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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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August 26, 2014

NORDC Sets a Safety Standard on the Field and Invests in Top of the Line Football Helmets for New Orleans Youth

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is proud to announce the establishment of a city-wide tackle football safety standard by investing in top of the line youth helmets from the nationally renowned manufacturer Riddell. As NORDC marches towards National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) accreditation in the coming years, the department is proud to advance its commitment to concussion prevention among young athletes.

August 25, 2014

Civil Service Commission Approves Mayor Landrieu’s “Great Place To Work Initiative” and Increases City Employee Minimum Wage To $10.10

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans Civil Service Commission approved a package of reforms to modernize the City of New Orleans’ personnel system as part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s “Great Place to Work Initiative” and voted to increase City employee minimum wage to $10.10.

August 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Interim NOPD Superintendent Harrison and Elected Officials Partner with Local Churches to Host NOPD Recruitment Sunday

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Interim New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, representatives from the New Orleans City Council and Orleans Legislative Delegation, and NOPD leaders attended services at 20 faith-based organizations across the city in an effort to recruit qualified candidates for the NOPD.

August 22, 2014

ESSENCE Communications, the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans Announce 5-Year Contract Extension for the ESSENCE Festival™

New Orleans, LA —Today, ESSENCE Communications President Michelle Ebanks announced an extended agreement with the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans to host the ESSENCE Festival ™ through 2019.  

August 21, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, NOPD and Hospitality Industry Announce Plans to Improve French Quarter Security

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced additional steps the City, hospitality industry and community are taking to improve and enhance public safety and quality of life for French Quarter residents, employees, and visitors.

August 21, 2014

Mayor Landrieu and District E Councilmember James Gray Announce Plans for New CVS/Pharmacy in Lower 9th Ward

NEW ORLEANS, LA- Mayor Mitch Landrieu and District E Councilmember James Gray announced today that CVS/pharmacy plans to open a new store in the Lower 9th Ward next year.  It marks the first major retailer to commit to a project in the neighborhood since Hurricane Katrina.

August 21, 2014

City Announces Plans for Redevelopment of Historic St. Roch Market

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans announced plans to complete the redevelopment of the historic St. Roch Market located at 2382 St. Claude Avenue. The City, through its public benefit corporation the New Orleans Building Corporation which manages the St. Roch Market, has selected Bayou Secret, LLC to operate the building.

August 21, 2014

New Orleans Getting $24.6 to Build ADA-Accessible Sidewalk Ramps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., chair of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, today announced the City of New Orleans will receive a $24.6 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to build sidewalk ramps that will accommodate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

August 21, 2014

City and Sewerage and Water Board Announce New Plan to Coordinate Infrastructure Management

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Yesterday, the Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined the leaders of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) to announce a new plan to coordinate infrastructure management. Under a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the City of New Orleans and S&WB, an Integrated Infrastructure Management System will be created to coordinate all infrastructure projects and repairs to ensure that they are performed properly and in a timely manner.

August 20, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Hospital Service District A Board of Commissioners Celebrate Delivery, Construction, Completion and Accreditation of the New Orleans East Hospital

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined the Hospital Service District A (HSD), U.S. Congressman Cedric Richmond, State Senator J.P. Morrell, State Representative Wesley Bishop, LCMC Health CEO Greg Feirn, the New Orleans City Council and residents of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward to celebrate the accreditation and grand opening of the new, state-of-the-art New Orleans East Hospital.

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