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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 01, 2015

Boil Water Advisory Issued for English Turn and Lower Coast Algiers

NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for English Turn and the Lower Coast section of Algiers.

May 29, 2015

City Celebrates Opening of New Andrew P. Sanzhez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center in Lower Ninth Ward

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City and State officials, and FEMA celebrated the opening of the new $20.5 million Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center (Sanchez Center) located at 1616 Caffin Street in the historic Lower Ninth Ward. This new facility replaces the previous community center that was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina.

May 28, 2015

At State of the City, Mayor Landrieu Announces Plans for Katrina 10th Anniversary

NEW ORLEANS – In his annual State of the City address today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu touted the progress the city has made over the last five years and announced the City’s plans for the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. 

May 27, 2015

New Orleans Wins MacArthur Foundation Support to Reduce Local Jail Population

NEW ORLEANS – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that New Orleans is one of 20 jurisdictions selected to receive a $150,000 grant to create a fairer, more effective local justice system. 

May 27, 2015

New Orleans Wins MacArthur Foundation Support to Reduce Local Jail Population

NEW ORLEANS – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced that New Orleans is one of 20 jurisdictions selected to receive a $150,000 grant to create a fairer, more effective local justice system. The grant is a part of the Safety and Justice Challenge—the Foundation’s $75 million initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.

May 26, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Releases Local Action Plan as Part of President Obama's 'My Brother's Keeper' Community Challenge

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans released its local action plan as part of President Obama's My Brother's Keeper Community Challenge - the  final step of the initial phase of a challenge issued by the President.

May 24, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Murder of HANO Police Officer

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement after the murder of a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) police officer today.

May 22, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Lack of Long-Term Highway Funding Bill

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a short-term extension of transportation funding after the U.S. House of Representatives approved the same bill earlier this week. Funding for highway construction was set to run out on Sunday, May 31, 2015, but today’s passage of H.R.2353, Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, creates another deadline in only two short months.

May 22, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Passage of Trade Promotion Authority by Senate

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate tonight voted to grant the Obama Administration Trade Promotion Authority. Trade Promotion Authority paves the way for the President to negotiate strong trade agreements that will level the international playing field and create jobs by expanding U.S. exports. The bill now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives for its consideration. 

May 22, 2015

City Hall Closed for Memorial Day

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans City Hall and City offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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