City Council member Susan Guidry says patience "is wearing thin"
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's NOLA for Life plan to reduce murders in the city was under the microscope Wednesday at the City Council's Criminal Justice Committee meeting.
Questions have been raised about whether the plan is working, in light of the continuing violence in the city.
Committee chair Susan Guidry told administration officials that despite the implementaton of NOLA for Life, murders and other acts of violence continue.
"While we all recognize and understand that this crisis took many years to develop, and that the problem will not be solved overnight, our patience is wearing thin," Guidry said.
Guidry also questioned the effectiveness of the Ceasefire initiative in Central City, saying, "It seems like we're not being able to affect the murder rate there."
City Health Commissioner, Dr. Karen DeSalvo, responded, "We have not been measuring an entire year of data on the Ceasefire program quite yet. We started last fall in September, so we haven't even given them an entire year to really get out there and make a difference."
DeSalvo called Central City a high risk neighborhood with a lot of need, and she thinks it's too soon to tell what Ceasefire's impact will be there.