Letter to Senator Ed Murray and Representative Helena Moreno – 4

Dear Senator Murray and Representative Moreno, I am writing concerning what I understand is an effort by a small contingency of people associated with the French Quarter to either abolish or effect negative change to the statute that established and provides for the activities of French Quarter Management District (FQMD). I am strongly in favor of French Quarter Management District, Continue reading Letter to Senator Ed Murray and Representative Helena Moreno – 4

A Letter to Sen. Murray and Rep. Moreno -3

Dear Representative Moreno and Senator Murray, I write to you today to make sure you understand that the Vieux Carre Property Owners and Residents Association(VCPORA) along with the French Quarter Citizens(FQC) organizations do not speak for the majority of the French Quarter residents. I know they often contact you to help on certain topics. While this is appropriate what is Continue reading A Letter to Sen. Murray and Rep. Moreno -3

A Letter to Senator Murray and Representative Moreno – 2

This is another letter sent by an interested citizen to Senator Ed Murray and Representative Helena Moreno about VCPORA’s latest attempt to undermine FQMD. In case anyone has forgotten, it was FQMD that sponsored Dave Woolworth’s public, transparent sound analysis of Bourbon Street. Transparency spooks them. They seem to prefer Star Chamber processes. Dear Sen. Murray and Rep. Moreno, There Continue reading A Letter to Senator Murray and Representative Moreno – 2

A Letter to Sen. Murray and Rep. Moreno

VCPORA and its sycophants are trying to undermine FQMD again. The pretext this time is that the BBA, which nominates one member, has slightly modified itself, changing the name to FQBL – the French Quarter Business League. VCPORA’s action seems a bit silly, but they do this kind of thing to annoy and undermine organizations they do not like. FQMD, Continue reading A Letter to Sen. Murray and Rep. Moreno

Riverview 2: The List of Shame. Plus more.

  The news about Riverview is like the news about Malaysian Airlines flight 370: no news. We are now searching the Indian Ocean for any sign of a black box that might contain a sign of human decency surviving VCPORA’s moral collapse. Catch-up: VCPORA sponsored a dragnet of T-shirt shops last September. Meg Lousteau, Exec and general dragon lady of Continue reading Riverview 2: The List of Shame. Plus more.

Kickin’ the T-shirt Can

Justin Schmidt, gunslinger for most of the shops accused of the High Crime and Misdemeanour of selling products with the words New Orleans printed on them, kicked the can not so much down the road as out of bounds Monday. He got an injunction preventing the BZA from acting in the cases until the City produces documents he first requested, Continue reading Kickin’ the T-shirt Can

The T-Witch Hunt

Monday 12 May, 10.00 AM, Council Chamber, Palazzo Perdido: next episode of The T-Witch Hunt, live. Admission free. It is not like a Council committee session or the Supreme Court. The seven members of the Board of Zoning Adjustment maintain dignity throughout the session. The participants on both sides, and the lawyers, will maintain serious mien, discussing grandfathering, technical zoning Continue reading The T-Witch Hunt