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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 06, 2015

Orleans Criminal Justice Leaders Working Together to Right Size Jail Population

NEW ORLEANS –Today, representatives of the Mayor’s Office, Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office and other local criminal justice agencies will travel to Chicago as part of an ongoing strategic planning process for the MacArthur Foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, an initiative to reduce over-incarceration in local jails by changing the way Americans think about and use jails.

October 06, 2015

Monthly Online Auction for Adjudicated Properties on Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS  – The City of New Orleans will host its fourth in a series of online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., subject to a rolling close in the case of last-minute competitive bidding. The City is scheduled to sell about 100 properties throughout the community, where winning bidders will receive full ownership and title insurance for each property.

October 05, 2015

City of New Orleans Celebrates First Anniversary of Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Club House

NEW ORLEANS  – Tomorrow, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways will  celebrate the first anniversary of the $4.6 million Joseph M. Bartholomew Sr. Club House in Pontchartrain Park. The 8,500-square-foot Club House includes communal dining and concession areas, a pro-shop, a computer classroom, community meeting space and administrative offices. The facility also includes upgraded driving range lighting, a new cart storage warehouse, and restroom facilities.

October 05, 2015

NOFD Reminds Residents of Importance of Smoke Alarms for National Fire Prevention Week

NEW ORLEANS – It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from Oct. 4-10, 2015 the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) has joined forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to “Hear the Beep, Where You Sleep”.  

October 02, 2015

City Takes Another Step Toward Replacing Fire Truck Fleet

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) took the another step toward replacing its fleet of fire trucks after the City allocated funds to do so and as final lease payments are made on the current fleet. The NOFD issued an invitation to bid for the purchase of new fire trucksallowing the NOFD to begin a replacement plan for its entire fleet of fire apparatus over the next few years.

October 02, 2015

NORDC and Chevron to Connect Local Leaders with New Orleans Youth

NEW ORLEANS—Tomorrow, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and Chevron will host the Chevron Future Leaders Leadership Seminar – an event aimed at connecting local civic and business leaders with local New Orleans teenagers to offer guidance on civic responsibility, communication, public speaking and professionalism. Invited teenagers are members of NORDC’s Teen Council, which empowers young people by developing a social growth environment through structured programs. 

October 01, 2015

French Quarter Residents Invited to Oct. 6 Public Information Meeting to Discuss Proposed Economic Development District

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans will host a public information meeting on Oct. 6, 2015, to inform French Quarter residents about a measure on the Oct. 24 ballot that will provide long-term funding for State Police and other public safety services in the French Quarter.  Representatives of the Mayor’s office, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and Louisiana State Police will be on hand to answer questions

October 01, 2015

City Receives $825,000 Grant for 'NOLA FOR LIFE' Re-Entry Program

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice has awarded the City of New Orleans $824,665 to strengthen community-based re-entry efforts in Orleans Parish in order to reduce recidivism and the incarceration rate. 

October 01, 2015

City Council Passes Mayor's Local Hiring Policy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans City Council passed Mayor Landrieu’s proposed ‘HireNOLA’ policy that requires certain contractors to prioritize Orleans Parish residents when hiring and to demonstrate good-faith efforts to hire local and disadvantaged workers. The policy is part of Mayor Landrieu’s Economic Opportunity Strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to new opportunities. 

October 01, 2015

City Announces Napoleon Avenue Roadway Configuration Upon Completion of SELA Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works announced the proposed roadway configuration of Napoleon Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue and Constance Street upon completion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA) scheduled for late 2015.

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