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Orleans Levee Board changes tune

Posted by schroeder915 on December 22, 2005

David Voelker, who Governor Blanco recently appointed to the Orleans Parish Levee Board:

When they’re marching on the courthouse, it’s best to get out front and call it a parade.

It seems the levee board has finally seen the wisdom of One Greater New Orleans:

In a unanimous vote, Levee Board members endorsed a resolution urging the Legislature to place before voters a constitutional amendment that would create a new regional levee district for the greater New Orleans area.
The proposal offered by Commissioner Eugene Green also pledges the board’s support for a new public benefit corporation that would “manage, administer and develop” the agency’s vast real estate holdings, including Lakefront Airport, two marinas and several commercial properties.

Now, on to persuading the other levee districts …

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