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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 13, 2014

City of New Orleans to Hold Medical Needs Emergency Preparedness Exercise

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it will hold a medical needs emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 to promote hurricane preparedness. During this exercise, teams of volunteers from the New Orleans Health Department, New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps, and the U.S. Public Health Service will visit the homes of 140 medically at-risk citizens. 

October 10, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, City and State Officials, and FEMA Celebrate Opening of New Joseph M. Bartholomew, Sr. Club House

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City and State officials, and FEMA celebrated the opening of the new $4.6 million Joseph M. Bartholomew, Sr. Club House in Pontchartrain Park. The new, 8,500 square foot Club House includes communal dining and concession areas, a pro-shop, computer classroom community meeting space and administrative offices.

October 09, 2014

Department of Labor Commits $8.2 Million to Support Workforce Development and Training in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond, Delgado Community College Chancellor Joan Davis and officials from across the city to feature recent commitments by the U.S. Department of Labor to support workforce development efforts in the region. 

October 03, 2014

City Opens Application Process For Certificates of Public Necessity and Convenience

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the Taxicab and For Hire Vehicle Bureau has opened the application process for qualified individuals and companies to apply for Certificates of Public Necessity and Convenience (CPNC). This is the first opportunity for issuance of CPNCs since the City’s limousine regulations were updated to allow use of third-party applications. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 13, 2014.

October 03, 2014

City Launches NoticeMe, A New Online Tool For Receiving Early Notification of Land-Use Changes

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans launched a new early notification online tool to inform citizens of land-use information and of opportunities for public comment on proposed land-use changes. The NoticeMe app, now available at, generates custom emails filtered by meeting date, geography, and type of issue. 

October 02, 2014

City Adopts New Parking Policy for Mobility Impaired Residents and Visitors

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the New Orleans City Council passed an ordinance that will eliminate fees for disabled residents and visitors as part of an ongoing effort to make New Orleans more accessible for those who are physically disabled. 

October 02, 2014

City Installing New Parking Meters Downtown

NEW ORLEANS, LA – This week, the City of New Orleans began installing new, improved solar-powered parking meters downtown. Rollout of the new meters is phased with the transition occurring first in the Central Business District and then the French Quarter. All existing meters will be replaced citywide by the end of this year.

October 01, 2014

City Requests Proposals for Redevelopment of 2 Canal Street

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Building Corporation are seeking qualifications and proposed development concepts from experienced real estate developers for the redevelopment of the 33-story building and site of the former World Trade Center located at 2 Canal Street.

October 01, 2014

New Orleans Recreation Development Commission to Host Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that it will hold a job fair for part-time site supervisors on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the NORDC Milne Campus, 5420 Franklin Avenue.

October 01, 2014

GE Foundation Commits $1.5 Million to Support New Orleans Skills and Economic Development

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The GE Foundation announced today a $1.5 million grant to help fill the advanced manufacturing and water management skills gap in New Orleans.  This grant will support Delgado Community College’s ongoing efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel to work at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

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