WWL-TV has the story on their blog:
STATEMENT FROM N.O. COUNCIL MEMBERS ARNIE FIELKOW AND STACY HEAD
Fielkow and Head have worked for 24 hours to encourage the administration to allow access to the city earlier.
At a minimum, Orleans should have followed all the other parishes and allowed re-entry as of 6 am Wednesday.
While conditions in New Orleans are not good, electricity is not widely available, and health services are seriously depleted, Cms Head and Fielkow believe that people who need to return, particularly small business owners, should be allowed to make decisions for themselves.
Methinks things are Tier-ing up at City Hall...