The Mayor and his posse have strapped themselves onto a horse with one leg - the fact that the state has continued to demolish the umc site. There is no business pla, insufficient financing, and a perfectly viable alternative in the FHL Charity retrofit plan that is now supposedly verboten by the Mayor's fiat and nothing more. Good luck with that. Keep digging in your spurs, Mr. Mayor. The "naysayers" are trying to keep this from being a boondoggle that drags the state and New Orleans back into the mud.
Staying the course right now shows a sad susceptibility to fall for the promise of a jobs utopia. Building inside the existing hospital shell would still return thousands of jobs - and cost less.