April 30, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – The French Market Corporation (FMC) announced today it will be returning a dividend in excess of $2 million this year to the City of New Orleans due to increased profits from three FMC-operated parking lots. The FMC, which is required to provide 20 percent of all net adjusted revenues to the City under a 1992 franchise lease agreement, will increase its annual contribution from about $1 million last year to about $2.4 million this year.
April 29, 2015
NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) invites residents to an International Jazz Day program on Thursday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere Street. The event will feature performances by New Creations Brass Band, NORDC Piano Program, The Yisrael Trio, N'iya, Lafayette Elementary and Middle School Band and Choir, and the Matthew Shilling Quartet.
April 28, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and members of the New Orleans City Council to remind residents to vote on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the upcoming special election to decide two important ballot measures.
April 27, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will participate in POLITICO Magazine’s What Works event at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center. POLITICO Magazine’s What Works is a national series of conversations about the future of cities and how cities have reimagined themselves in the face of hardship. Mayor Landrieu will appear with Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin and will discuss what New Orleans has learned about reinvention and the building blocks of resiliency.
April 24, 2015
NEW ORLEANS— Due to inclement weather, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission’s (NORDC) Movies in the Park screening of “The Princess and the Frog” originally scheduled for April 24 at Hardin Playground, 2501 New Orleans St., has been cancelled. A new date will be announced. Movies in the Park is an outdoor movie screening program for residents across the city. Movies in the Park is free and open to the public.
April 22, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – With the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 24, the City is reminding the public about the procedures and requirements for selling goods and public parking in the festival’s vicinity. This year’s festival dates are Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 and Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3.
April 22, 2015
NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) invites residents to an Earth Day Resource Fair and Panel Discussion on Wednesday, April 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere Street. The free event is open to the public and hosted by the Outdoor Programs division of NORDC.
April 21, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced the transition of Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed USMC (Ret.) from his role as Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and Director of the City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) to advisor for the Orleans Parish Communications District (OPCD).
April 20, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS – Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu and about 200 leaders from across government, industry and the non-profit sector to celebrate progress across the country on the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness and to recognize New Orleans for becoming the first major city in America to end veteran homelessness.