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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 24, 2015

City Issues Stop Work Order on New Jail for Violating City Code, Failing to House All Populations

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans’ Department of Safety & Permits issued a stop work order on all construction of the new Orleans Parish jail due to flagrant violations of City Code and failing to build a jail that can house all populations, including those with medical and mental health needs – a key requirement in the permits approved by the City Council. 

June 24, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Partners and Community Celebrate First Year of Welcome Table

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Landrieu hosted a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans initiative, along with participants in the initiative, the Kellogg Foundation, the William Winter Institute and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. The event highlighted the participants’ racial reconciliation projects and their commitment to the process. 

June 23, 2015

New Orleans Selected as Finalist for National Disaster Resilience Competition

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro announced on Monday that the City of New Orleans has been selected as a finalist to compete in the second and final phase of HUD’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). 

June 23, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Join Partners, Community to Celebrate First Year of Welcome Table New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Mayor Landrieu will host a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans initiative, along with Welcome Table New Orleans participants, the Kellogg Foundation, the William Winter Institute and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. The event will take place at Mahalia Jackson Theatre and highlight the participants’ racial reconciliation projects and their commitment to the process.

June 22, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Elected Second Vice President of U.S. Conference of Mayors

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as its second vice president during the 83rd USCM Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., positioning Landrieu to ascend to the office of USCM president in June 2017. Also at the conference, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake became the first African-American female president of the organization, while Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett became vice president.

June 22, 2015

New Orleans City Planning Commission Announces Public Hearings for 2016-2020 Capital Improvement Plan

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) will begin holding public hearings this week to consider the 2016–2020 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five-year program for City expenditures for permanent physical improvements. 

June 20, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Murder of New Orleans Police Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu today issued the following statement after the murder of NOPD Officer Daryle Holloway, a 22-year veteran of the force.

June 19, 2015

Fit NOLA Parks and NORDC to Present Hollygrove Community Family Fest on June 20 and Algiers Community Family Fest on June 27

NEW ORLEANS – Fit NOLA Parks and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) are presenting  two free community family fests in June.  Both events will feature activities for all ages including field games, Fit NOLA Parks fitness activities, wet and dry inflatables, Bingo games, a 3-on-3 teen basketball tournament, Chevron Football Toss and giveaways, and a community resource area.  Free healthy food options will also be available.

June 19, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Calls for Flags in City to be Lowered to Half-Staff Through Independence Day

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered all American and City of New Orleans flags on City property in New Orleans to be lowered to half-staff beginning at dawn on June 20, 2015, and ending at dusk on July 4, 2015, in remembrance of and out of respect for the lives lost to hate and violence on the streets of America, as well as the nine lives lost in Wednesday’s shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in Charleston, S.C. 

June 18, 2015

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Gert Town

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory to temporarily closure portions of Drexel Dr. and Washington Ave. near Xavier University. The City is currently constructing an elevated pedestrian crossing over Washington Ave., the Washington Ave. Drainage Canal and Drexel Dr.

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