I've been doing quarterly reports on Entergy's progress in replacing the historic sidewalk street tiles they destroyed near the late great Ashley Morris' house.
You may recall that Entergy had a rather snippy response to the tile issue, after Chris Rose mentioned it in a column celebrating Ashley. Here's what they said:
Those [street name] tiles will be replaced, and were in the process of being replaced before the article was written by Mr. Rose.
The discovery and restoration of the tiles was spurred by our employees doing their job well -- inspecting the work of subcontractors -- and would have been completed regardless of who "reported" the story.
At the corner of Pine and Birch the destroyed "BIRCH" street tiles HAVE NOT been replaced. The job HAS NOT been completed nearly a year after Ashley Morris reported the story. As Dr. Morris said
Make it right. It's all important.
Damn straight! It should look like this.
Fix it, you corporate mooks.
As for my own street issues, N.O. Public "Works" unplugged one of two drains outside my door, so there is less standing water. I've kept calling on a monthly basis about the drain that is still plugged. Usually they just tell me some B.S., or apologize for the wait because they are "really busy" in that department. But the last time I called they said they had fixed it. I told them that they hadn't, and they said I needed to submit a new request and should wait 1 to 2 more months before complaining again... etc.