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Louisiana Recovery Authority Collection

Collection 299

Louisiana Recovery Authority. Collection, 2005-2008, n.d.

3 feet; 40 volumes

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated South Louisiana, claiming 1,464 lives and destroying more than 200,000 homes and 18,000 businesses. In the aftermath of these storms, Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco created the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA), planning and coordinating body that led one of the most extensive rebuilding efforts in the world. Appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate, the organization’s 33-member body with secured funding for the recovery, coordinated across jurisdictions, supported community recovery and resurgence, ensured integrity and effectiveness, and planned for the rebuilding of Louisiana. The Louisiana Recovery Authority was the result of an executive order in 2005 and in was made a statute through Act 5 of the 2006 1st Extraordinary Session of the Louisiana Legislature.

This collection contains all the working files from the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA). Included are correspondence, publicity, committee material, reports, task force material, and other documents.

John T. Landry donated the collection.

Note: Folder 3-41 is RESTRICTED

Series:

A. Correspondence 1-01 through 1-04
B. Publicity 1-05 through 2-07
C. Committees 2-08 through 3-08
D. Reports 3-09 through 3-45
E. Conference Material 3-46 through 3-47
F. Documents 3-48 through 3-53
G. Other 3-54 through 3-62
H. Media 3-63 through 3-64
I. Oversize Volumes

Inventory:

Box 1
  A. Correspondence
    1-01 2005
    1-02 2006: January – June
    1-03 2006: July – December
    1-04 2007: no date
  B. Publicity
    1-05 News Clippings: 27 September – 20 December 2005
    1-06 News Clippings: 10 January – 31 March 2006
    1-07 News Clippings: April – May 2006
    1-08 News Clippings: July 2006
    1-09 News Clippings: 4 August – 24 September 2006
    1-10 News Clippings: October – December 2006
    1-11 News Clippings: January – 12 April 2007
    1-12 News Clippings: 13 April – July 2007
    1-13 News Clippings: August – December 2007
    1-14 News Clippings: January – February 2008
    1-15 Louisiana Speaks: Articles, etc., 2006
    1-16 “Still in the Aftermath”, “Pecan Island Struggles to Find Peace”, “Rebuild in a Place Without Children”, 20 September 2006
    1-17 “Victory in Vermilion”, “One Year After Rita”, “Still Standing Strong”, 24 September 2006
    1-18 “The Chronicle of Philanthropy”, 17 August 2006
    1-19 “Choosing Our Community’s Future: A Citizen’s Guide to Getting the Most Out of New Development”, by David Goldberg, no date
    1-20  Report on Louisiana Healthcare Delivery and Financing System, no date
    1-21 “Re-Thinking Louisiana”, 14-15 December 2005
    1-22 “Louisiana Rebirth: Restoring the Soul of America” Progress Report, 30 November 2005
    1-23 Long-Term Community Recovery Planning Process: A Self-Help Guide, December 2005
    1-24 Louisiana Economic Outlook, 2007-2008
    1-25 Center for Excellence for Disaster Management, Miscellaneous Material, 2007-2008
    1-26 Currents, a Publication of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Summer 2006
    1-27 CDBG, Funding of Utility Restoration Costs, 2006
    1-28 CABL, Council for a Better Louisiana, 2005
    1-29 “Building Your Louisiana House: Homeowners’ Guide to Shaping the Future for Louisiana Living”, LSU Ag Center, no date
    1-30 “South Louisiana Rural Recovery Fund, We Will Be There”, by the Community Foundation of Acadiana, no date
    1-31 Program Management and Disaster Recovery Capabilities, 13 March 2006
    1-32 The Aspen Institute, October 2005
    1-33 The Challenges of Recovery & Rebuilding from Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, no date
    1-34 Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise, An innovative Collaboration Between Industry, Government, Universities, LITE, August 2005
       
Box 2
    2-01 Comprehensive Coastal Protection Master Plan for Louisiana Preliminary Draft, no date
    2-02 The LRA Charrettes, February – March 2006
    2-03 America’s Energy Corridor Louisiana Serving the Nation’s Energy Needs. Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, no date
    2-04 Snapshot of Current PA Obligations by Parish, 23 October 2006
    2-05 “The Road Home: Building a Safer, Stronger, Smarter Louisiana”, 30 July 2007 (Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco’s Road Home Program)
    2-06 Dutch Delta Technology, Fact Sheets of Expertise on Water Management & Flood Control, 2005/2006
    2-07 State of Maryland, Coastal Bays, 2004
  C. Committees
    2-08 LRA Minutes, June 2006
    2-08.1 LRA Minutes, 26 April 2006
    2-09 Health Care: Minutes, August 2006
    2-10 Health Care: Reports, News Clippings, Emails, 2006
    2-11 Health Care: Discussion Points and Goals, Correspondence, 2006
    2-12 Health Care: Reforming the System, Writings, October 2006
    2-13 Health Care: Reports, Emails, 2006
    2-14 Health Care: Correspondence, Meeting Material, 2007
    2-15 Joint Steering and Executive Committees on Disaster Planning, Crisis Management, Recovery and Revitalization, 23 October 2006
    2-16 Task Force Hope: Hurricane Protection Update, 3 November 2005
    2-17 Task Force: LRA Economic and Workforce Development Board Committee, Infrastructure, and Transportation, Meeting Agenda, Program Material, Briefings, 6 September 2007
    2-18 Task Force: Southwest-LRA, Emails, Proposals, Recommendations, 2007
    2-19 Task Force: Recovery Resource Fair, Rita Report, News Clippings, 18 October 2006
    2-20 Task Force: Southwest Louisiana – LRA, Vermilion Parish, Cameron Parish, 2007
    2-21 Task Force: Rural Recovery, CD, 2006
    2-22 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 2 February 2006
    2-23 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, October 2006
    2-24 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 14 June 2006
    2-25 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 8 March 2006
    2-26 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 14 December 2005
    2-27 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 12 January 2006
    2-28 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 12 April 2006
    2-29 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 6 September 2006
    2-30 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 25 July 2006
    2-31 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 9 May 2006
       
Box 3
    3-01 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 9 May 2006
    3-02 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 9 May 2006
    3-03 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 2005
    3-04 Task Force: Environmental – LRA, 2005
    3-05 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 2006
    3-06 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 2005
    3-07 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 2006
    3-08 Task Force: Infrastructure and Transportation, 2007-2008
  D. Reports
    3-09 Post Disaster, Restoration of Utility Infrastructure in Louisiana, October 2005
    3-10 Second Wind, Building up Small Businesses, April 2006
    3-11 Sustainable Louisiana Utility Infrastructure Recovery Program, May 2006
    3-12 Town of Delcambre Proposal, 2006
    3-13 Town of Erath Proposal, 2006
    3-14 Abbeville/Vermilion Parish, 2006
    3-15 Cameron Parish Recovery, 2005
    3-16 Jefferson Parish, March 2006
    3-17 St. Bernard Parish Recovery
    3-18 Vermilion Parish Initiatives and Priority Items, 2005
    3-19 Vermilion Parish Louisiana Speaks, Louisiana Long Term Recovery Planning, 2005
    3-20 Planning for a New Era, August 2006
    3-21 Catholic Schools, August 2006
    3-22 Commenting Imbalance, August 2007
    3-23 Entergy New Orleans Request for Community Development Blackout, September 2006
    3-24 FEMA’s Flood Recovery Guidance
    3-25 Summary of Impacts. Fenstermaker, Bill
    3-26 Possibilities of Providing Support for the Rebuilding of New Orleans, Preliminary Remarks, 2006
    3-27 Gulf States Regional Community Policy Institute, 2006
    3-28 Hardee Home Center, Inc. Proposal, November 2008
    3-29 Home Anchoring Systems
    3-30 Lafourche Parish Public Hearings on Preliminary FEMA Advisory Base Flood Elevations, 2006
    3-31 Louisiana and the Netherlands, February 2006
    3-32 Louisiana Recovery Authority Government Workshop Summaries, December 2005
    3-33 Economic and Workforce Development, October 2005
    3-34 Office of Lt. Governor, Report on Accomplishments, January – July 2006
    3-35 Action Plan, 2005 Recommendations
    3-36 Louisiana National Guard, Executive Summary, July 2006
    3-37 LRA – Quarterly Report, February – May 2006
    3-38 Office of Conservation, January 2006
    3-39 Port Issues, January 2006
    3-40 “The Road House”, December 2006
    3-41 CV/Resumes (RESTRICTED)
    3-42 Red Cross Press Kit (includes CD)
    3-43 Louis Armstrong, New Orleans International Airport
    3-44 Policy Link, Lifting Up What Works
    3-45 National SGEK, National Science
  E. Conference Materials
    3-46 Louisiana Factory Building, Systems Symposium, 12-13 June 2006
    3-47 Louisiana Recovery and Rebuilding Conference, 10-12 November 2005
  F. Documents
    3-48 Flood Advisory, (FEMA Flood Advisory Elevation Resolution), 16 December 2005
    3-49 Coastal Protection Committee, Resolution, 16 December 2005
    3-50 National Day of Remembrance of Hurricane Katrina, 2006, by the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Signed by President George W. Bush. Program: Remembering, Reclaiming, Renewing: A Mass Commemorating the First Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France on Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA, 29 August 2006
    3-51 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Outreach and Education Campaign, 16 December 2005
    3-52 Legislation and Bills, by Governor, House, Senate (proposed and passed), 2006
    3-53 Governor Blanco’s Louisiana Recovery Initiatives, November 2005
  G. Other
    3-54 Living Cities: The National Community Development Initiative, 2005
    3-55 Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P. Correspondence and List of Awards, 2005
    3-56 Oak Creek Homes, Brochure and Model
    3-57 Greenblock Insulated Concrete Forms, Brochures
    3-58 LITE, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Articles, Brochure
    3-59 DOW in Louisiana, Brochure, Flyer
    3-60 Porter Corporation Frame and Panel Buildings, Oak Creek Homes, Edition #1, April 2006
    3-61 Louisiana Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide, Volume 1
    3-62 Notes, handwritten
  H. Media
    3-63 DVD: “Rita, The Forgotten Storm”, LPB; CD: Starting Point, Report from the Louisiana Recovery    and Rebuilding Conference, December 2005; CD: “Katrina/Rita, Presentation, Tech South
    3-64 DVD:  “Homeward Bound III: Preparing for Hurricane Season”, TCA, the Community Action  Agency for Orleans Parish. “Homeward Bound, a guide for rebuilding New Orleans”
  I. Volumes
    1. LCPR Plan Formulation Atlas (draft), 16 April 2007
    2. LRA Board Meeting, 26 October 2005
    3. LRA Board Meeting, 11 November 2005
    4. LRA Board Meeting, 1 December 2005
    5. Environmental Task Force Meeting, 14 December 2005
    6. LRA Board Meeting, 16 December 2005
    7. LRA Board Meeting, 13 January 2006
    8. Legislative Housing Summit, 31 January 2006
    9. LRA Board Meeting, 20 February 2006
    10. LRA Addressing Challenges of Recovery and Rebuilding
    11. DirectAir Holdings LCC, (John Miller)
    12. A Collaborative Effort to Focus on Post-Hurricane Recovery and Planning, 10-12 November  2005
    13. ENTERGY, Application for Block Grant, 22 March 2006
    14. ENTERGY, Application for Block Grant, 22 March 2006
    15. LRA Board Meeting, 12 February 2007
    16. LRA Board Meeting, 12 January 2007
    17. LRA Board Meeting, 12 February 2008
    18. LRA Board Meeting, 19 April 2006
    19. LRA Board Meeting, 25 June 2007
    20. LRA Board Meeting, 10 April 2007
    21. LRA Board Meeting, 14 December 2006
    22. LRA Board Meeting, 14 March 2007
    23. LRA Board Meeting, 10 May 2007
    24. LRA Board Meeting, 15 June 2006
    25. LRA Board Meeting, 17 May 2006
    26. LRA Board Meeting, 16 March 2006
    27. Gulf Coast Recovery and Outreach Plan, (Resource One Consulting, Johnson Bros., J & J Omega)
    28. ENTERGY, Application for Block Grant, 22 March 2006
    29. LRA Board Meeting, 6 July 2006
    30. LRA Board Meeting, 12 October 2006
    31. LRA Board Meeting, 14 September 2006
    32. LRA Board Meeting, 10 August 2006
    33. LRA Board Meeting, 11 September 2007
    34. LRA Board Meeting, 30 July 2007
    35. LRA Board Meeting, 6 November 2006
    36. LRA Board Meeting, 11 December 2007
    37. 11 October 2007
    38. St. Bernard Parish Planning, Waggoner & Ball Architects with Tulane Regional Urban Design Center, 2006
    39. Vermilion Parish Long Term Community Recovery Plan, Hurricane Rita, 24 September 2005