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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 21, 2016

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority Releases Report on Rental Housing Affordability

NEW ORLEANS – In a report released today by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA), renters in New Orleans have become more cost-burdened in recent years according to a new independent assessment conducted by the Center for Community Progress. NORA is working to implement the report's recommendations, which align with Housing for a Resilient New Orleans, the City's five-year strategy to increase affordable housing, which was released today.

June 21, 2016

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on Federal Order for an Independent Jail Compliance Director to Take Over Operations of Orleans Parish Jail

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on today’s announced federal order for an Independent Jail Compliance Director to take over operations of the Orleans Parish jail.  

June 21, 2016

City Releases NOLA FOR LIFE 2016 Progress Report

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans released the NOLA FOR LIFE 2016 Four-Year Progress Report which provides an all-encompassing view of the City’s comprehensive murder-reduction strategy. In the four years since NOLA FOR LIFE launched, there have been 86 fewer murders and an 18% lower murder rate than in the four years prior to NOLA FOR LIFE. In 2011, 55 percent of New Orleans murders were gang or group related, while that number has been cut in half today. 


June 21, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Unveils Five-Year Strategy to Increase Affordable Housing in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu unveiled Housing for a Resilient New Orleans – a five-year strategy to increase affordable housing in New Orleans with a goal to build or preserve 7,500 affordable housing units by 2021.

June 21, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Marks New Orleans' Progress over Last Six Years During Annual State of the City Address

NEW ORLEANS – In his annual State of the City address today on the rooftop of The ReFresh Project overlooking Mid-City, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu marked the progress the city has made over the last six years in education, healthcare, job creation, transportation and infrastructure.

June 20, 2016

City Launches New and Open Online System for Public Records Requests

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans launched NextRequest, a new and open online system for processing public records requests. NextRequest allows individuals to request, track and access the status of their Public Records Requests online.

June 20, 2016

Mayor Landrieu to Deliver 2016 State of the City Address Tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, June 21, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will deliver the 2016 State of the City Address.

June 17, 2016

City Launches #EquityNewOrleans Initiative

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans hosted the first of several community listening sessions to launch #EquityNewOrleans on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Ashe Powerhouse Theater in Central City. #EquityNewOrleans is a citywide initiative of the Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu to assess the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder engagement and will inform the development of future strategies and decision-making within City government. 

June 17, 2016

Traffic Advisory IPW Conference and New Orleans Pride this Weekend

NEW ORLEANS –Today, the City of New issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of parades and events scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2016, until Wednesday, June 22, 2016. 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.

June 17, 2016

Mayor Landrieu to Deliver 2016 State of the City Address This Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will deliver the 2016 State of the City Address. The speech is open to the public. Those who are not able to attend are encouraged to follow @mayorlandrieu on Twitter for live tweeting of the event using the hashtag #NOLASOTC.

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