Thanks to everyone who came. Fun times.
While this was going on the governor reiterated that the new teaching hospital will be built. What your promotional web site does not say that even if the state is $900 million short of the necessary funds to build the new teaching hospital they're probably also $500-700 million short of what it would take to do what your web site has been pushing. New hospital or expensive, time-consuming renovation of old hospital? Which would yield the better return for the state?
I'd like to actually have an independent study that would definitively evaluate the costs and benefits of each side's proposal. I happen to believe the world's seventh largest architecture firm when they say Charity could be gutted and rebuilt in less time and for less money than the proposal that would raze 70 acres of neighborhood. That the pro-LSU/VA side is doing everything in their power to avoid doing a substantive post-financial collapse side-by-side analysis, says a lot.That the Governor is squandering his political capital on these little old Charity Hospital babies is much more revealing than anything he said.
New Orleans CityBusiness reported in its September 3rd, 2007 edition that Pam Perkins, general counsel for the Division of Administration said "details of the relocation are being worked out" and asserted that Perkins said residents will have a say in any relocations. According to the same article, Mobile-based Volkert & Associates and state attorney Christina Peck were already engaged in the relocation process.Earlier in 2007, LRA Chair Kim Boyle and Mayor C. Ray Nagin spoke of public money already applied to land acquisition within what was later asserted to be only one of several hospital sites under consideration. Since late 2007, the RPC footprint has been under a building permit ban that effectively hampered residential recovery.
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