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Re: “Let the Games Begin

Hey, I live in Algiers and your comment is insulting! We are a combination of low, mid and high income homeowners and renters, we have a lot of small business owners, and retired and military residents. We share some of the same crime and blight issues that the other side of the river does.

We also have active community and church groups, good public schools, and a strong commitment to make our community better, isn't that what the whole city wants? If not, then maybe we should secede from the city and form our own township.

Like many of my neighbors, I do not spend my whole life in Algiers, I work in the Riverbend area, visit friends in Lakeview, downtown, Mid City, and Gentilly. I shop in Algiers, Uptown, the East, and the French Quarter, I drop off reusable/recyclable materials at the Green Project and Habitat ReStore, and buy from them too.

I support farmers and arts markets Uptown, downtown, 9th Ward, Lakeview and Mid City. I make it a point that when a new one starts up, I visit it and buy stuff, all of these areas are my city, my home, and I want my neighbors back, no matter what side of the river they are on. There is no "us" and "them", its all "us", we are all New Orleanians.

So it should not matter where the next mayor lives, or what color their skin is. What's important is that he or she has the city's and its citizens' best interests at heart and commits to every day, doing what is needed to make New Orleans the best city to live, work, and play in.

Posted by nolamermaid on 07/14/2009 at 5:41 PM

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