evacuation for the next time.
    Plenty of damage still exists in all areas and even those dwellings not damaged could easily be weakend to the point that the next caine will topple them.

    It really doesn't seem like some great idea to put a bunch of trailors there.

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    Where do you want the people who can't live in their wrecked homes to stay, then, as they work to rebuild?

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    What in the world is the matter with those rich folks anyway? Sounds to me like they are living like snug bugs in a rug in their big houses but they have no concern about the moms and kids that have no where to live? How could they get any more self centered? I think that is horrible and I hope that what goes around comes around and what they sow they reap. The most important thing right now is housing for the people who lost their homes. Those selfish people should be ashamed of themselves....I'm sure they aren't though. As long as they have a place to live then their world is 100% alright.

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    Nothing is the matter with these people.

    This is not about racism IMO.. or the homeowners being "rich"

    SO many elements into play here.
    These are not "manufactured homes" these are litterally trailors that in no way shape or form will be safe when another hurricaine hits.

    Those homeowners in many instances are probably still trying to fix their homes.
    There is only so many contractors and equiptment and supplies available.

    As for where these women will live..
    Certainly if they had wonderful jobs they would not be in this situation.
    Its safe to assume that most are working lower end jobs.
    I think its also safe to assume in light of the damage not many of these jobs are still available.
    Realistically why even put these women in an area where they will have little oppurtunity for employment and potentially in danger of another hurricaine?

    Also it is worth mentioning.. and anyone who has ever seen a Fema trailor park can attest to this...
    It is not going to be just a bunch of young single mom's and their toddlers..
    Its going to be their boyfriends etc.
    We all read enough here of these things to know what statistacally is going to be going on.
    SO lets not pretend otherwise. The drugs and domestic abuse etc.
    These are not the upper ends of society folks. In the time since the Hurricaines with Fema's assistance those that would make a better life for themselves most likely already have.

    Honestly as a homeowner do you want this in your neighborhood?
    If you did then you would buy a house at a nice cheap rate in some run down crime ridden area.

    I am not saying that these people do not deserve a place to live or help (which they have been getting since Katrina hit)
    I am saying that those homeowners deserve to not have their neighborhood turned into hell and their children in danger due to increased crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amraann
    Nothing is the matter with these people.

    This is not about racism IMO.. or the homeowners being "rich"

    SO many elements into play here.
    These are not "manufactured homes" these are litterally trailors that in no way shape or form will be safe when another hurricaine hits.

    Those homeowners in many instances are probably still trying to fix their homes.
    There is only so many contractors and equiptment and supplies available.

    As for where these women will live..
    Certainly if they had wonderful jobs they would not be in this situation.
    Its safe to assume that most are working lower end jobs.
    I think its also safe to assume in light of the damage not many of these jobs are still available.
    Realistically why even put these women in an area where they will have little oppurtunity for employment and potentially in danger of another hurricaine?

    Also it is worth mentioning.. and anyone who has ever seen a Fema trailor park can attest to this...
    It is not going to be just a bunch of young single mom's and their toddlers..
    Its going to be their boyfriends etc.
    We all read enough here of these things to know what statistacally is going to be going on.
    SO lets not pretend otherwise. The drugs and domestic abuse etc.
    These are not the upper ends of society folks. In the time since the Hurricaines with Fema's assistance those that would make a better life for themselves most likely already have.

    Honestly as a homeowner do you want this in your neighborhood?
    If you did then you would buy a house at a nice cheap rate in some run down crime ridden area.

    I am not saying that these people do not deserve a place to live or help (which they have been getting since Katrina hit)
    I am saying that those homeowners deserve to not have their neighborhood turned into hell and their children in danger due to increased crime.
    Actually, most of the people living in trailers in NO right now are city and state employees, like cops, firemen, teachers, etc. who also lost their homes or their homes are currently unfit to live in due to mold. I personally know two people living in FEMA trailers right now. One is a lawyer, the other is a computer consultant.

    One of my neighbors is from NO. She returned to NO after Katrina and was working as a waitress for pretty good money, but the housing shortage was so severe and the health problems so extreme (she had mold growing IN her nose) she had to leave again.

    And having lived in NO for 10 years--yeah, it's ALL about money and race. Never forget that about the city.

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