Our Views: Curb politics on hospitals deal ~ New Orleans Advocate Editorial Board
And “the cost of cronyism” part:
HCA is offering Jefferson Parish more money for the lease, $538 million compared to Children’s $406 million, and HCA would pay a estimated $183 million in property taxes where Children’s would pay no taxes.
While I do the math let’s enjoy a lovely video:
And the answer is…..
Three hundred fifteen million dollars!!!!! That’s right close folks, close to one third of a billion dollars. Of all the boondoggles hoisted upon the taxpayers of Jefferson Parish by the Parish Council through time this one has gotta rank close to the top, far surpassing Canal Bottoms and the River Birch Landfill exclusive.
I’d say Councilmen Chris Roberts and Elton LaGasse owes the taxpaying public an explanation here. And folks we gotta give Sheriff Noodles props for doing right by the public. Stay tuned.