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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Announce 2014-2015 Recipients of Wisner Donation Funds

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Landrieu will announce the 2014-2015 recipients of Wisner Donation Funds. The Edward Wisner Donation was created from the estate of Edward Wisner to the City of New Orleans as a 100-year charitable trust in 1914. The Wisner Donation supports local needs in the areas of beautification, education, recreation or human services, awarding 62 grants to local organizations serving the New Orleans community for the 2014-2015 cycle.

February 05, 2015

Copa Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between New Orleans and Panama

Panama City, Panama, Feb. 05, 2015Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., {NYSE: CPA} and member of the Star Alliance global airline network, today announced it will begin nonstop service four times a week between New Orleans, La., and Panama, Republic of Panama, on June 24, 2015.  New Orleans will be Copa Airlines’ 11th U.S. destination and its 71st overall.

February 04, 2015

February Recycling Drop-Off Day Adjusted Due to Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans reminded residents of a change in this month’s recycling drop-off days.  Recycling drop-off days are held every second Saturday at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Due to Mardis Gras, this month’s date has been adjusted to Feb. 21, 2015.

February 03, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Aviation Board Announce New International Airline

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, Mayor Landrieu will join the New Orleans Aviation Board to introduce a new international airline offering service from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. 

February 03, 2015

City Announces Preparation in Advance of 2015 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the City of New Orleans provided updates on preparations as well as reminders of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations in advance of the 2015 Mardi Gras season. Parades are scheduled to begin Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

February 02, 2015

All Artist 'A' Jackson Square Permits Have Been Renewed

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today announced that no new Artist A permits will be issued in 2015 to sell art on Jackson Square. City code sets the maximum number of Artist A permits at 200 that are renewable each January. Since all 200 Artist A permits have been renewed, there are no remaining Artist A permits available to new applicants. The deadline to renew an Artist A permit was today, Feb. 2.

February 02, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 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. 

February 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Discuss Preparations in Advance of 2015 Mardi Gras

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials will discuss preparations in advance of the 2015 Mardi Gras season as well as advise the public of parking instructions, traffic restrictions and safety regulations. Parades are scheduled to begin this Friday, Feb. 6, 2015.

January 30, 2015

City of New Orleans to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auction

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold its first abandoned vehicle auction of 2015. The auction, located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Monday, February 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

January 29, 2015

Krewe du Vieux, Krewe Delusion Parking Restrictions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2015 Krewe du Vieux and Krewe Delusion parades scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. The City also encouraged the public to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

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