The infrastructure of New Orleans should and needs to be City Hall's top priority. Without a good infrastructure, the city of New Orleans will be vulnerable to another disaster such as hurricane Katrina. The infrastructure will also allow the city of New Orleans to recover much faster then it is already.
No, the infrastructure of New Orleans should not be the City's top priority, because rebuilding the city is not necessarily in the city's best interest. After Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans population decreased by a large amount. It does not make sense to rebuild the city as though many more people live there than actually do. The city should focus on social welfare issues.