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Re: “What if It Never Happened?

Dear Mr. Rose,
I think you should publish the comments on this article. They say so much.
I loved this column. It says so much.

... Moi? I would still be in NOLA, but I wouldn't be the proud owner of my very own flooded out little hovel. Can you believe BUYING a stinking mould ridden wreck of a home? Rebuilt with no -zero- public assistance -just so I can stay with the one I love. You either understand the need or you don't.

Posted by Dear Mr. Rose, I think you should publish the comments (bydabayou) on 08/25/2010 at 10:55 AM

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Re: “Commentary: Paging Dr. Cassidy — move on

Why should he turn his hand to something else? Why should a physician become a politician anyway? For the guaranteed retirement cheque? prestige? power? With his medical background, why is he not targeting INSURANCE companies and PHARMACEUTICAL companies if he wants to improve healthcare in this country? Does he accept money from their lobby groups? Sure he does.

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Posted by bydabayou on 08/08/2017 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Hogs for the Cause heads to the lakefront

Why the move to UNO? Howz anyone going to breathe in dere?

Posted by bydabayou on 03/30/2017 at 9:59 PM

Re: “New Orleans previews bike sharing system coming in fall 2017

Perhaps NOLA can learn from successful bike programs, as well. In D.C., one has the choice of a 1 day or 3 day membership: ($8. & $16. respectively). That buys into the program. After that, if you the bike is returned to a rack within 2 hours, there is NO additional charge. So one can rent a bike, get to one's destination, like a museum or shop, park the bike, stay as long as desired, then take another bike for the next leg. That would be a lot more useful and less expensive than having to pay an hourly rate, especially since many rides between attractions will take only minutes, not an hour. Also, by parking the bike back in a rack after getting to one's destination, the rider does not have to worry about securing the bike or finding a place to park it.

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Posted by bydabayou on 02/18/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Endymion space-saving: Feb. 6, 2017

Better yet, don't go. They can have it. Who needs the dirty looks on a happy day.

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Posted by bydabayou on 02/07/2017 at 12:12 PM

Re: “How do you feel about the $80 per day gate price for the 2017 Jazz Fest?

It cracks me up when people think Jazzfest tickets are too expensive. It hurts me too, but Jazzfest is so much cheaper than other music festivals and has 17 stages to choose from. The choice and amount of good music are remarkable. I've missed artists I'd love to see because tickets to their show are twice the cost, or more, of Jazzfest tickets. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got to be one of the biggest bargains around IMO.

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Posted by bydabayou on 01/27/2017 at 11:27 PM

Re: “Home sick: New Orleans housing and the rental registry

And the Inspection Department is crooked.
I restored a house after Katrina for a second home for visits to NOLA. Someone in need wanted to rent it using a voucher of some sort. The inspector told me I need to install two hand rails on the front steps (even though there are only 3 steps on a 2' rise,) because "any steps wider than 5' must have 2 handrails". I cut the 5' 2" wide steps down to 4'11" and installed one handrail since I thought A handrail wasn't a bad idea but I also like the openness of the wide steps onto the yard. When he returned, he accused me of "trying to work the system" then went over my house and garage with a fine tooth comb trying to find a way to fail the house, which he did: one smoke detector was 1" to low, and one hardiplanked shower was not tiled (still isn't). He was going to make sure I knew just how powerful he was. He also stole my bracelet that was on the edge of the tub. I never rented the house out and have no plans to, but I object to giving more power to a body that employs people that can't maintain any semblance of professionalism.

Posted by bydabayou on 01/25/2017 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Commentary: regulating short-term rentals

One thing I have not seen discussed is regulating based on the number of "units" operated. If an individual only owns ONE home and wishes to rent it or a room for special occasions, that is a lot different than people that own a number of "units" that they manage only as a business.

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Posted by bydabayou on 12/13/2016 at 1:41 PM

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