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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 22, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Elected Second Vice President of U.S. Conference of Mayors

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as its second vice president during the 83rd USCM Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., positioning Landrieu to ascend to the office of USCM president in June 2017. Also at the conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake became the first African-American female president of the organization, while Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett became vice president.

June 22, 2015

New Orleans City Planning Commission Announces Public Hearings for 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Plan

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) will begin holding public hearings this week to consider the 2016–2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five-year program for City expenditures for permanent physical improvements. 

June 20, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Murder of New Orleans Police Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu today issued the following statement after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the force.

June 19, 2015

Fit NOLA Parks and NORDC to Present Hollygrove Community Family Fest on June 20 and Algiers Community Family Fest on June 27

NEW ORLEANS – Fit NOLA Parks and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) are presenting  two free community family fests in June.  Both events will feature activities for all ages including field games, Fit NOLA Parks fitness activities, wet and dry inflatables, Bingo games, a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament, Chevron Football Toss and giveaways, and a community resource area.  Free healthy food options will also be available.

June 19, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Calls for Flags in City to be Lowered to Half-Staff Through Independence Day

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered all American and City of New Orleans flags on City property in New Orleans to be lowered to half-staff beginning at dawn on June 20, 2015, and ending at dusk on July 4, 2015, in remembrance of and out of respect for the lives lost to hate and violence on the streets of America, as well as the nine lives lost in Wednesday’s shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C. 

June 18, 2015

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Gert Town

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory to temporarily closure portions of Drexel Dr. and Washington Ave. near Xavier University. The City is currently constructing an elevated pedestrian crossing over Washington Ave., the Washington Ave. Drainage Canal and Drexel Dr.

June 18, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority by U.S. House

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to grant the Obama Administration Trade Promotion Authority. Trade Promotion Authority will pave the way for the President to negotiate trade agreements that will level the international playing field and create jobs by expanding U.S. exports. The bill now heads to the U.S. Senate for its consideration.

June 18, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Charleston Church Shooting

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the tragic shooting Wednesday at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were fatally wounded by a gunman.

June 17, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Announces Commission to Restore Historic Gallier Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA— On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu introduced the committee charged with raising private funding to restore historic Gallier Hall. The Gallier Hall Preservation Committee seeks to raise $5 million for interior restoration of this important public civic space, in addition to the public funds committed to restore the building’s exterior.

June 17, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans Business Alliance Board of Directors Names Quentin L. Messer, Jr. New CEO

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), the public-private partnership charged with economic development for the City of New Orleans, has hired Quentin L. Messer, Jr. to lead NOLABA as president and CEO effective July 1, 2015. He has most recently served as assistant secretary for Louisiana Economic Development (LED).

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