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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 23, 2016

City Announces Improvements to Welcome More Limited-English Speakers to the City

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City announced a series of improvements to the lobby of City Hall to welcome and better serve all of its residents. A large multilingual welcome sign, international flags and an electronic directory with offices listed in English, Spanish and Vietnamese were installed earlier this year.

February 23, 2016

City Hall, NORDC Facilities to Close at 1 p.m. in Anticipation of Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – In anticipation of severe weather forecasted throughout the area, City Hall and all New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) facilities will close at 1 p.m. today.  According to the National Weather Service, severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy wind gusts, is expected to develop in New Orleans this afternoon and last through the evening.  P

February 23, 2016

City Provides Update on Ridesharing Operations Since Introduction to New Orleans Market in Spring 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans provided an update to the New Orleans City Council Transportation and Airport Committee on ridesharing operations and their impact on the taxicab industry since being introduced to the New Orleans market last year. In April 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance permitting ridesharing that creates definitions and regulations for the operations of Transportation Network Companies (TNC) and TNC vehicles.  

 

February 22, 2016

City of New Orleans Announces Accolades for Updated Healthy Vending, Food Service Policy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced a more progressive approach to improving the workplace environment through vending and food services guidelines designed to drive healthier eating habits. These guidelines will provide stronger nutritional standards for vending machines on City properties, thus giving City employees and residents access to healthier food options.

February 22, 2016

Mayor Landrieu to Welcome Ambassador of France Gerard Araud to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will welcome the Ambassador of France in the U.S., Gérard Araud, during his first official visit to New Orleans. Ambassador Araud’s visit will underscore the rising success of French immersion programs throughout the state, as well as the vibrant growth of commercial trade and economic partnerships between France and Louisiana. 

February 22, 2016

City to Announce Accolades for Healthy Vending, Food Service Policy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans will announce a progressive approach to improving the workplace environment through vending and food service guidelines designed to drive healthier eating habits. These guidelines will provide strong nutritional standards for vending machines on City properties, thus giving City employees and residents access to healthier options. 

February 19, 2016

City Announces Sale of Blighted Lake Terrace Shopping Center

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the former Lake Terrace Shopping Center at 1532 Robert E. Lee Blvd. in the Gentilly neighborhood will be redeveloped by local developer Kenneth Lobell. Since it was flooded during Hurricane Katrina, this private property has sat blighted and vacant. 

February 18, 2016

Fix My Streets Financing Working Group to Hold Third Public Meeting

NEW ORLEANS —On Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group will hold its third public meeting to begin the process of finding solutions to address New Orleans’ long-term infrastructure needs.

February 18, 2016

City to Hold Lottery for Jackson Square Artists and Vendors

NEW ORLEANS —Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it will hold a lottery for qualified artists and vendors to obtain permits necessary to sell art in Jackson Square in the French Quarter on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

February 18, 2016

NORDC Hiring Over 100 Summer Lifeguards

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is hiring over 100 lifeguards for the summer 2016 pool season. Public safety is our top priority, so all NORDC lifeguards are required to have a lifeguard certification.

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