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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 21, 2017

City of New Orleans and New American Economy Release Report Showing Economic Power of Immigrants in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans joined think tank New American Economy (NAE) to release a report documenting the economic impact of immigrants in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Accounting for seven percent of the overall population, the foreign-born of New Orleans make an outsized contribution to the local economy through their high rates of entrepreneurship, large tax contributions, and spending power.

March 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Report Naming City Uncooperative

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) report naming the City of New Orleans uncooperative: 


“First and foremost, the NOPD does now and will continue to follow federal laws and focus on arresting people who commit crime, regardless of their immigration status. 

March 17, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Youth Study Center Streets Project (Pilotland Area)

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans’ construction contractor, Dieudonne Enterprises, Inc., has reduced traffic to one lane in portions of the Pilotland neighborhood to accommodate construction of the Youth Study Center Streets project.  Traffic is reduced to one travel lane on the following streets:  Cadillac Street (Harrison Avenue to Foy Street), Davey Street (Milton Street to Davey Street), and Harrison Avenue (Davey Street to Cadillac Street) for approximately one month.

March 17, 2017

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events Scheduled for March 18-19

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the events scheduled for March 18-19, 2017. Throughout these events, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

March 17, 2017

Mid-City Neighborhood Now A New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission Member

NEW ORLEANS—On March 2, 2017, the neighborhood of Mid-City left the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee (NCDAC) and became a member of the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC). The NCDAC reviews demolition applications within the district and provides recommendations to the City Council.  By becoming a local historic district, demolition requests in Mid-City will only have to be heard by the HDLC, streamlining the process for demolition.

March 17, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will continue Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

March 16, 2017

City Launches Digital Equity Challenge to Increase Technology Use Among Low-Income and Minority Residents

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and Citymart, launched the Digital Equity Challenge to promote digital pathways to opportunity. Targeting groups that are underrepresented in technology like low-income residents, minorities, women, people living with physical or mental disabilities, children, and elderly users, this challenge will connect our most vulnerable residents to economic, social and cultural opportunities through digital technology.

March 16, 2017

New Orleans Aviation Board Votes to Expand and Finance Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport North Terminal Project

NEW ORLEANS–Today, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) formally voted to expand and finance the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport North Terminal Project, bringing the total number of gates from 30 to 35.  The five gate expansion and new opening date – February 2019 – comes as the airport has exceeded all passenger enplanement targets and added new international airlift to Europe and South America. 

March 16, 2017

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu: Trump Budget Would be Devastating for New Orleans and America’s Cities

NEW ORLEANS– The budget proposal released by the White House today sets the wrong priorities for American Cities and Metropolitan areas and will not keep President Trump’s promise to make America stronger and more secure.

March 16, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Announces STRIVE Future Leaders Program Supporting Youth Involved in Justice System

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the latest initiative of the Network for Economic Opportunity, STRIVE Future Leaders. An arm of the City’s STRIVE New Orleans program, STRIVE Future Leaders supports young adults between the ages of 18–24 who have been involved in the justice system. 

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