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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 16, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Announce Firefighters Settlement

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials will announce the settlement that was reached with the New Orleans Firefighters Union. The settlement resolves a decades-old legal dispute between the City and the Firefighters Union and puts in place reforms to the firefighters pension fund.

October 15, 2015

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events on Oct 16-17, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events for the weekend of Oct.16 – 17, 2015. The public is encouraged to be patient and to prepare for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

October 15, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Presents 2016 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed operating and capital budgets for 2016 to the New Orleans City Council. The $592.7 million proposed operating budget is completely balanced and continues to invest in top priorities, including, public safety, job creation, recreation, streets and streetlights and blight reduction, while delivering high quality services for New Orleans residents.   

October 13, 2015

City Announces That Residents Can Call 311 With Voting Questions

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans announced that 311 is now available to take calls and answer questions about voting.   Residents may also continue to direct voting questions to the Registrar of Voters Office,  but 311 operators are able to handle overflow calls.  

October 09, 2015

City Announces Staff Changes to Blight Reduction Team

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a series of staffing changes to the City’s Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau.

Pura Bascos, Director of the City’s Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau, will be leaving New Orleans after over four years of service to assist the Detroit Land Bank Authority with blight reduction.

October 09, 2015

City of New Orleans reminds residents of remaining monthly recycling drop-off dates for 2015

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation reminded residents of this year’s remaining Recycling Drop Off Days, every second Saturday at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A recycling drop off day will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 10.

October 08, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passing of Chef Paul Prudhomme

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement upon the passing of Chef Paul Prudomme. Prudomme was prominent New Orleans chef who popularized authentic Creole and Cajun cuisine and was an international ambassador of Louisiana’s unique culture. 

October 08, 2015

NORDC Continues Movies In The Park this week

NEW ORLEANS —The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will continue the Fall 2015 season of Movies in the Park on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, with “Annie” at Norwood Thompson Playground, 7200 Forshey St.

October 08, 2015

City to host NOLA FOR LIFE CeaseFire New Orleans Community Engagement Event in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS—Tomorrow, City of New Orleans officials and NOLA FOR LIFE CeaseFire partners will host a community engagement event at Kenilworth Playground in New Orleans East. The event will bring together people and organizations who are working together to create safer communities for the people of New Orleans – particularly New Orleans East. 

October 07, 2015

Mayor, Chief Harrison Attend Justice Department's Summit on Violent Crime

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison are attending the Summit on Violent Crime in Washington, D.C., hosted by Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The summit is bringing together law enforcement and federal, state and local government leaders from across the country to discuss effective violence reduction strategies. Landrieu and Harrison are attending at the invitation of the Attorney General.

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