Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Biz Council wants levee district overhaul

A local business group has sent a strongly worded letter to Gov. Kathleen Blanco demanding radical change in management of the New Orleans area levee systems and calling for “an all-out war against corruption.”

The letter from the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region carried an impassioned plea for Blanco “to clean house at the Orleans Levee Board and replace its current membership with highly qualified, apolitical experts in engineering and project management.”

The council also asked that the governor urge Attorney General Charles Foti to “aggressively investigate the prior activities of the Levee Board.”

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