Tonight I saw the new movie “Changeling,” starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Clint Eastwood. The movie is set in Los Angeles in the late Twenties and early Thirties. One of the most remarkable features of the movie for me was the predominance of streetcars, particularly how unremarkably they occupy … Continue reading
Normally from now on I’ll post a post-mortem on the previous night’s Council meeting. There was none this week because of the holiday. Don’t eat too much turkey!
Normally on Wednesdays I’ll write a preview of the Council meeting that night. Since tonight is the night before Thanksgiving, instead I’ll preview/review highlights of last week’s combined regular-session and committee-of-the-whole meeting. Among other things… 1. We voted in favor of vacating several overlooked alleys on the grounds of Fairview … Continue reading
NYTimes.com yesterday ran a story about cities and health-care facilities: Plan for New Orleans Hospitals Draws Outcry. We’ve had our share of battles with our local hospital. But all the politics aside, one word keeps jumping out at me when I hear talk of hospitals expanding: NEW ORLEANS — Local … Continue reading
The Council won’t meet this week for its usual Committee of the Whole. We had only one item for First Reading at last week’s Regular Session. Anticipating the Thanksgiving holiday, we held a Committee of the Whole last week right after the Regular Session so we could take this Wednesday … Continue reading