Saturday, January 07, 2006

Some Things Never Change

A Federal Judge (as usual) has blocked the city of New Orleans from razing houses that have been determined to be structurally unsound. The city as three designations for building, in danger of imminent collapse, moderate to severe structural damage and little or no damage. Currently the city is attempting to demolish houses in the first category.

Typically houses listed in the first category are pretty obvious like the roof has caved in, the walls collapses or the entire house itself has moved two to three blocks. If your house fits one of these descriptions, why would someone not want the city to take it down? It's coming down anyway. The only questions is when.

But alas it seems that the same folks who were keeping the city from moving into the 20th century are back with a firm grasp on everyone's ankles.

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