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New Orleans: Seniors Left in Dark, Hot Facilities After Ida
"Officials in New Orleans are promising thorough inspections of senior living apartments after finding elderly residents in deplorable conditions after hurricane ided tour through the region at least five seniors died inside privately run buildings that didn't have working generators residents who were in wheelchairs were trapped in upper floor units sweltering with no air conditioning and no electricity what we found was unacceptable and accountability will be across the board mayor latoya Cantrell promises a full investigation council member Kristen Palmer so some of the owners are tied into this loophole of independent living there like whoa whoa whoa it's our responsibility is independent living Mike it's not independent living if there's no power and you're in a wheelchair on the fourth floor and inspection strike team will be reviewing buildings in that category in New Orleans I'm Jackie Quinn
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"Is surprising it is interesting because if you accept the argument you don't you don't necessarily have to take a given that the argument that this is necessary for public safety is a good argument. You know if you accept that as your baseline then five hundred thousand dollars makes a huge difference here you know. That's that's a quarter or whatever of the money that would be going to these patrols on the other hand the five hundred thousand dollars in terms of total total money coming into hotels in a year is kind of a drop in the bucket. Que they just pass it along to the customer again. They just worried about. It's not it's not as if the hotels are paying hanging this. The argument here is that customers have to pay more at a hotel. Isn't that it's their new orleans is at a competitive disadvantage compared to other things and you might in like so it another thing to be to be fair. I don't think they're talking as much. You know you get one hundred dollar hotel room for a night and it's extra quarter. They're talking about. Big events like weddings or things that will break the a forty thousand dollar bill. You know an extra quarter is going to beat him up but if they again like charles saying they thought that was an economic disadvantage in driveway customers. They could swallow that themselves if they wanted. I mean there's a lot of options. I would say in the in the big picture. This is not large enough hats. i don't think to to really create that competitive disadvantage. I know it can add a lot big to larger bills but It's still it's still relative to new orleans. Total fifteen or sixteen percent tax. This is this is a quarter of a percentage point right. Okay all right. Thanks michael review listening to behind the lens. I'm telling helping my guest this week. Education reporter murder jason government and cultural economy reporter. Michael is eckstein criminal justice reporter mcchrystal lens editor charles. Maldonado hi. i'm an baller chief operating officer at the lens. The lens aims to engage and empower the residents of new orleans and the gulf coast. If you bite the inside scoop on what stories. were pursuing. What events and initiatives are coming up and to learn more about the people who reported the lens subscribed today to our newsletter at the lens. Nola dot org slash newsletters. Thank you nick. Former new orleans independent police monitor and newly announced candidate. For sheriff susan. Hudson appeared outside of the new orleans jail wednesday afternoon. Along with new orleans city councilwoman kristen palmer and criminal justice reform advocates to oppose the jail facility known phase three. This project just keeps being mired in controversy. What's the latest. Yes as you said. We have the newly elected a newly announced a sheriff candidate actually a few of them. But i think susan hudson is probably the challenge to the incumbent Gusman who is going to get sort of the most Support from these criminal justice reform groups and one of their big issues is the base three facility of jail in the post to physically. They were embarrassed. Prisoner coalition institute of justice mature at this press conference yesterday yes so when when susan hudson initiative announced her candidacy. There's a story about in a newspaper. She had just a little bit on the base three questions. She said she would like to to reconsider. It didn't come out and say that she was opposed to it so yesterday. She did that. She she said that she she would oppose the basic facility if she was elected chair and would change the offices of position in the litigation. They've been arguing favor this facility in federal court for years now at an an recently. If if she were to become elected i think that could have some potential impact. It's unclear what exactly that impacted be. But you know this is this is exactly what sort of Some of these reforms wanna hear from candidate. Okay and they're voting city councils voting today on a measure related to phase three. Today as we speak. It's it's thursday. What is this today treasures in. It's unclear if they're gonna be voting on both of them. I believe they will. But i'm not positive. One is a resolution. That sort of just indicates the city council's opposition to to phase three facility. Its support of a retrofit of the current jail facility and then another one would be a emotion that direct city planning commission to consider a retrofit option as opposed to his three auction. My understanding and i'm not entirely clear. Is that the city planning commission this already. Considering the base three option and then will be. We'll do a public hearing on it. They will they will vote on whether or not move forward apob non-binding but it will it will be a suggestion to the full council on on how they think they should vote and then the full council will hit and all this is independent of the machinations. That are going on right. Now at where it's it's been mandated. it's it's executor so yet you can kind of think about this in you know. As as the true separate of trains moving moving toward each other in opposite directions you have the federal judge that and the end independent federal court hearings is consistently saying you need to before but this you need to move forward this and you know denying every attempt by the city to get out just facility and then on the other hand you have politics in which aside from the sheriff. The i don't think there's any other elected officials in the city who are who are in favor of the face through facility and now you have also you have a challenger to the sheriff in and susan hudson saying you know who also thinks. We shouldn't build it. You know what is ultimately gonna happen. I think is is the city council is going to have to vote on zoning ordinance that would would approve of the face three facility and if they don't poke to approve it then it's unclear where where we go from there. I was talking to a couple people. Just at the press conference very who know a lot about the loss of their basic. They basically said you know. This city could get held in contempt of court book. What exactly would that mean they would the would the judge Sturt seizing know city. Property the district's seizing scarves. And you know that brings in a whole other question of whether or not the federal court would even do that whether they wanted to do that. And so it's something we'll have to give it some but it'll be interesting to see you this all under the consent decree or one of our consent stories or is this a different plant. No no it is it is under the consent decree so yeah this this ongoing litigation that's meant to bring the uptick standards and provide adequate care and if the city council you know is really sort of transient in refuses to approve this. This measure the. The mayor has an an attorneys for the merit. Been near that. They don't think they are legally able to move forward. But on the other hand you know they've been mandated by a federal judge to move forward so we'll we'll see how that it's just a political maneuver that the city council is looking at to not approve the zoning zoning ordinance it's too clever political move yeah i mean i mean i think they would art the air. They're in their jurisdiction English decisions over ogre facility in federal judge from the courts perspective. They're just enforcing contractual agreement between the city and other parties in the legation. That was agreed to many years ago to move forward with this disability. Initially the court basically hold.