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Comment on "Public Notice Regarding Section 106 Review of State of Louisiana, LA Department of Education/Recovery School District (RSD) Proposal to Demolish the Thomy Lafon Elementary School, 2601 Seventh Street, New Orleans, LA - Seeking Public Comment"
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Name: Tara Hernandez
City: New Orleans, Louisiana
Former Tommy Lafon School
Comments: I am in support of the proposed demolition of these buildings. The entire development will only be enhanced and more prone to success with the demolition of the structures and the brand new elementary school that will be built in its stead to serve families in the neighborhood. Additionally, the vacant buildings represent a safety and blight concern for families moving in beginning this year, and a decision against demolition could result in these buildings languishing unused for years. The school districts will be liable for the buildings and their maintenance, when monies could be better spent on students.