Some impressions of communications during Carnival 2010 are up and at 'em from me over at Humid City...and they apply to all seasons and all times, not just to Mardi Gras.
But now, Mardi Gras is over and done with for this year. Decorations have been put away until the next Twelfth Night comes 'round. I still must deal with two bags of throws in the trunk of my car, the stuff garnered from the beginning of the Krewe of Thoth's parade near our pal Pacrac's place. Things'll be calm for a bit, 'til Purim rolls around and then, in my 'hood, St Patrick's Day. There's always going to be something, but there won't be much that'll hold a candle to Lombardi Mardi Gras for quite a while.
Which is as it should be.
It's best for us to get cracking on all the things that our city still desperately needs. I mean, for starters, we need May 3rd to come rushing in.
We need to start reforming HANO...really reforming it this time.
And we need to be wary of Erroll Williams. Check Mominem's for more on this. The man is apparently infamous for incorrect appraisals of property taxes. And we need to do more than simply rely on Janis Lemle's tweets that corroborate the incorrectness of the appraisals: we must demand that he do his part by keeping pressure on his office to do the right thing. Is the Office of the Inspector General listening?
More will be coming up in the next few days, I'm sure of it.
We must be our own best watchdogs.
Update, 6:21 PM: More reasons to be wary of our first "lone assessor"...and to be constantly on the lookout. We all should have been paying more attention to this race, myself included.