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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 02, 2014

Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Palmer Announce Agency Partnership to Redevelop Former City Incinerator Site in Algiers

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer announced that the City of New Orleans and the Louisiana Land Trust (LLT) will partner to demolish the former City incinerator site located at 2300 Hendee Street in Algiers. The blighted, City-owned structure has sat vacant since it closed in 1975. The demolition is the first step in an overall strategy to redevelop the site and put it back into commerce.

May 01, 2014

UNITY and Partners Announce Further Reductions in Homelessness

NEW ORLEANS,LA - Today, UNITY of Greater New Orleans announced that homelessness in Orleans and Jefferson parishes dropped 15 percent over the past year. Chronic homelessness dropped even further, by 30 percent, according to UNITY, a collaborative of more than 60 agencies working to prevent and solve homelessness in the two parishes.

May 01, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Recovery School District and Orleans Parish School Board Hosts NOLA "Senior Shout Out" Event to Recognize College Bound Seniors

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Recovery School District (RSD), and Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) celebrated New Orleans’ college bound seniors at the inaugural NOLA Senior Shout Out event at Gallier Hall. The event created and hosted by the city’s education leaders aimed to give New Orleans seniors a shout out for their hard work and dedication as they prepare to embark on the next chapter of their educational pursuits.

 

April 28, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Announces Nominations of New Members to the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the eight Orleans Parish citizen nominees to serve on the new Board of Directors for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB). In October 2013, Orleans Parish voters overwhelming approved a City Charter amendment to reform the governance of the board including requiring professional qualifications, reducing its size, shortening term lengths, and imposing term limits.

April 25, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Central Business District (CBD).

April 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Releases Report on Cultural Economy

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the “2013 New Orleans Cultural Economy Snapshot,” an in-depth analysis of the value of the City’s cultural economy.

April 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, City Council Appropriate $14.7 Million to Convert Streetlights to Energy-Efficient Lighting

NEW ORLEANS, LA—This week, the New Orleans City Council passed a resolution at the request of the Landrieu administration to authorize approximately $14.7 million in one-time Energy Smart funds to convert old streetlights to energy-efficient LED fixtures on the east bank of Orleans Parish. LED lights have a 7-10 year life span (compared to 2-3 years for conventional), use 30-50% less energy, and provide better lighting.

April 25, 2014

Spirit Airlines Adds New Destinations to New Orleans Market

NEW ORLEANS, LA– The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will add two (2) new destinations from New Orleans.  On August 1, 2014, Spirit Airlines will begin a daily non-stop flight from New Orleans to Houston (IAH) and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) with their all-Airbus fleet. The flight to Ft. Lauderdale is timed to allow for their many connections to Central America from that city.

April 23, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Uptown area.

April 22, 2014

City Breaks Ground on New Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Landrieu joined City Councilmembers, City officials, and FEMA to break ground on the Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center facility at 3300 Hamilton Street. The new $3 million multi-purpose senior center will replace a 10,200 square foot, two-story facility destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The Center, operated by the New Orleans Council on Aging, will include a 19,000 square foot, two-story multi-purpose space for senior day care activities.

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