Towards a Clean New Orleans

Eric Connerly Data News Contributor

New Orleans continues to have a problem with trash and debris all over the city in the aftermath of Hurricane IDA. Weeks later city leaders are working hard to get things cleaned up, in this, which is the beginning of a long recovery.

But this did not stop frustrated residents of the City who’ve endured the rainy conditions last weekend to send a message to City leaders about their dissatisfaction with their response and progress of the cleanup effort.

Marchers peacefully walked from the Marigny through the streets with music playing in the background. They eventually arrived at City Hall with some placing small garbage bags near the entrance.

In response to the concerns of citizens, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is working to put more boots on the ground by announcing Operations Mardi Gras Clean Up, which pulls city employees from other departments for garbage collection.

This is a story that is far from over, as the City of New Orleans and its residents work towards rebuilding their homes and communities. In addition, city leaders are trying to come up with plans and resources towards the recovery effort.

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