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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 22, 2014

City Breaks Ground on New Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Landrieu joined City Councilmembers, City officials, and FEMA to break ground on the Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center facility at 3300 Hamilton Street. The new $3 million multi-purpose senior center will replace a 10,200 square foot, two-story facility destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The Center, operated by the New Orleans Council on Aging, will include a 19,000 square foot, two-story multi-purpose space for senior day care activities.

April 22, 2014

New Orleans Achieves 9.28 Million Visitors in 2013

NEW ORLEANS,LA - New Orleans' tourism industry welcomed 9.28 million visitors in 2013, an increase of three percent, or about 272,000 people, from 2012 (9.01 million). The 9.28 million visitors spent $6.47 billion, a 4.5 percent increase over 2012 and the highest spending in the city's history, according to a study released today.

April 22, 2014

Airport Aggressively Seeking Local DBE Companies for North Terminal Work

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) and City of New Orleans are aggressively seeking and encouraging DBEs (disadvantage business enterprises) to participate on the new $650 million North Terminal project at the Airport. Since the January announcement of the plans for a new terminal, officials have hosted two DBE outreach sessions to inform and encourage local DBE participation. The terminal is set to open ahead of the 300th anniversary of New Orleans in May 2018.

April 21, 2014

Mayor’s Office Announces New Initiative on Racial Reconciliation

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new multi-year initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community-building. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Welcome Table New Orleans, will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.

April 21, 2014

City Issues Reminders in Advance of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS, LA— With the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 25, the City issued a reminder today regarding the procedures and requirements for permitting for public parking in the festival’s vicinity as well as businesses selling goods. This year’s Festival dates are Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27 and Thursday, May 1 to Sunday, May 4.

April 21, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in Central City.

April 17, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Parking Instructions and Reminders for 2014 Crescent City Classic Race

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the Crescent City Classic 10-K road race scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 19, 2014.

April 17, 2014

City Hall Closed Friday

NEW ORLEANS, LA—New Orleans City Hall and City offices will be closed tomorrow, April 18, 2014, in observance of the Easter holiday.

April 16, 2014

Vieux Carre Commission Office to be closed Thursday, April 17, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City announced that the Vieux Carre Commission office will be closed to the public on Thursday, April 17, 2014 so the staff may attend an educational symposium.

April 11, 2014

City Issues Reminder of Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Race

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans race scheduled for Sunday, April 13, 2014. This race is a 70.3-mile triathlon, consisting of three stages: swimming, cycling, and running.

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