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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - Lynn Wolken
Some New Orleans residents and city officials are pushing back against tour operators who bus out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed.
Lynn Wolken, a veteran guide who belongs to the Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans, said many fellow guides weren't aware of the ordinance or knew it existed but saw that it wasn't being enforced.
She said no notice of a change in policy had been issued from the city's Taxicab Bureau, which regulates the 30 tour companies who charge tourists around $25 each for the Katrina tours.