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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 06, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Kicks off 2017 Carnival Season

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Jan. 6, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, city officials and representatives from Carnival organizations welcomed the start of the 2017 Carnival season with the celebratory cutting of the king cake during “Kings Day.”

January 05, 2017

Mayor Landrieu to Kick off Carnival Season at Kings Day Celebration

NEW ORLEANS — Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials will join representatives from Carnival organizations to celebrate Kings Day, which marks the official start of the 2017 Carnival season. Carnival season begins on Jan. 6 each year and culminates on Mardi Gras Day, which is on Feb. 28, 2017. The celebration will include presentations from Carnival organizations and a ceremonial cutting of the king cake.


January 05, 2017

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning overnight on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, and ending Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 2017, 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.

January 05, 2017

Noise Variance Notice for the CBD

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Health Department has issued a notice of noise variance to New Orleans residents in Central Business District for Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

January 04, 2017

City Issues Jackson Avenue Traffic Advisory

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for Central City. Beginning today, Jackson Avenue between St. Charles and S. Claiborne Avenues will temporarily close one travel lane for approximately two weeks. The City’s Department of Public Works contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will begin placing new asphalt as part of the Jackson Avenue Infrastructure Improvements Project.

December 30, 2016

City Announces Deployment of Additional Traffic Safety Cameras

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced the locations of and deployment schedule for additional traffic safety cameras beginning Monday, January 9. The new cameras were previously announced during the 2017 budget process.  The new deployment, which will be rolled out through April, will include 45 permanently-fixed traffic safety cameras and 10 mobile traffic safety camera units.

December 29, 2016

City of New Orleans Announces Details of New Year Holiday Public Safety Plan and Traffic Reminders

NEW ORLEANS –Today, the City of New Orleans issued the details of the New Year Holiday Public Safety Plan and traffic reminders in advance of Allstate Sugar Bowl events and the 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration. 

December 29, 2016

City Announces City Hall Holiday Closure

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed to the public on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 in observance of the New Year’s holiday.


December 29, 2016

Curbside Glass Recycling to End in the French Quarter and Downtown Development District

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, curbside glass recycling will end in the French Quarter and the Downtown Development District (DDD). Beginning Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will add glass to its list of items accepted at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.) on the second Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.   

December 28, 2016

City Encourages Residents to Recycle Christmas Trees for Coastal Restoration

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu reminded residents that the City will continue its program of recycling Christmas trees in an effort to promote the restoration of Louisiana’s wetlands and to assist in the protection of the Louisiana coastline.

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