The Councilor for District B has written a letter to the City Planning Commission in support of a full public town hall on the LSU/VA site selection.
By Hand Delivery
Chairman, City Planning Commission
1340 Poydras Street.
New Orleans, La. 70112
Re: Public Hearing on LSU/VA proposal March 16, 2009
Dear Chairman Robinson:
I believe that the decision regarding the location of the proposed Southeast Regional Veterans Administration Hospital and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Medical Center are decisions made by the federal and state government respectively. Nevertheless, as the costs and benefits of these hospital facilities will be felt directly by the citizens of New Orleans, I fully support a City Planning Commission public hearing. This would allow all parties of interest to present their respective positions. There appears to be confusion, misinformation, and legitimate questions that need to be vetted. You have my commitment to attend this meeting and I hope the entirety of the Council will do the same.
Please let me know your decision and I will assist you in any way I can.
Councilmember, District B
How about it?
Give it up for Stacy Head!
It takes real political courage to be the first to stand up and say something. I hope all of our Council representatives will also get behind this effort.
So much for 'done deal,' eh?