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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 12, 2016

City to Host Second #EquityNewOrleans Community Listening Session

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans will host its second Community Listening Session as a part of #EquityNewOrleans, a citywide initiative to assess the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder engagement. The results of this process will be used to inform the development of future strategies and decision-making within City government in order to build a more equitable New Orleans. 

September 12, 2016

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu & City Officials Join 100 Resilient Cities In Celebrating First Anniversary Of Resilient New Orleans, World's First Comprehensive Resilience Strategy

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Deputy Mayor, CAO, and Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Jeff Hebert were joined by 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) to celebrate the first anniversary of Resilient New Orleans, the world’s first-ever comprehensive resilience strategy, which has guided the city beyond recovery from Hurricane Katrina and onto resilience building for the years to come. 

September 12, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Signs Gun Safety Ordinance into Law

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance into law aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans. Led by City Councilmembers Jason Williams and James Gray, the New Orleans City Council unanimously passed the Gun Safety Ordinance yesterday. The Gun Safety Ordinance makes new requirements for reporting a lost or stolen gun, makes all NORDC facilities “firearm-free zones” and criminalizes the negligent carrying of a concealed firearm.

September 09, 2016

City Releases 'ResultsNOLA' 2016 Mid-Year Performance Report

NEW ORLEANS – Today, in keeping with his commitment to improve efficiency and effectiveness in City government, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the ResultsNOLA 2016 mid-year performance report. This report includes results from more than 350 performance measures that align to Mayor Landrieu’s strategic priorities of public safety, sustainable and resilient communities, economic development, healthy children and families and open and effective government.

September 09, 2016

Fitch Ratings Upgrades City's Credit Rating to A+

NEW ORLEANS  – Today, Fitch Ratings upgraded its long-term and underlying rating from ‘A-’ to ‘A+’ on the City of New Orleans’ general-obligation debt and issued a stable outlook for all ratings. At the same time, Fitch assigned its 'A+' long-term rating and stable outlook to the City's series 2016 general-obligation refunding bonds. 

September 09, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Weekend of Sept. 10-11, 2016 Events

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of parades and events scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, until Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

September 08, 2016

City Announces New Tools to Further Improve Sales Tax Collections

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced the implementation of new tools to further improve sales tax collections. During today’s Regular Meeting of the New Orleans City Council, ordinances were approved to strengthen enforcement and give the City more tools to hold businesses accountable.

September 08, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials Celebrate Opening of Five New NORDC Teen Centers

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), City officials and community partners and sponsors to celebrate the opening of five new Teen Centers at NORDC facilities across the city. The Teen Centers will complement NORDC’s robust teen programming, which provides kids ages 12-17 with a safe and structured social growth environment.

September 08, 2016

City Issues Reminder of Enforcement of Vending Laws at Saints Games

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued a reminder about enforcement of vending laws for Saints home games.  The City's Department of Finance in conjunction with the New Orleans Police Department will strictly enforce City ordinances relative to illegal vending in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome area at Saints home games. 

September 08, 2016

City of New Orleans to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auction

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, September 13, 2016, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold its fourth abandoned vehicle auction of 2016. The auction will take place at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue and begin at 9:00 a.m. The vehicle preview day and buyer registration is on Monday, September 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.


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