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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 09, 2015

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on Progress of MAG Unit

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Landrieu issued the following statement: "Public safety is my top priority, and there will continue to be real consequences for bad decision-making.  Today, Akein and Shawn Scott, the gunmen responsible for the 2013 Mother’s Day shooting that left 20 people injured, pleaded guilty in federal court."

September 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and City of New Orleans Applaud Successful Summer 2015 for NORDC

NEW ORLEANS - With more than 80,000 patrons visiting City recreational facilities in the first six months of 2015 alone, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans today applauded a summer of progress for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), including successful programming and openings of recreational sites and pools. 

September 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Signs Ordinance to Promote Development of More Affordable Housing in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu has signed into law an ordinance to amend the City’s Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) to promote development of more affordable housing in New Orleans. Under this CZO amendment for zoning districts that permit multifamily dwellings, developers are now allowed to build denser residential developments as long as a portion of units are committed to housing residents whose income falls below certain levels based upon the Area Median Income (AMI). 

September 09, 2015

City to Auction Four Properties This Friday

NEW ORLEANS – This Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, the City of New Orleans will auction four City-owned properties in the City Hall Council Chambers at 10 a.m. The Department of Property Management through the Division of Real Estate and Records will conduct the auction. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

September 08, 2015

City Issues Filming Notice for Algiers Residents

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to New Orleans residents in Algiers for Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. A production company will film exterior scenes on Vallette Street between Newton and De Armas streets. As a result, the specified street will close from noon until 6 p.m. Law enforcement will be on site to ensure public safety and help facilitate the work.

September 04, 2015

Traffic and Pressure Advisory: Uptown, CBD, French Quarter, Warehouse District & Central City

NEW ORLEANS - Today, New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board advised residents, businesses and motorists that the lakebound side of Nashville from Cucullu Street to Claiborne Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic on Saturday September 5th, 2015 beginning at 3 a.m. while Wallace C. Drennan Inc. doing work for the Sewerage and Water Board will be repairing a 48-inch water main at the intersection of Nashville and S. Claiborne Avenues.

September 04, 2015

City Urges Residents to Protect Themselves From Mosquitos

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board (NOMTCB) has detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes on the West Bank of Orleans Parish.

September 04, 2015

Mayor Landrieu 'Extremely Disappointed' in 'Unprecedented' Court Ruling; Seeks Appeal

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu today called a contempt of court ruling by Civil District Judge Kern Reese on firefighter pay an unprecedented action that disrupts the principle of separation of powers and said the $142 million settlement ($75.5 million in back pay plus $67 million in interest) threatens the City’s ability to deliver essential services to residents, such as police, fire, EMS, street repairs and parks and recreation. 

September 03, 2015

September Adjudicated Property Auction Sells 145 Properties

NEW ORLEANS  – On Sept. 2, the third in a series of innovative online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties brought in over $3.25 million after 345 people placed more than 12,500 bids to buy 145 of the 146 properties that were for sale. 

September 03, 2015

City Introduces New Local Hiring Policy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City will introduce a local hiring and first source policy ordinance determined to link employment opportunities created by City contracts to local and disadvantaged workers. 

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