From the city press release:
"Nearly two years ago, Mayor Landrieu announced a new, aggressive blight strategy aimed at reducing the blight count in New Orleans by 10,000 properties by 2014. A recent study released by The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center showed that blighted properties have been reduced by approximately 8,000 addresses since 2010. The study attributed the reduction in part to the focused efforts of City agencies to bring properties into compliance."
So, in theory, with this site, you can see what the city's doing to meet its blight goals without having to attend a BlightStat meeting, or wait for an annual progress report or State of the City speech. You can see what's going on with a property in your neighborhood or one you've read about in the news. After trying it out, I really have nothing bad to say about this project. It's intuitive, it runs fast and it offers easy access to information we should have easy access to.