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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 01, 2015

City to Celebrate Opening of Marigny Portion of Crescent Park

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City and State officials and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) will celebrate the opening of the Marigny portion of Crescent Park with a ribbon cutting of the Mandeville Crossing pedestrian bridge and elevators. The Mandeville Crossing is an elevated walkway crossing over the Mississippi River floodwall and active railroad lines and connects Elysian Fields Avenue to the Mandeville Shed and Ellipse.

July 01, 2015

New Orleans EMS and Health Department Warn of Heat-Related Emergencies

NEW ORLEANS – As temperatures begin to soar during the summer months, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the New Orleans Health Department are urging residents and visitors to take the necessary steps to prevent heat-related emergencies.

July 01, 2015

Abandoned Vehicle Auction to be held July 7

NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., the City of New Orleans’ Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its third abandoned vehicle auction of 2015. The auction will be located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70127. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Monday, July 6, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

July 01, 2015

First Online Auction for Adjudicated Properties Now Underway

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans began the first in a series of online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties. The auction is now underway and will end at 8:00 p.m., subject to a rolling close in the case of last-minute competitive bidding. The City is selling more than 80 properties throughout the city, providing winning bidders with full ownership of each property.

July 01, 2015

Second of Three NOPD Pay Raises Takes Effect Today

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the second of three pay raises for the New Orleans Police Department goes into effect, boosting the pay for officers of all rank by five percent. 

June 30, 2015

NORDC Teen Council Presents NOLA teen vocal and dance competition

NEW ORLEANS--Tomorrow, the NORDC Teen Council will host the NOLA Teen Vocal and Dance Competition featuring special guests Kourtney Heart and Rebirth Brass Band. The event is free for NORDC Teen Camp participants who meet attendance requirements and $5 for general admission. Open auditions were held June 17-20, from which teens were selected to perform in the talent competition. Acts include singing, dancing and spoken word. The grand prize is $250 for 1st place. 

June 29, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on President Obama Signing Trade Promotion Authority into Law

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after President Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority legislation into law. Trade Promotion Authority paves the way for the President to negotiate trade agreements that will level the international playing field and create jobs by expanding U.S. exports.

June 26, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Calls on State to Recognize Supreme Court Ruling

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on the State of Louisiana to immediately recognize today’s Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges and begin issuing marriage licenses to all couples in Louisiana after Gov. Bobby Jindal and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell have refused to do so.

June 26, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

June 25, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in King v. Burwell on tax-credit subsidies for coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act..

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