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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 14, 2015

City Reminds Jackson Square Artists to Renew Permits, Announces Revised Procedures for Certain New Applicants

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans is reminding all current permit holders to renew their permits for the selling of art on Jackson Square in the French Quarter before the approaching statutory deadline in less than three weeks. Following the permit renewal process, the City announced it will manage a new, more efficient lottery system to select new Artist A permit holders for 2015.

January 13, 2015

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices for Residents in the Bywater

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to New Orleans residents in the Bywater. On Wednesday, Jan. 14 and Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, a production company will film exterior scenes at the intersection of Chartres St. and Piety St. between the hours of 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. nightly. The sequence being filmed involves special effects containing a small fireworks display.

January 12, 2015

City Announces Schedules for Events for 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission announced the schedule of events for the City’s 29th annual MLK holiday celebration. This year's official week-long events begin on Tuesday, January 13 and will include a wreath laying ceremony, a jazz concert, a service project, and a memorial service. This year's theme, “Where Do We Go From Here?" is based on Dr. King's book, Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

January 11, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and NOPD Chief Harrison to Announce New NOPD Recruit Class

NEW ORLEANS, LA—TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison will announce the start of NOPD Recruit Class #172. The recruits will undergo 26 weeks of training, including 886.5 hours of POST certified training. Class #171, the current recruit class in training, is scheduled to graduate 29 recruits in March.

January 10, 2015

Over 150 volunteers participated in ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day in the Florida Desire Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Over 150 volunteers joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local community organizations, and residents for the ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. The event, a component of the Mayor’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE , was held at Sampson Playground and motivated residents to join efforts geared towards revitalizing the Florida Desire neighborhood.

January 09, 2015

City to Announce MLK Celebration Events in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA—On Monday, Jan. 12, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City officials and members of the New Orleans Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Planning Commission to announce citywide events planned for the upcoming 29th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday celebration.

January 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and Local Residents to Participate in Ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Saturday, Jan. 10, Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local organizations, volunteers and residents will participate in the ninth NOLA FOR LIFE Day. As part of the City’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy, tomorrow’s NOLA FOR LIFE DAY will work to revitalize the Desire and Press Park neighborhoods in and around Sampson Playground. 

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.

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