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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 22, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority by Senate

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate tonight voted to grant the Obama Administration Trade Promotion Authority. Trade Promotion Authority paves the way for the President to negotiate strong 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. House of Representatives for its consideration. 

May 22, 2015

City Hall Closed for Memorial Day

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans City Hall and City offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

May 21, 2015

Mayor Issues Executive Order Affirming Discrimination Will Not Be Tolerated in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued an executive order aimed at clarifying to the nation that New Orleans is a welcoming city where discrimination in any form is not tolerated. 

May 20, 2015

City Responds to Metropolitan Crime Commission Report

NEW ORLEANS — In response to a report issued by the Metropolitan Crime Commission (MCC) today that erroneously links the downward trend in overall arrests to NOPD force size, City officials explained the reduction in arrests is the direct result of smarter policies adopted and implemented by the City over the past five years.

May 20, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Super Bowl Bids

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the City of New Orleans was invited to bid on hosting the 2019 and 2020 Super Bowls. 

May 20, 2015

NORDC Invites Seniors to Senior Potluck Social

NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) invites seniors to a Senior Potluck Social on Thursday, May 21 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave.  The event is free and open to the public.

May 19, 2015

New Orleans Selected for National Effort to Drive Innovation in Community Engagement

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has been selected to join the City Accelerator, a $3 million program of the Citi Foundation and Living Cities to help 11 cities in the United States pilot leading innovations in local government.

May 12, 2015

City Announces Redevelopment Process for Piazza D'Italia Parking Lot

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans and the Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) – the City’s public benefit corporation – are seeking qualifications and proposed development concepts from experienced real estate developers for the development of the site located at 542 Tchoupitoulas and 545 South Peters streets, parking lots adjacent to the world renowned Piazza d’Italia, an urban public plaza.  

May 08, 2015

Mayor Proposes Two Police Pay Raises On Heels of Strong Revenue Forecasts

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the City will exceed its 2014 revenue forecast by $14.6 million – ending at $536.1 million – as a result of responsible budgeting and aggressive economic development. The City will also revise its 2015 revenue forecast upwards from $536.9 million to $549.1 million. 

May 07, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Participate in Aspen Forum and Opportunity Youth Panel

NEW ORLEANS — Friday, May 8, 2015 Mayor Mitch Landrieu will provide remarks as part of a panel discussion presented by the Aspen Forum for community solutions and Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund in partnership with Jobs For The Future (JFF). The panel discussion will explore global lessons on innovation in system leadership and how they can be applied in New Orleans to improve outcomes in education and employment – including reducing youth-on-youth violence.

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