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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 29, 2014

Nine Years Later: We Are Rebuilding New Orleans Back Better Than Ever Before


There are no greater, more resilient people than the people of New Orleans.

Nine years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures changed everything — that day left our city in darkness — but we knew it wasn't the end.

We faced the biggest challenge any city has ever faced. But we believed in ourselves, we came together, and we came back strong.

Our mandate was clear — bring people together to rebuild New Orleans not as she was, but as we always wanted her to be.

August 29, 2014

Stallings Gentilly Pool to Remain Open Until Sunday, September 28, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that the Stallings Gentilly Pool at 1600 Gentilly Blvd. will remain open daily until Sunday, September 28, 2014.

August 29, 2014

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of Events Schedule for the Weekend of August 29-31, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the Southern Decadence parades and events scheduled for the weekend of Friday, August 29, 2014 until Sunday, August 31, 2014. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

August 28, 2014

Mayor Landrieu commemorates Hurricane Katrina 9th Anniversary tomorrow, August 29, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA - TOMORROW, August 29, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will participate in events across the city in observance of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to highlight the progress in rebuilding the city.   

August 27, 2014

Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Brossett to hold District D meeting on Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TODAY, August 27, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will continue a series of community meetings in each council district to discuss 2015 budget priorities. This meeting will be co-hosted by District D Councilmember Jared Brossett. 

August 26, 2014

City Provides Update on Gallier Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, at Gallier Hall, located at 545 St. Charles Avenue, a small piece of the stone cornice fell from the building's front façade and damaged the granite steps below. The City has secured the area in front of the building with barricades and is assessing the condition of the building. No one was injured and no construction was underway before or during this incident. Gallier Hall will remain open and assessable through the side door on Lafayette Street.

August 26, 2014

NORDC Sets a Safety Standard on the Field and Invests in Top of the Line Football Helmets for New Orleans Youth

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is proud to announce the establishment of a city-wide tackle football safety standard by investing in top of the line youth helmets from the nationally renowned manufacturer Riddell. As NORDC marches towards National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) accreditation in the coming years, the department is proud to advance its commitment to concussion prevention among young athletes.

August 25, 2014

Civil Service Commission Approves Mayor Landrieu’s “Great Place To Work Initiative” and Increases City Employee Minimum Wage To $10.10

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans Civil Service Commission approved a package of reforms to modernize the City of New Orleans’ personnel system as part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s “Great Place to Work Initiative” and voted to increase City employee minimum wage to $10.10.

August 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Interim NOPD Superintendent Harrison and Elected Officials Partner with Local Churches to Host NOPD Recruitment Sunday

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Interim New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, representatives from the New Orleans City Council and Orleans Legislative Delegation, and NOPD leaders attended services at 20 faith-based organizations across the city in an effort to recruit qualified candidates for the NOPD.

August 22, 2014

ESSENCE Communications, the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans Announce 5-Year Contract Extension for the ESSENCE Festival™

New Orleans, LA —Today, ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks announced an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to host the ESSENCE Festival ™ through 2019.  

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