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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 02, 2014

City issues traffic reminders in advance of 2014 Essence Festival

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued traffic reminders in advance of the 2014 ESSENCE Festival to be held this weekend Thursday, July 3 – Sunday, July 6, 2014. Events will be held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Woldenberg Park. The festival is expected to draw over 400,000 attendees to the downtown area throughout the weekend.

July 02, 2014

Orleans Parish Civil District Court and First City Court closed Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City announced that Orleans Parish Civil District Court and First City Court will be closed Thursday, July 3, 2014 so that repairs can be made to the building’s air conditioning system. The air conditioning system began malfunctioning after the building experienced an Entergy power surge on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

July 02, 2014

City Hall closed for Fourth of July holiday

NEW ORLEANS, LA— Today, the City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed Friday, July 4, 2014 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

July 01, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Gives Update on Response to Bourbon Street Shooting Incident and Calls for Additional State and Federal Resources to Combat Violence

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Ronal Serpas, United States Attorney Kenneth Polite, and Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans President Darlene Cusanza, and members of the New Orleans City Council to provide an update on the City’s response following the Sunday, June 29, 2014 shooting incident on Bourbon Street that injured ten people.

July 01, 2014

Mayor Landrieu to Give Update on Response to Bourbon Street Shooting Incident

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join law enforcement officials to give an update on the response to the Bourbon Street shooting incident on Sunday, June 29, 2014.

June 29, 2014

City to Begin Work on $14.7 Million Energy Smart Streetlight Conversion Program

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., Lt. Col. Mark Jernigan, Director of the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works, will be available to discuss the City’s $14.7 million Energy Smart Streetlight Conversion Program to convert approximately 20,000 streetlights to energy-efficient LED streetlights.

June 27, 2014

City to Host Disaster Recovery Business and Employment Information Job Fair

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City announced that it will hold a Disaster Recovery Business and Employment Information Job Fair on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. at New Orleans Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control Board’s office located at 2100 Leon C. Simon Boulevard.

June 25, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Announces NOLA FOR LIFE Reentry Strategy

New Orleans, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White, City Council, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, the Business Council of New Orleans and River Parishes and City officials unveiled the City’s NOLA FOR LIFE Reentry Strategy. Alongside a diverse set of service providers and business leaders, city leaders detailed plans to reduce recidivism by increasing access to employment, social services and educational support for citizens returning from incarceration.

June 23, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Honored with 2014 City Livability Award

NEW OLEANS, LA —Today, Mayor Landrieu accepted first place in the 2014 City Livability Awards Program during The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 82nd Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas. This year’s winning cities were selected by former mayors from a pool of over 200 applicants.

June 20, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notice

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to New Orleans residents in the Lower Garden District.

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