Mar 23, 2017|
Tommy talks with Councilmember Jared Brossett about plans to tear down the Canal Street ferry terminal, stun gun ordinance, and more.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Yeah debris said Jones is right manual and City Council member good morning cared more news I'm doing right you. Don't. Print it out. Has it been nice. Tell me about go what's on the council agenda and against those are the canal street ferry them. Yet. Well motions to. By a request by about regional transit authority. Two demolished. The old canal street ferry term. Inmate where people law he 32 million dollars. A new ferry terminal. To be constructive. He will generals now one is it is to make sure about believed in the Philippines federal. From the FT eight Federal Transit Administration. Which is a big amount of money it's a tight. Tiger grains so competitive grants. Cities compete for all over the country. In this was awarded. Through the previous administration. President Obama administration. Hum. People are seething at a rallied there against it they don't like the design what what are those that. First off do you like the design and secondly those that don't like it would this man. Let the design mean everybody's. And the only opinion if you know we have some iconic buildings throughout the city. Tim mead actual design looks a little bit like the relegate you if you look at the that the room. The this schematic design yeah. In. This bill this time and make modifications. In both through. Home dad but. The important thing is we talk about two things this braves will pedestrians. And we talked about the time. All soul. It is important to. Beat cotton in the that it is federal money. A portion of it and bet those monies have to be tied to the term. It is it is pedestrian bridge. Essentials. I mean everybody can have an opinion about is that these essential. I don't think it is. A pedestrian bridge. It is award in if you have the money for then yeah. Who has built just like the Braves that crescent park. Down in the marry me. Narrative viable on piety street. So. And for those who don't get it counts and the problem is you could get stuck on the wrong side of the train when you wanna catch a ferry. Right well yeah you know the real world food day goes through. Of course floodwall. In. You know. Give got a bit going to be delays that railroad is not move. That's important piece of commerce. With the public belt railroad. Soul. Update while. We have entertain a motion does that demolished. In move forward. We get our also. As we have acknowledged in the period input from the public. Followed a pedestrian rage which may cause. Three billion dollars. That the preliminary cost estimates. I've heard. And we currently currently don't have that now I'm committed. Looking at all sources. State Capitol Ali lines in. You know in the Indy in the money available through. That let transportation bill the federal government passed. I believe in 2050. So. It's important that we do not loses money army I believe. And as you Mayo may have that saw last week. Dead the president's budget. Does away with tight grip altogether. So. This is. You know in Mecca. It urgent all congressional members to rewrite the budget because. It did do a lot of tall. Who. Transportation. Affordable housing. For the people war. Let me ask you I don't you know ending at the military guy bullet. I'm member of the totals only on the bridge a member of the ferries worry. Not able to sustain themselves or it seem like. There's a private company runners now it would slow the ferries I don't yet. Train. Is the private operator. Along with our CA. Data operate the ferry. And soul. Look honey you see they get councilman Dee you know. And a drought. Did they get a lot of traffic on I don't know numbers off the top of mind you. You know we always have in the festival here so. Definitely weaken traffic can pick a pick up. So wide. The the RT a technical logistical back the other question. Day ago would've Berry operations from La Louisiana. Department of Transportation in 114. App the voters rejected the tolls. But so. So yeah good. I'm site is it the design is ready it's been improved and today is the vote. To decide whether to proceed or are. The two days. Dave to decide whether to Tomas. Did I hit to 37. Year old. Arcade structure. Where it inoperable. Escalators. AM in it it it needs to be torn down in May waveform. New development. Counselor let's take a break we'll come back on talking about the stun gun ordinance akin. I chaired rests at our guest on City Council member. Council meeting today to 60187. Beginning questions or comments on seventeen back in a flash double WL. 922 Jared resents got to get another council meetings old wrap this up when he needs a new own City Council member obviously. And it was one of things counsel's gonna talk about today's stun gun ordinance councilman wants a lot about. Yeah this in an ordinance. Is basically repeal. It would lose deemed unconstitutional. But federal. Five foot federal court so current law hands this stun guns. Ordinance. And it allowed by law. Currently and so we basically. Repealing. The guy in the stand again. All and instead has put into effect. Some my guests. Decades ago. Louisiana is of course you know the most. Gun friendly. One of the most unfriendly states in the country. De Louisiana has no statewide and won a stun gun possession. And in of course you know we we even allow followed the opening can't find homes. But current city code. Forbids the procession in trio of stand up so. We gonna we gonna repeal it today. Can you open carry a firearm in new casino. I ask that because errors and it was seven billion. It would be ironic deviant wanted with a gun but you can't let this cigarette. On the is that anything accounts or whatever look at exempting errors from smoking ordinance. Paris say they lost seven million dollars lightning game and they are blaming it on effect that. They dig in their lose and smokers basically is that something accounts or whatever look at the city would revisit. And say well maybe you know the non smoking ordinance will exempt a casino government. It's possible we meet again in the future I think with the casino to do is. Switch up there the model. And a lot casinos and doing man around the country. Because. The revenues are down they're and there are. Making. Not only. But casino gambling but another portion of these new models are entertained me. And so you know the the second floor. It is currently vacant. So that they can. As a briefed while back and I don't know what the status is today about. Paris. Incorporating. It lodging entertainment. Menu and took him out. They had talked to me about burning in my one man show over there but did the negotiations will Clark announced yeah you should you attribute. Our our country. It open you will. Which journalists in get in for free thank you sir and emails are missing you wanna add or not. That's all. Have a have a happy Thursday in the and look forward to in the people's business done today. They go thank you sir. I hear Garrard percent new Holland city councilman.