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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Releases Report on Cultural Economy

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the “2013 New Orleans Cultural Economy Snapshot,” an in-depth analysis of the value of the City’s cultural economy.

April 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, City Council Appropriate $14.7 Million to Convert Streetlights to Energy-Efficient Lighting

NEW ORLEANS, LA—This week, the New Orleans City Council passed a resolution at the request of the Landrieu administration to authorize approximately $14.7 million in one-time Energy Smart funds to convert old streetlights to energy-efficient LED fixtures on the east bank of Orleans Parish. LED lights have a 7-10 year life span (compared to 2-3 years for conventional), use 30-50% less energy, and provide better lighting.

April 25, 2014

Spirit Airlines Adds New Destinations to New Orleans Market

NEW ORLEANS, LA– The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is pleased to announce that low-cost carrier Spirit Airlines will add two (2) new destinations from New Orleans.  On August 1, 2014, Spirit Airlines will begin a daily non-stop flight from New Orleans to Houston (IAH) and Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) with their all-Airbus fleet. The flight to Ft. Lauderdale is timed to allow for their many connections to Central America from that city.

April 23, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Uptown area.

April 22, 2014

City Breaks Ground on New Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Landrieu joined City Councilmembers, City officials, and FEMA to break ground on the Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center facility at 3300 Hamilton Street. The new $3 million multi-purpose senior center will replace a 10,200 square foot, two-story facility destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The Center, operated by the New Orleans Council on Aging, will include a 19,000 square foot, two-story multi-purpose space for senior day care activities.

April 22, 2014

New Orleans Achieves 9.28 Million Visitors in 2013

NEW ORLEANS,LA - New Orleans' tourism industry welcomed 9.28 million visitors in 2013, an increase of three percent, or about 272,000 people, from 2012 (9.01 million). The 9.28 million visitors spent $6.47 billion, a 4.5 percent increase over 2012 and the highest spending in the city's history, according to a study released today.

April 22, 2014

Airport Aggressively Seeking Local DBE Companies for North Terminal Work

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) and City of New Orleans are aggressively seeking and encouraging DBEs (disadvantage business enterprises) to participate on the new $650 million North Terminal project at the Airport. Since the January announcement of the plans for a new terminal, officials have hosted two DBE outreach sessions to inform and encourage local DBE participation. The terminal is set to open ahead of the 300th anniversary of New Orleans in May 2018.

April 21, 2014

Mayor’s Office Announces New Initiative on Racial Reconciliation

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new multi-year initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community-building. Funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Welcome Table New Orleans, will bring citizens of different racial groups and backgrounds together to build relationships that lead to improvements in key areas throughout the city.

April 21, 2014

City Issues Reminders in Advance of the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS, LA— With the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 25, the City issued a reminder today regarding the procedures and requirements for permitting for public parking in the festival’s vicinity as well as businesses selling goods. This year’s Festival dates are Friday, April 25 to Sunday, April 27 and Thursday, May 1 to Sunday, May 4.

April 21, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in Central City.

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