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Sandy Rosenthal, Founder of Levees.org

Corinne Zimmerman, a New Orleans resident who lives by the 17th Street Canal breach site, called me last week. She was one of 125,000 residents and businesses on the east bank of greater New Orleans who had just received a check in the mail.

Ms. Zimmerman - whose husband drowned 12 years ago when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina - wanted to know why she was receiving a check for $400. Did this mean that the Orleans Levee Board was admitting they were responsible?

Learn more:

www.nola.com/opinions/index.ss...

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Katrina settlement checks don't give flood victims much comfort: Opinion

The $20 million awarded is a pittance compared to the claimed damages due to the corps' levee building mistakes.

www.nola.com/opinions/index.ss...

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Posted Sep 20, 2017
Paul Harris
Paul Harris
Sep 27, 2017

Sandy & Levees.org are amazing for their diligence, professionalism, and amazing research abilities to uncover the truth and share with others across the U.S. Please support this great organization & help save future lives.

Paul Harris

Posted by Paul Harris on Sep 27, 2017
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nolanola

Don't appear to be constitutional based on precedents in other states.

Seems unfair to me that if you are at the point of no return approaching a yellow light, you are fined for speeding up to pass through and you are fined for not speeding up and passing through if it turns red.

Additionally, the cameras are apparently owned and operated by a private company based out of state.

"Meanwhile, the Jefferson Parish Council voted in January to suspend its traffic cameras after discovering that the contractor running the system, Redflex Traffic Systems of Phoenix, Ariz., intended to direct a share of its revenue to lobbyist Bryan Wagner, a former New Orleans councilman. The New Orleans system, begun long after Wagner left office, is run by a different company" - nola.com

www.nola.com/politics/index.ss...

www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2...

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Posted Oct 12, 2011
Bit
Bit
Sep 26, 2017

WE NEED TO GET RID OF NOLA COUNCIL MEMBERS NOW!!! All of there greed is not benefitting the city! LATOYA "CAN'TTELL IF SHE IS A MAN OR WOMAN" IS ALL FOR THESE LIGHTS AND FOR NOLA BEING THE NEXT ATLANTA INFRASTRUCTURE AND ALL! SHE IS THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF HIDEOUS!

Posted by Bit on Sep 26, 2017
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Dorian Joye

I agree---the traffic cameras seem to take a way a certain amount of drivers discretion in certain circumstances when it is actually safer to proceed through a yellow light as it is turning red, particularly in this city where there are fewer turning lanes and a usually a large neutral ground cross.

On the other hand, I too would feel a little less agitated by the big brother-esque cameras if I knew the money was being funneled more directly--and transparently-- into the city through a non-profit, or charity.

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Posted Aug 17, 2012
Bit
Bit
Sep 26, 2017

The majority of money goes to Company in Arizona! SMH

Posted by Bit on Sep 26, 2017
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Rob

"A federal court of appeals has ruled that New Orleans’ automated traffic enforcement system ordinance is constitutional (see Bevis v. City of New Orleans). In doing so, the Court found the city’s interest in reducing traffic crashes outweighs the private interests of avoiding a fine."

Via the American Traffic Solutions (ATS) website:
www.atsol.com/united-states-5t...

ATS is a Scottsdale, AZ based company who contracts with American cities, like New Orleans, to manage traffic photo enforcement.

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Posted Dec 5, 2012
Bit
Bit
Sep 26, 2017

The only problem is I keep getting rear ended to stop before light changes so I won't get a ticket. Jefferson parish had more accidents due to lights! It is also violation of our rights! www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/20/...

Posted by Bit on Sep 26, 2017
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Dan

“One wouldn’t want cameras to just be a revenue generator.”

thelensnola.org/2017/03/30/new...

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New Orleans is installing more traffic cameras, but we don’t know if they make our streets safer

When the mayor announced a major expansion of the city's traffic cameras, he said safety was the reason. But the city hasn’t studied whether the existing cameras have reduced wrecks. Studies around the country aren't conclusive.

thelensnola.org/2017/03/30/new...

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Posted Apr 4, 2017
Bit
Bit
Sep 26, 2017

This situation is out of control! Everyone is fighting against this in other cities and parishes and winning but NOLA! Here is a link about the company. It is all for profit in the pockets of politicians here. www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/20/...

Posted by Bit on Sep 26, 2017
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Bit

www.nolainitiative.org/wp-cont... NOLA INITIATIVE is collecting signatures to take down Traffic Tickets. The company is run by greedy crooks who already have 2 that were sent to jail! Redflex is the name of company!

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Posted Sep 26, 2017
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Angela

I would love to have a IKEA in the city of New Orleans . I moved from Atlanta back to hometown new Orleans this year. Ive shop at IKEA some many time s and I love the store . There so many pl moving to new Orleans plus the taxes is is so ridiculously high and ppl want to have great experiences shopping for there new apartment r home. and they don't want the crazy prices tags for luxury . I love nice things at reasonable price that I can afford on a glam chic fashionista Budget so if you find it in your heart to bring a IKEA to New Orleans I'll be so happy and grateful and I think everyone else will too thank you Angela W .

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Posted Jun 20, 2017
Shireen Fisher
Shireen Fisher
Jun 21, 2017

Agreed. I am a loyal IKEA shopper and furnished three previous homes with IKEA furniture and house wares when I lived in Houston, London, and Dublin. Now that I am in NOLA I miss IKEA sorely. High quality, good design and reasonable prices. Nothing in NOLA comes near it.

Posted by Shireen Fisher on Jun 21, 2017
Christine Loh
Christine Loh
Sep 17, 2017

If Ikea really open in NOLA they definitely will attract people from south of AL and MS. I'm living in Mobile Al and i have to drive to Atlanta Ga to shop at Ikea. The driving time is 5+hrs and is not a fun things to do.

Posted by Christine Loh on Sep 17, 2017
Leanne McCaffery
Leanne McCaffery
Sep 20, 2017

I live in Mississippi & stumbled upon IKEA in Houston while there with my husband on a business trip. I'm addicted & NEED an IKEA fix now! NOLA is 2hrs from home as opposed to 6 hrs to Houston! All I can say is, "Please bring IKEA to NOLA!" That's all the Big Easy lacks!

Posted by Leanne McCaffery on Sep 20, 2017
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Dan

"Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, there have been may community discussions debating the viability of removing the overpass, as cities such as San Francisco, Boston and Portland have done. Ultimately, a cocktail of federal grant programs funded a $2.7 million 2013 Livable Claiborne Communities study conducted by Baltimore-based design firm Kittelson & Associates. The study laid out three options for revitalizing the area under the overpass that amounted to essentially: Keep it up; take it down; do something in between. After analyzing the choices, the city decided that the cost of removing the overpass or its on/off-ramps would be prohibitively expensive.

So a coalition of designers, architects, philanthropic groups and city agencies is focusing on leaving the overpass in place, and below it, developing a cultural marketplace. The vision for the Cultural Innovation District is to transform all 19 blocks beneath the elevated expressway along Claiborne Avenue with new green infrastructure, a market with food and art vendors, and exhibit and community event space."

nextcity.org/daily/entry/new-o...

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New Orleans Community Works to Erase Freeway’s Shadow

Ousting bad 1960s choices with neighborhood entrepreneurship.

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Posted Sep 11, 2017
Christian Day
Christian Day
Sep 13, 2017

It's definitely an improvement over no change at all.

Posted by Christian Day on Sep 13, 2017
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