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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 20, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and the City of New Orleans to Host President Obama, Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton to Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and Showcase City’s Resilience

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Landrieu and the City of New Orleans will welcome President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as they visit New Orleans to commemorate the10th  Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and showcase the city’s resilience. 

August 19, 2015

Fit NOLA's Healthy Hero July Winner Announced

NEW ORLEANS- Today, Fit NOLA, Whole Foods Market New Orleans and Rock and Roll NOLA announced Eric and Maleka Beal as the July 2015 Healthy Hero awardees. A “Healthy Hero” is a New Orleanian dedicated to improving the physical and nutritional wellness of their community.

August 18, 2015

NORDC Encourages Residents to Register for Fall Programming

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is hosting a Fall Expo on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at eight recreation centers across the City. During the Expo, patrons will be able to register for dance, fitness, aquatics, music and art classes. There will also be information about the NORDC Teen Council, athletics programs, special events and more. 

August 17, 2015

Mayor Signs Living Wage Ordinance

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law an ordinance requiring City contractors and recipients of grants be paid a “living wage” of $10.55 per hour and provide a minimum of seven paid sick days. 

August 16, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Thank Cities for their Generosity and Visit With Former New Orleans Residents to Invite Them Back Home Ahead of Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANSAhead of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, and Houston, Texas, to thank those cities for their open arms after the storm, to meet with former city residents and faith leaders displaced by the catastrophic storm and share with them the region’s growth, recovery, and long-term resilience planning a decade later, and encourage them to come back home. 

August 15, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Passing of Dr. Norman McSwain

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement about the passing of New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Surgeon, Dr. Norman McSwain, who died on Tuesday, July 28 at the age of 78.  McSwain served as the Police Surgeon for the New Orleans Police Department and the Medical Director for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the past 30 years. 

August 14, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to mark 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in Address to the National Press Club

NEW ORLEANS  - A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans’ recovery efforts and progress ensuring the city’s long-term resilience at a National Press Club luncheon on Aug. 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

August 12, 2015

City Announces Mental Health Resources During Katrina 10th Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the City of New Orleans Health Department and the Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) announced efforts to raise awareness of mental health resources in advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

August 11, 2015

Landrieu, Harrison and Advocates Announce Reforms to Sexual Assault Response

NEW ORLEANS— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, and advocates announced systemic reforms underway that are necessary to thoroughly investigate sexual assault and to respect and protect sexual assault survivors. Among the reforms, the Sex Crimes Unit has moved to the New Orleans Family Justice Center so that survivors can meet with detectives and connect to support services at the same time. 

August 11, 2015

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Marengo Street Between Pitt and Prytania Streets

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the upcoming road closure on Marengo Street between Pitt and Prytania streets to repair portions of the roadway as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore Hurricane Katrina related sub-surface utilities and roadway damages.

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