Hard Rock collapse

Tommy: It's a tumultuous period for New Orleans

Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
January 30, 2020 - 10:51 am

It’s been a tumultuous period for New Orleans. A tarp blew down and revealed the remains of one of the still entombed Hard Rock collapse victims, a grim reminder of how little progress since October 12th when the accident, or incident, occurred. The Mayor and City Council are feuding over more than one investigation is necessary. Multiple investigations are ongoing into the City’s Department of Safety and Permits.

Vehicle break-ins have become so common that one glass shop owner is offering a monthly membership, a frequent victims club if you will, for those who have been or fear they will be the next unwilling participant in the string of car burglaries plaguing they area. Some people have had their vehicle broken into and their windows broken several times. One member of the criminal justice system told me their car window had been broken SIX TIMES, only two of which occurred at their home.

The only positive is all of the negatives have taken our minds off of the problems with the Sewerage and Water Board. But don’t worry. I’m sure they’ll be back soon enough.

We ALL want something to be done. NOW. Joe Giarusso, always a steady voice on the City Council, says the problems have to be attacked with short-term, medium-term and long-term solutions. Here's what he had to say.

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