Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The State of New Orleans: An update...

Despite the scale of waste in the reconstruction after Hurricane Katrina, the vast majority of the money allocated by the federal government has been converted into a substantial amount of progress.

For details read this story in today's New York Times and check out this chart.

With all the negative stories about crime in the City it is encouraging to hear any good news.


On a less positive note today's Times-Picayune has this story about the drop-off in the summer tourism business. Of course New Orleans was never a favorite summer tourist destination because of the spirit-destroying humidity.