I live in the Marigny and pay very high property taxes. I would like to ask New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu exactly where my tax dollars are going. Our streets are awful and police protection is a joke while crime is horrendous. We were recently under another boil-water advisory (also I was one who was being double-charged by the Sewerage and Water Board for many years and was only able to get three years back). Our firefighters are owed money, and most public rebuilding projects after Hurricane Katrina have been financed by FEMA.

Where exactly, Mr. Mayor, are my tax dollars going?

Patricia Stelz

president, Stelz Nursery Inc.

New Orleans