Regarding “Our Views: Don’t gut storm reforms:”

The results of passing bills intended to dismantle the valiant efforts to establish a more effective and apolitical levee board is indeed grotesque. A gallant effort by the way, overwhelmingly approved by voters. Unrelated however, is the destruction of New Orleans by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina. That bit of dark history of my lovely city has been clearly proven. The responsibility for that disaster falls squarely on the shoulders of Army Corps’ incompetence and deceit. They were charged with design, construction and maintenance of the levees and failed on all three fronts.

Al DuVernay III

retired paleontologist

New Orleans