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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 26, 2015

City Employee Selected As Government Technology's Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, Drivers

NEW ORLEANS – Government Technology magazine has named Oliver Wise, director of performance and accountability for the City of New Orleans, to its Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers – 25 individuals or teams who exemplify transformative use of technology that’s improving the way government does business and serves its citizens. 

March 25, 2015

Noise Variance Notice for the Iberville Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Health Department has issued notices of noise variances to New Orleans residents in the Iberville neighborhood for Thursday, March 26, 2015. Residents are advised to be patient and expect to hear loud noises outside of the normal hours outlined in the City’s noise ordinance.

March 25, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Law Enforcement, Business and Resident Leaders Announce Plan to Improve French Quarter Safety

NEW ORLEANS —Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced additional steps the City, hospitality industry, business community, and resident groups will take to improve and enhance public safety and quality of life for French Quarter residents, workers, and visitors.   The announcement included shorter-term plans for NOPD details to be paid by individual businesses and a hotel self-assessment.

March 24, 2015

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu on 2 Canal Street

Mayor Landrieu issued a statement after the Selection Committee for the 2 Canal Street Redevelopment RFP selected Carpenter/Woodward (Four Seasons) as the preferred developer to redevelop the iconic building that sits at the foot of Canal Street.

March 20, 2015

Mayor Statement on Incident at Louis Armstrong International Airport

The situation at Louis Armstrong International Airport is under control and the airport is secure. There is no threat to the public at this time, and the airport is returning to normal operations.

March 20, 2015

Prytania Street Between Milan Street and Marengo Street to be Closed to Traffic for Six Weeks

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

March 20, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

March 20, 2015

City Launches Website to Educate Public on Smoke-Free Ordinance

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today launched a website to educate the public on the new smoke-free ordinance scheduled to take effect on April 22, 2015. In addition to smoking restrictions that already exist under state law, the new ordinance will restrict smoking and vaping (use of electronic smoking devices) in many locations throughout the city of New Orleans, including most bars, restaurants, casinos and workplaces. 

March 19, 2015

NORDC to Host Easter Egg Hunts in March

NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host family-friendly Easter egg hunts at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park on Saturday, March 21 and at Cut-Off Park on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both dates. 

March 13, 2015

March Recycling Drop-Off Day Adjusted Due to St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans reminded residents of a change in this month’s recycling drop-off days.  Recycling drop-off days are held every second Saturday at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Due to the St. Patrick's Day Parade, this month’s date has been adjusted to March 21, 2015.

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