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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Press Releases: 2017

April 24, 2017

Mayor Landrieu To Address Removal and Relocation of Confederate Liberty Place Statue

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will address the City’s removal and relocation of the Confederate “Battle of Liberty Place” statue on Monday, April 24 at 8:00 AM. Following his remarks, Mayor Landrieu will also take questions from the press.

April 24, 2017

City of New Orleans Begins Removal of Divisive Confederate Statues Commemorating “Cult of the Lost Cause”

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu began the process of removing statues erected to honor the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” by taking down the Battle of Liberty Place statue located on Iberville Street. The statue, one of four the City intends to move to a place where they can be put in historical context, was originally erected to honor members of the “Crescent City White League” who fought against the racially integrated City of New Orleans police and state militia. 

April 21, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will continue Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.


April 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Letter on Immigration Enforcement Compliance

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' requiring compliance on immigration enforcement from several American cities including New Orleans:

April 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Taps Germaine Simon to Serve as New Director of Juvenile Detention

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu named Mr. Germaine Simon as the Director of Juvenile Detention for the City of New Orleans. Joining the Mayor’s Public Safety Team, Simon will be responsible for implementation of best practices for the protection of children throughout the detention process. 

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Announces New Orleans’ First-Ever Equity Strategy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the EquityNewOrleans Strategy Launch to roll out the City’s first-ever equity strategy. Spearheaded by Mayor Landrieu, the Equity Strategy seeks to address inequities due to economic, racial or geographic disparities that prevent New Orleans from growing to its full capacity. 

April 20, 2017

City Completes Work to Increase Security Measures at Municipal Auditorium

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it has completed work to increase security measures at the Municipal Auditorium (1201 St. Peter St.). In an effort to secure all access points to the building, the City reinforced all doors, windows and HVAC units with steel panels. Additionally, a 24-hour security detail is stationed at the Municipal Auditorium to prevent illegal trespassing on the property.

April 20, 2017

City Issues Property Tax Reminder

NEW ORLEANS— Today, the City of New Orleans issued an important property tax reminder. At the end of April, residents will receive a supplemental property tax bill with payment due May 31, 2017. On December 10, 2016, New Orleans voters approved a new property tax millage for fire protection and renewed a tax dedicated to drainage projects.

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu and City Officials Launch Algiers Courthouse Renovations

NEW ORLEANS—Yesterday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Officials to launch the renovations of the Historic Algiers Courthouse (225 Morgan Street). The courthouse was originally constructed in 1896 and serves as the home of the Second City Court. Nearly $1.2 million in renovations are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu’s Office of Community Development Awards Over $12 Million to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing Units

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has awarded over $12 million to development partners to create or preserve over 700 affordable rental and homeownership units in the City. The announcement comes during Fair Housing Month, which was created to commemorate of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.

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