In a 7-0 vote the New Orleans City Council just approved of the demolition of the Lafitte housing project.
Link when available (I’m watching the live feed of the council meeting)
UPDATE: There is another vote to come. FromNola.com where you can find updates…
The City Council is about to vote over whether to grant demolition
permits for the four largest public housing developments in New
Orleans, blessing HANO’s plans to destroy 4,534 units total at B.W.
Cooper, Lafitte, C.J. Peete and St. Bernard.
Each council member is making a statement. So far, Shelley Midura,
Stacy Head and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell have all indicated they will vote
for the demolitions.
UPDATE: As expected it looks that demolition will pass. From same link as above …
Fourth City Council Member indicates she will vote for demolition
Cynthia Willard-Lewis just indicated she will be the fourth council
member to approve demolition of four public housing developments,
giving HANO a majority vote to proceed with its plans to level the
complexes to make room for “mixed income” communities with modern
Willard-Lewis, who called the HANO motion a good one, joins Stacy
Head, Shelley Midura and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell in having just made
statements to the chamber audience that the redevelopment of public
housing must take place in New Orleans.
No vote has taken place yet.
UPDATE: The Council just approved demolitions by a 7-0 vote.