As a resident of New Orleans, I do understand your concerns that the federal government may not adequately follow through with its promises of financial support and rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. Citizens and citizen groups must take responsibility for examining all plans and overseeing that all deadlines are met. Constant lobbying of government agencies is required.
Also, you and your readers need to read the truth behind the Katrina disaster. Hurricane Katrina did not “demolish” New Orleans. The destruction in New Orleans occurred when levees built and supervised by the federal Army Corps of Engineers failed. As a result of their failure, over 80 percent of the city moldered in stagnant waters for over a month.
The question becomes who can get the federal government to “speed things up”? If “wealthy power brokers” have not had success, then The Queens Chronicle and citizens need to step up their pressure on the government.