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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 03, 2015

City Announces Preparation in Advance of 2015 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the City of New Orleans provided updates on preparations as well as reminders of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations in advance of the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Parades are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

February 02, 2015

All Artist 'A' Jackson Square Permits Have Been Renewed

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today announced that no new Artist A permits will be issued in 2015 to sell art on Jackson Square. City code sets the maximum number of Artist A permits at 200 that are renewable each January. Since all 200 Artist A permits have been renewed, there are no remaining Artist A permits available to new applicants. The deadline to renew an Artist A permit was today, Feb. 2.

February 02, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents. 

February 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Discuss Preparations in Advance of 2015 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials will discuss preparations in advance of the 2015 Mardi Gras season as well as advise the public of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations. Parades are scheduled to begin this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

January 30, 2015

City of New Orleans to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auction

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold its first abandoned vehicle auction of 2015. The auction, located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Monday, February 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

January 29, 2015

Krewe du Vieux, Krewe Delusion Parking Restrictions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2015 Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion parades scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The City also encouraged the public to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

January 29, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Sign Smoke-Free Ordinance Friday

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will sign the smoke-free ordinance on Friday, Jan. 30. The New Orleans City Council unanimously passed the ordinance on Jan. 22, 2015. 

January 29, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, DA Cannizzaro & Criminal Justice Leaders to Comment on 110-ers Gang Verdict

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro and criminal justice leaders will host a news conference to comment on the guilty verdict rendered by a jury today to key members of the 110ers gang. The defendants were found guilty for, among others, the senseless murders of 5-year-old Briana Allen and Shawanna Pierce, a mother of three.

January 29, 2015

Property Tax Payment Deadline is Saturday

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today issued a reminder that Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, is the payment deadline for 2015 property taxes. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay their property taxes online or by mail on or before Saturday, Jan. 31 to avoid long lines. City Hall will extend its office hours on Friday, Jan. 30, accepting payments from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

January 28, 2015

Important Deadlines for Jackson Square Artist Permits Approaching

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans is reminding all current permit holders to renew their permits for the selling of art on Jackson Square in the French Quarter before the approaching statutory deadline on Monday. The City has previously announced that following the permit renewal process, it will manage a new, more efficient lottery system to select new Artist A permit holders for 2015.

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