Mayor Mitch Landrieu has dropped an ambitious $300 million plan to convert the old Charity Hospital building into a civic center housing City Hall and the Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Landrieu said Wednesday that a lack of state funding and a skyrocketing construction budget led him to cancel the plan.Legislature wouldn't kick in the money. Now Mitch has to drop another one of his favorite big ideas. I notice Landrieu doesn't appear as either a "winna" or a "looza" at the end of the session. Since Michael Bagneris basically gets the only thing he wanted, I wonder if Mitch even won the election outright.
“The plans do not pencil out to build a new Civic Complex or to relocate to a new building. My plan is to invest FEMA and capital funding into reasonable repairs of the buildings that will make them more efficient and safe,” Landrieu said in a statement. “Simply put, we cannot afford the project at this time, given our other critical needs.”
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Congratulations, Mayor Bagneris
Guess that whole stupid campaign was not in vain after all.