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Transparency & Oversight

City Challenge / Problem

Lack of communication between officials/agencies and citizens. Lack of citizen trust.

My Solution / Idea

It seems simple, but our elected officials simply need to have more integrity. I will define it like the Rotary Club does with the 4-Way Test:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

The reason we love New Orleans is because people are just more honest here— about their flaws, passion, fears, and love. We deserve elected officials who can be mature and show us the same respect.

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City Challenge / Problem

Access to Data

My Solution / Idea

I was listening to NPR a few days ago and they had a piece that aired about the Obama Administrations new initiative to make information available to the public. The data could be used to search for statistics, trends and see real results. We need that here in New Orleans. The question is though, does the city have anyone who can enter the data and a database that can store it.

I am sure that Meffert never created anything of value to build on so as Mayor I would have to start at square one.

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Holidays on the Gulf Coast Videos

Saints Videos

What is your favorite?

What should Ray Nagin talk about on the Daily Show?

Classic Nola TV

Where have all they all gone?

Videos

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Intro Video 4:16
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Westley Bayas, 26 THE PHOENIX OF NEW ORLEANS
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Sha'Condria Sibley, 28 TEACH FOR AMERICA
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Rafael Delgadillo, 27 PUENTES
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Peter Gardner, 30 FRERET BUSINESS AND PROPERTY ASSOCIATION
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Neel Sus, 31 SUSCO SOLUTIONS
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Miji Park, 25 THE IDEA VILLAGE
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Lauren Rae Sullivan, 24 NOLA CYCLE, LAGNIAPPE ACADEMIES OF NEW ORLEANS (CHARTER SCHOOL)
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Austin Lavin, 25 WORKNOLA
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Brian Denzer, 43 NOLASTAT
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Carolina Hernandez, 33 NOESIS DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLC
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Damien LaManna, 29 MORGAN + COMPANY
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Fred Neal, 32 VILLAVASO AND ASSOCIATES
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Giovanni Vargas, 27 MONOPOLI PROJECTS
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Jade Russell, 31 ADAMS AND REESE
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Katie Del Guercio, 27 KODA.US

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