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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 07, 2015

New Orleans First Major city in Nation to End Veteran Homelessness, One Year Earlier Than Federal Goal

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans is the first major city in the nation to end homelessness among Veterans as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness. 

January 07, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS, LA— The National Weather Service expects the temperature or wind chill factor in New Orleans to fall to 35 degrees or below overnight on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, and again on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. All residents should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather. The City advises residents to protect their homes and businesses by dripping their faucets and wrapping their exposed pipes in rags, towels or newspaper. 

January 06, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Make Major Announcement on Veteran Homelessness in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join members of the New Orleans Interagency Council on Homelessness, Veterans, military leaders, partners from the federal government, and national homelessness advocates at the National World War II Museum to make a major announcement on First Lady Michelle Obama’s nationwide iniatiative, the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.

January 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Once Again Calls For Additional State Resources to Combat Violence

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu again called for additional resources from the State of Louisiana to combat violence. On July 1, 2014, and August 14, 2014, Mayor Landrieu also previously sent letters to Governor Bobby Jindal requesting additional State support in battling violence in New Orleans.

January 02, 2015

Communications Director Garnesha Crawford Announces Departure from City Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Director of Communications Garnesha Crawford announced that she will leave her post on Jan.16, 2015, to pursue a position with Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City. Crawford has served as the City’s Communications Director since July 2013. In this capacity, she manages media relations on behalf of the City and serves as the spokesperson for Mayor Landrieu.

January 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Announces 43 Year Historic Low in Murder for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the number of murders in New Orleans reached a 43-year low in 2014. At 150 – the lowest number of murders since 1971 – the downward trend represents the third consecutive year that murders have declined in the city and the lowest murder rate in over a decade with 39.6 victims per 100,000 people. 

December 31, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Wishes New Orleanians a Safe and Happy New Year


2014 has been a great year for New Orleans. We made real progress to reduce the murder rate, create new jobs and improve opportunities for our kids. New Orleans is on a roll and the recovery is on track. Our population is growing, property values are up and neighborhoods across the city are coming back strong.

December 31, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Announces 2014 Employee of the Year

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Yesterday, Mayor Landrieu recognized long-time city employee Mr. Thomas Terry.

Mr. Terry is known as being a tireless worker and supportive manager who can find a solution to any problem with city facilities. Currently the Building Superintendent in the Department of Property Management, Mr. Terry often spends seven days a week at City Hall and Civil District Court.


December 31, 2014

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of New Year's Eve Celebration, Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade, Game

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, and Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015. Throughout these events, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

December 30, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Touts Economic Development and Job Creation for 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA- Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu applauded the successes of the City’s economic development efforts during 2014. Throughout the year, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the New Orleans Business Alliance continued to celebrate the attraction of nationally recognized retailers and the continued distinction of New Orleans as a hub for economic innovation and growth.

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