Oh man, no. The state government has been crap at governing. Jindal and his henchmen have been acting like bullies to get things done the way they want. I'm amazed at lack of common services I've seen in other cities I lived in, even Cincinnati. They have been cutting down things so much. A lot of people have been screwed over.
No recycling. Very sparse bus service outside of LSU area and downtown. It's definitely not pedestrian friendly. Horrible traffic (I think it's worse than DC in some ways)
I asked some people at work about Katrina and Gustav. They weren't even pointing fingers at FEMA and Bush. They had beef with Jindal and the state government.