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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 27, 2016

Traffic Advisory for Cenral Business District

Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for a street closure on Canal Street between Burgundy Street and Basin Street/Elk Street and on Rampart Street between Iberville Street and Tulane Avenue as crews respond to a six-alarm fire on the 1000 block of Canal Street. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use Poydras Street and Claiborne Avenue as alternate routes to the Central Business District.

 
January 26, 2016

Mayor Landrieu's Fit NOLA Initiative Wins First Place in Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

NEW ORLEANS -- The City of New Orleans Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative was recently ranked first place in the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2016 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards, which honors cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. 

January 26, 2016

New Orleans Awarded Over $141 Million From HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and City, State and Federal officials to celebrate the City of New Orleans award of $141.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). HUD’s competition is designed to help state and local communities recover from past disasters while improving their ability to withstand future extreme events.

January 25, 2016

City to Host Trainings for Contractors on 'HireNOLA' and DBE program rules

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans will continue the series of free seminars to provide training on its new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contract and labor compliance software systems and HireNOLA policy. The trainings are open to the public and will be held at Delgado Community College City Park Campus, H. Giles Hall, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA  70119.

January 25, 2016

New Orleans Awarded Over $141 million from HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and City, State and Federal officials to celebrate the City of New Orleans award of $141.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)

January 22, 2016

Krewe du Vieux, Krewe Delusion Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2016 Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion parades scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. The City also encouraged the public to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

January 22, 2016

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning overnight on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, and ending Sunday morning, Jan. 24, 2016, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

January 21, 2016

City to Open Application Period for Accessible Taxicab CPNCs

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the application timeline for new Accessible Taxicab Certificates of Public Necessity and Convenience (AT CPNCs) will open on Feb. 1, 2016, and close on March 4, 2016. AT CPNCs will expand transportation options for people with disabilities by requiring operation of taxicabs which meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.

January 20, 2016

Ryan Berni Named Deputy Mayor of External Affairs

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu named Ryan Berni as Deputy Mayor of External Affairs for the City of New Orleans. In this capacity, Berni will oversee Communications, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy initiatives. These units work to communicate the message of City initiatives, as well as to ensure that City Hall is working in collaboration with all of its partners at the municipal, state and federal level.

January 19, 2016

NORDC Teen Council to Host Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball

NEW ORLEANS – On Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and Chevron will host a Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball. Led by the NORDC Teen Council, this free event will feature music by DJ Chicken, a photo booth, food, a special musical guest and the election of the 2016 Teen Council Mardi Gras Court. All Orleans Parish teens, ages 12-17, are invited to celebrate a happy and safe Mardi Gras with members of the NORDC Teen Council.  

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