Our project was required by ISTEA regulations to have a governmental sponsor. Because we never received any serious interest from the Morial administration (City of New Orleans, Mayor 1994-2002 ), we approached the Regional Planning Commission to act as our sponsor.
The RPC staff was very helpful but had their own set of guidelines to be met before they could meet our request. After months of answering their questions and concerns, the 745 restoration project was presented to the full commission and was adopted by the full membership.
Victory was only momentary, as we were soon informed that the Regional Planning Commission was not a suitable governmental sponsor since it had no power to raise money from taxes.
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Riley as LASTA’s next Chief Operations Officer/Chief Mechanical Officer. Mr. Riley will oversee day-to-day operations, implementing the organization’s strategic plans. In addition, working closely with our Read more…