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3-18 8am Tommy, paved lawns?

Mar 18, 2015|

Would you pave your lawn to have offstreet parking? Tommy talks to Dana Eness, the Executive Director of the Urban Conservancy, about

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I'm filling out my bracket here for the NCAA tournament. And having an argument with Jordan and Shelden because I think if I can just take the eventual winner what you have to fill out the rest. Because to be get all of right warm bath it'll give you billion dollars now but I'm that you really. That's is offered. You gotta pick every single game correctly I well. I don't and love is an original expression or not but sent Dunlap who put together brackets. Was Niko did wrecking bad. Which I think is a cute little title bullet. And take all these scenes it is now 66. The couple went sixty point six teams. And I and take all of these teams and distill it down and pick the winner I don't know why I have to pick the rest of because in essence I will have been right the whole way right. And it I guess gun sag is gonna win the entire thing. And write it down when we come back we'll talk about that's my pick every year. Even when they're not in the tournament I pick and side that's how loyal land this institution. Welcome back to talk about parking in the city and owners of property that are putting. Paving in front of their house of that they'll have parking spots. They had a couple of different problems with this will talk about him but I think at the solution. I'm no engineer. But we'll see Tommy Tucker Chris Miller Shelden Williams Jordan eagle all. Back with you in a moment. You're Davida Beulah heights so what's happening here is people don't have enough parking of the big you know hundred make her own part in spots. And they paid their front yard I don't know if they put yellow lines on it or not. But they've paved the front yard and that's got the ire of a seat caught the ire rat it's anyways they see it and like it and neither. Does. The urban conservancy. And Dana Enos joins us right now the executive director of the urban conservancy and didn't pronouncing it right in user Dana. Dana tennis. Other area tell me about what's gone on in new loans with people paving their front yards. And Internet issue it's been. Where are a good long time people. Aren't aware that there there in violation of eight paid except 40% of their art net net net net. There's that echoed by apparent violation. Part of that is because. Enforcement is. And the reason for that is because it meant it and by complaint apt at. N I report it. Before un inspector and back end and make in an. Odd under. In I'll live mine mine at net and I didn't like being tied it and at that stood out work that the ordinary. Problematic that. Is not part of this in India and I think about it but in Orleans parish that is part of it is not that. They're doing this work with the department Dini temperament to do concrete workers and construction project in New Orleans there. The interesting thing that we've learned that started thinking that that a big part of the problem and that. Legislative piece that state he had it working on now is try to rectified because. In fact you'd do any apartment to impart to you say though. The payment and without any opportunity for anybody to review what is going on. And that is that one that keeping an eye on it that it is taking more than that crack at it between the fact in the then you're going to potentially have four and then. Yet greater extent you are obligated to come back into. Compliant though. So it was good luck didn't. Do. To stop this before the homeowner thought that expense and have to be entry adjudication and that for cheap and do. Quite. Kermit. Or somebody to show what it is they planned to do to. The city and the opportunity to say hey you know lack. Andy you know cited are quietly and that is in violation of city. I would think in town of his. Just my opinion on and on the there's any empirical data on this I think a lot of people good name and realize they shouldn't be. That's exactly right and and again that that process. That the violation and it folks get into a pretty scary are. Let Europe. You know that you are in violation and the consequences in each daycare like. But the process. Education in a very humane rational. And people are. You know it's a bad situation and treated case by case basis that they elect. And that are are the opportunities that maybe maybe get green that may be you know handicap that or better. Requiring that. A waiver. People don't need to be immediately alarmed at violation. Call and they can immediately understand where. What their situation you know what kind of where at fault and that the scheme of things to help. We're talking Indiana a Dana NSA executive director of the urban conservancy and in terms of urban conservancy does not just in a static. Consideration when it comes of paving the front yard there's some very real considerations. Especially when it comes to rental downpours in new loans. Yes and unfortunately it meant that they have to be torrential an hour and we are seeing it. Get on. Takers. On the the chair at. Structural problems that they're idiots. And if we will get the area about the only part that I and problem art thinking bitty problem and art are. Flooding problem. And we have to all comfortable with. Slowing down a lot at that and into our green at. At an art in every option. The more weekend. Cold water on our own property. And float down until I have a chance to catch up. Did you elect flooding is electric added a lot of heat our property and so it's really important that we all Arctic comfortable at that IKEA. What can do on my property. Hole that water back. Especially during effort into rainfall because now we're seeing more and more and neighborhood that actually oh or neighborhood. We're being treatment currently all outlet and then in part three hours and street at a at thirty. Time on their story so it is it is not talking about like five year we're talking about you know couple times a year. You don't about thirty feet deep. I. It but legs Jordan tells me it is now maybe would some of the bottles and knows hum. But here's something nine understand it would seem counter intuitive in terms of some signs. That it would be better to have the water hit the concrete because of its hitting. Grass and mud it would seem like that would make its side more but I guess I'm wrong and that. About our our you know where we're at that they don't say claim which we have no rocks. Fab app but we're just by uploading. Really cat and theories that there. We need to keep at it might help you level. Ground water like. In the water. Can get it right now it being water. Act that we can't get it. And that is not that it actually contributing to the problem though. That great on the water urban water plant. That allotted each count. Our relationship with water let. But we need to learn to live arteries. Equal Rand. Water rent we don't need to push it a lot of. There. I let me issues seriously. In terms of people that and I I don't know I mean this engineering works and office practical or not but given that. The corps of engineers is trying to increase the underground holding capacity of waters said drains there if somebody wanted to pave their front yard and and go through the expands. Of somehow having big drains a mostly you see in a mystery of parking lots. Did the bit and I column a rectangular drains I guess having him on streets to go into this city's drainage. Would that be an acceptable compromise. Are a lot options that are better then and clear it hey. Had. For people who blanket statement. But you Wear like where are you are not in and your house and did though. There are. Are part time you need to say well I. We need to make that we are. And how can we may still make it possible that pretty cat door and Kane Blatter. And and that wouldn't get another underground action a lot of the landscape architect. Architect art. Are getting up at the men and which it jet that. Beijing ticket in bed and Graham well. We'll have more storage capacity. Yeah and and even if you have some sort of are expected gravel from the latter can and down into. Air and it conditions and with apple filtration and all of that it's a landscape architect he is. And you're still going to be holding onto water even as. You know it's not optimal green. Space. So the ubiquitous like clam shells we seals over problem. Would appear grow. You act cash and and and the out there and their. Career and that their opponent and that's what. That it is planning to get well people and material you know art considered in in part and her yet so what will end up there and they start. Dana thank you read time I appreciated. You. Will talk to again Dana and is executive director of the urban conservancy and get some text here on my desk Hewitt 26 187 me. How bad is the parking problem in your neighborhood in do you think the only option you have. Is it paid your driveway eight when he three timely it Traficant for that we get a Terrell Robinson in the traffic sent. It's funny seven Tommy tiger nightclub paper in front yards and you know I like. Like a shot at me as much as it may take a shot anybody else in my lancet lady about the thirty foot. Pond she was talking about a simply out to about thirty feet deep audience somebody text in it yet Tommy. The Olympic diving team can. But the way she made it sound as like a thirty feet of incidents did it deep that's not a big deal lizard. Well. But nice. Nice text there like that Caroline Nolan to morning or Davida BO thing holding. Hi it is now. Look in the excellent topic Kanye appreciate you I'm talking about this. I did you happen now that the rebuilding. Renovating boom in the older. Erin uptown area in the laden. And some of these builders. On the diplomatic town they have commitment that that this is going on all the time. It is the represented from the city. That just. Circulate in going to be labeled was still it has gone on all over the place. But actually. And I think part of my question. A concern was about I have worked with just a little off topic may be but there's also an issue with iBooks. In Lochte mean. Are being blocked. Well not that out but that argument that homeowners to re doing I want them. Responsibility is and continue to permit Allen other restrictions on the whip the hype and I'll look of Taiwan. I know it's the owner's responsibility is a lived in Orleans parish and I had to change sidewalk. Or all of the city owns that. Restriction. I don't know but it sure is somebody that knows Carol call in. You know I think he's jacked up about this whole system is in you talked about builders from out of town on and where they're from an out of town could be. A beat as springs and I just picked that out of the air. But if you don't need a permit to put it and well and they don't know and I don't think most people realize there's so it's like you know parking and salute pave the front yard. But then if if somebody reports him then all of a sudden they got a tear it out so that. I think no more than 40% is covered and I think it's a lot more expensive to remove concrete than it is the place it. Yes it's going to be a major concerns during the rainy season heart and he's been flooding areas. Because a lot of these quote houses that are read being we models. These builders. Then I'll I deleted. A lot of them up paving the fact Eli and they can driveways. I mean it oh count them out. A lot of people that have card back in the days not that many times but of course to people move in now in a look at at least till Christ are house. So I mean I think the city. It because it out that this happened resource system make round in and check on these builders a weapon is. Conscious violations gone on is gonna be a major concern doing let. They need in my opinion Carolyn thank you for Colin may need. Code enforcement people gone around and check in visiting any serious about it. And yet to shut it down if you don't have a permit like. Any construction jobs that you need a permit works of the building it. Inspector comes buying yet permit they shut it down. And in his case it would shut it down for goods and and and and denying on. Pick the forms up fill it in because you can't have more than 40% pay below continued talk about this 260. 1878. Right now ID nearly a thing it's not about nominal fall properties lend themselves is this. But the old drive waited they would have with like the answers to concrete strips and ingress in the middle I don't know if people one of the room for that anymore today. They considered too much of a pain to pull him back up on and now 831 time for Deb WL first news that we go to Chris Miller. I don't think I'd ever wanna pay my front yard but I tell you that would like to do I was Adam. Long time ago I forget the school but it is near canal boulevard and it'll play area for the kids it is Astroturf kind of stuff. Think in my heaven that the backyard because I don't think it would. Hold the heat like concrete does mania does I don't know because of the under. Innings governor of the the background forward would it be just like graduate they have to cut it never nominees gotten it the leaf blower and get everything together pick it up. You'd think he'd be happy with them. I've thought about the idea I get something like field turf and I think be very expensive and if you've ever been on the field. At the superdome and am I guess other fields do with artificial turf Christian enter your sideline reporter but it's very spongy. You and expected to be that spongy Tiki uptown to talk about paving driveways a Tiki. Hey how are you and I did well thank you lobbied name. Is that a nickname you really the nickname. Nickname sultan had for a while I have lived actually in the block where they're talking about optical. And from the driveway in an effort for many many years and decades capitalists probably. I've only been here fifteen years and I think they repay capital and 95 which was like twenty years yeah. And they took away a lot of parking actually think it was any dirt parking I'll open our capitalist on my boat the top tools entry into. Into the international and Nashville late they stopped the parking altogether down capital although it apart. So this year property have enough. To room to do this on and you don't Todd good to implement this old draw a driveway thing where that heavily to strips concrete and grass in between. More room and then on the other people because my property lines while wider than a lot of the other houses on lombok. And you know a lot of repaid in the front I mean there are the whole thing has paid and it's always been taped it ought to have been here for fifteen years. So you learn on what side of this issue in which sing and I. I think no I think parking is the issue and I think it. You know it's unfortunate that these people have paid their thing but. You know my point is that he has the data come it has gotten her regulations and they're exciting people haven't talked about it and cited but. My point is it didn't attend buys thirty foot. Square foot space. That they're paving. You know and it all these businesses around town. Kafka came in outlook Costco one of the top guys queens is quite a few out there you know on that the new bank there put Jefferson and capitalist. There's all kinds of new construction children. Does have a plan for during the underneath you know development that big parking garage and not happy about that problem on the topic but. The parking and drainage it they're gonna take up parking and then it has to me about that for children. But you know the Carrollton and canal trapping foreigners are and that whole area that killed the marketplace and be in bill. Killing stadium there's a lot of art commercial projects that have gone. Wonder if they made them put it to rain it underneath there. There's solid surfaces. I would not think they did I don't know for a fact he even though it think part of of determining process would involve you getting at these like column rectangular drains and immigrated in the sources and I don't know for a fact mentally ill take a break. On backed. Not gonna treasurer John Kennedy about the governor's plan. To do some things that the tobacco settlement. It strikes me as weird Woolsey back in Claxton. Then we had done. Yeah. Oh. In a go to Jordan speak out on a I. I had problem at 84812. Square that with where that we marketed state treasurer John Kennedy mornings there. Arthur more harm. And though. Added up the governor's going to be dealing with JG Wentworth they're Dodd but and explain to is what it is it's gone on here would that he went to governor with linked to. It's pretty much mr. whitworth vote. The governor the governor wants shell out about the settlement income earning week yet about BP. Six million every year. We dedicate it to op. From are also several of the pack up and people's cell and and not spend. It and ought to step ball in hand top other. You use. You want it off air. Eat it and hit it right at the anchor of the I am me. And I don't want beer. Oh voted against it ends. I just by your bank Robert. Like right now Oracle's and that we want expanded its well. Well and you sonus that I would presume and the way JG network. Where except never had a structured settlement and upper I would presume you're sonus that are held a discount margin. You mark and and I'm not for Paul they're. Great they're all want to be able shell ought. Walks all the Fat Albert projected the proper proper. Armory which is there an element. And secondary. And and shelled out. I know or act that that was true and that banks out of the war. It is that I am very proud that I'm opposed they have voted yes very it was a bit. Where the governor appoints the members there are people that have been at the I'm right next to albeit reversed Morgan State. He. I. Oh what you'd call me the next governor. And the next legislature ever hired to bury it and greet at Wilcox spent a lot and and if I haven't current. So you know overlap about this but on a serious note I think in a note I don't think you wanna get involved in this but I think it's about regional national aspirations he went to make it look as though. He takes the budget deficit but that the country doesn't have the will of voters let's say in other areas. They don't have the did determination. The did that one in on desired to do the due diligence understand why it is that he did this so like your same for everybody that comes after him. They're gonna have big trouble yemen's it'll look great it's like leg up like this on a budget no new taxes earnings by Jordan had an idea John what about having. A really big lottery. To win the lottery. What the what do you thing. A the governor it was only a year EEX. Actually brought. Oh. Oh. All. Party ran the ball. It raided the money etc. Are. Going to be. And I have the right at all. For about. Got a case being made is about national political implications and and reputation what it's gonna look like now without. Any regard it all for what it's going to be in the future it's cattle haven't. Here's my point John it's given people over to your home. So you go out you brought up the credit card to make yourself look good and on the furniture on new China etc. and after the parties over some papers. Well it bright and a and I I mean I don't know about the start that way about our bright early in. The no gamble is really part no. It is our belief you know these birds are not hurt you you can't get ahead but got the truck stop on May lose or or our our. Cork out stop. He's you disassembled country count to. Heard much. York. All. You have all the dough and observers about that I I think you're on and on on there either it was that you chose him in the conversation with the hurt it. Our. Pride that you Johnson's tobacco thing is not gonna happen errors are still in play. Are still apply their after the despite. Product. In my best sort of legislature not to do this assault this but I. He dangles 500 million dollars in problem. Legislature. Bank robber back. Or color. You know I thought. That. If we were cute with so little GG 800 jingle but I think you topped his with a reverse mortgage and capital. At a lot of our. Air here we appreciate your time John Cougar Kathy at the dimple on in the time of full winds up. Edit out mentally dates. That you got a bit before six point nine I'll play them on right now. WL traffic though even that you don't traffic center. I Tommy Tucker got is that going on this morning we're gonna keep that train Roland next hour we talked about sharing today. That's where parents hear things about their kids on line. More than half a moms when there's dad's posting about their children's health and so to media. Our kids are entitled to their privacy and should have a say when he announces. I don't want information about my kids being posted anywhere that she doesn't post.