Wednesday, July 26, 2006

And we're gonna pick up the trash. | News for New Orleans, Louisiana | Local News:
"About 70,000 building permits have been issued, Nagin said. Most have been in the higher elevation areas, with neighborhoods like the Ninth Ward trailing, he said.

He estimates about 250,000 residents have returned to the city; New Orleans had about 455,000 residents before the storm.

University of New Orleans Chancellor Tim Ryan, a former dean of the business college and a member of Nagin's commission, said the city's economic recovery seems to be progressing well.

About 70 percent of the city's jobs are back, and some businesses, like oil and gas, have added more employees than they had pre-Katrina, he said."
Nagin makes it sound all pretty.

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