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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 01, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Welcomes 2016 ESSENCE Festival

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu welcomed the ESSENCE Festival back to New Orleans for four days of daytime seminars, evening concerts and cultural events.

July 01, 2016

City Hall Closed for Independence Day on Monday

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

June 30, 2016

City Issues Traffic Reminders in Advance of 2016 Essence Festival

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued traffic reminders in advance of the 2016 ESSENCE Festival to be held this weekend Friday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3, 2016. Events will be held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Woldenberg Park. The festival is expected to draw over 400,000 attendees to the downtown area throughout the weekend. 

June 29, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, City Council to Hold Series of Community Meetings Across City

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council will host a series of community meetings to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending will include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders.

June 28, 2016

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Conviction of Notorious Gangster Telly Hankton

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the conviction of notorious gangster Telly Hankton in federal court.

June 28, 2016

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

NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as its vice president during the 84th USCM Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., positioning Landrieu to ascend to the office of USCM president in June 2017. Also at the conference, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett became president.

June 28, 2016

New Orleans Highlighted by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for Murder Reduction

NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch highlighted the City of New Orleans for its 30 percent decline in murders for the year at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Baltimore. In her remarks, Lynch addressed the direct results of exposure to violence at a young age, including long-term physical, mental and emotional harm, risk of failing in school and struggling to find and hold a job. 

June 27, 2016

Fix My Streets Financing Working Group to Hold Public Meeting

NEW ORLEANS —On Wednesday, June 29, 2016, the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group will hold its fourth public meeting to address New Orleans’ long-term infrastructure needs. Established by Executive Order by Mayor Landrieu, the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group has been charged with developing recommendations about how the City can pay for interior street repairs based on information presented during the public meetings. 

June 27, 2016

In Case You Missed It - 2016 State of the City

Just last week, I gave my sixth State of the City Address. New Orleans is as strong as it has been in 60 years, and it is getting stronger.  We have completely turned around City Hall finances. Retail and commercial development are booming. Our schools and  economy are improving. We are fixing our streets and reducing blight at record rates.  We are focused on rebuilding the police department and reducing crime. 

June 24, 2016

City Of New Orleans Deputy Mayor And Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin Announces Departure From City Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Deputy Mayor & Chief Administrative Officer Andy Kopplin announced that after six years of service to the City, he will leave his post in mid-August to become the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), the community foundation serving the thirteen-parish region of metropolitan New Orleans.  

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