Business & Economy,
Crime & Safety,
May 17th, 2012
In a part of the Lower 9th Ward largely unrevived since flood waters filled the neighborhood, a lone two-story house stands on a block punctuated by overgown lots, piles of tiles and old concrete slabs.
Windows are broken. Graffiti covers the garage door. A kicked-in front door leads to a debris-filled interior. But what sets this property apart from other post-Katrina wrecks is both its high-profile owner and the substantial chunk of taxpayer dollars allocated to renovate it.
City Councilman Jon Johnson owns the property on Deslonde Street,…
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