Friday, June 18, 2010

City "temporarily withdraws" attempt to close streets in LSU footprint

That's good news.

I know a number of people and organizations have submitted comments opposing the move, and I anticipated speaking at the City Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday.

I hope Mayor Landrieu takes a hard look at the underlying factual scenario before making any attempt to reintroduce the measure - the funding situation for the project is uncertain, the destruction of historic properties would be significant, and the proposed design is notably poor.

I take the withdrawal as a sign that the new mayor is approaching this major public issue in good faith on his part.

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