Since We’re ON NOLA, Anyway

…file this note under “No Bad Deed Goes Unrewarded“.

The presidency of the Orleans Levee Board is an unpaid position, or at least it was until just before Hurricane Katrina struck. In August, board President Jim Huey concluded that he was entitled to $1,000 a month for his work at the agency, retroactive to when he took the post in 1996. He came to this decision after consulting with two of the board’s contract lawyers, one of whom was his wife’s cousin, but without seeking approval from the other board members or the agency’s staff attorney. The payment worked out to about $96,000.
This move was appalling but hardly surprising…

Big EASY, indeed.

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