Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LatiNola Advising Mayor-Elect on the Next Police Chief

I was thrilled to read today in the Times-Picayune that my friend and colleague, Lucas Diaz, Executive Director of Puentes-New Orleans, has been chosen by Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu to serve on his Advisory Committee in the search for a new Police Chief.

As a board member of Puentes, I am doubly pleased. I think it shows wisdom and political savvy on the part of Mitch Landrieu to involve Lucas on this committee. It builds upon the beginnings of reforming the NOPD to be more in tune with the Latino community. Lucas is a fine, upstanding, and exceedingly talented community leader. Congratulations, Lucas!

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