by Red Cotton
Over 1,000 people paraded Monday for the resurrection of their beloved Charity Hospital. Although someone did lean over at one point and say to me, those second liners will follow the brass bands off the plank of a ship! HA! And you know its true! But its also true that New Orleanians love them some Charity Hospital.
Organizers of the Save Charity Campaign say that rebuilding Charity would take less time, less money and is less destructive than leveling Lower Midcity to build a parking lot for LSUs midlife-crisis Hummer of a hospital complex. And I believe them. Times are hard and they wanna spend tax dollars like it grows on trees when theres a perfectly good building right there on Tulane and Perdido that can be restored. Phft. Well see what happens with that arbitration over the extra 300 mil LSU wants FEMA to pay to cover their documented post-storm neglect of the Charity building. I predict judgment coming down on the side of HELL NAW!
Now if you didnt make Mondays rally, you can get a taste of what you missed by checking out these vids. Ill also throw in the City Council form letter the organizers passed out so you can get in on the action.
New Orleans City Council,
I want you to:
____ Order an Independent Cost-benefit Analysis of the two plans for new hospitals
____ Hold Public hearings
____ Include the hospitals in the citys Master Plan
Oh yeah and I VOTE _____