Sick burn. Yeah, tax money is leaving the city, typical NOLA attitude.
But more is coming in. Last in every category? I don't know, it is topping the list in many categories, such as tech jobs, healthcare, influx of young professionals. I go all over the city every day and I see 'professionals' moving into areas I we all consider very bad (7th, upper 9th, Gert town, Milan) Look at Bywater, completely turned around for the most part and about to have a great riverfront park.
Uptown is pushing the nicer areas north of St. Charles through numerous restoration projects. Even in mid-city near Banks and Jeff Davis, I saw six houses on Cleveland avenue being restored, with classic corbels and lots of older style renovations. These were formerly ran down houses. The city is going in a new better direction right now. So I think the general consensus right now is more positive. Though at this point I would say the best thing to do would be to fix sewage and roads, and expand the police department and to levy whatever is needed to do it.