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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 16, 2016

Heat Advisory for Thursday, June 16 until Friday, June 17

NEW ORLEANS—The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area from Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m. until Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7 p.m. The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken.

June 16, 2016

Harrell Pool and Clubhouse Closed until Further Notice to Repair Collapsed Sewer Line

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that Harrell Pool and Clubhouse at 2202 Leonidas St. will be closed to the public until further notice while the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) conducts repairs to a collapsed sewer line at the facility. 

June 16, 2016

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on Passing of Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the passing of Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier.

June 15, 2016

City's Network for Economic Opportunity to Host Community Meeting this Saturday in the Claiborne Corridor to Solicit Input for Updates to Master Plan

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that The Network for Economic Opportunity will host two community meetings to solicit input for updates to the City’s Master Plan for residents and community groups that live, work or worship in the Claiborne Corridor. 

June 15, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Public Safety Officials to Discuss Preparations Ahead of New Orleans Pride 2016 Celebration

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join local, state and federal public safety officials to discuss preparations ahead of the New Orleans Pride 2016 celebration, which will take place this Friday, June 17, 2016, until Sunday, June 19, 2016.

June 15, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Calls on Federal Government to Make Homeland Security a Priority by Supporting Local Law Enforcement

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on the United States federal government to make homeland security a priority by providing more resources to local law enforcement in wake of last weekend’s deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, FL. In an opinion editorial published on, Mayor Landrieu advocated for Congress to immediately fund a reinvigorated COPS Program to help local governments hire more police officers.

June 15, 2016

New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center Closed Today to Repair Sewer Line

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center at 1100 Milton St. in the St. Bernard Area neighborhood will be closed to the public today, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, so that the City and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans can repair a clogged sewer line impacting the facility. 

June 14, 2016

City to Host #EquityNewOrleans Community Listening Session

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans will host a community listening session to launch #EquityNewOrleans, a citywide initiative to assess the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder engagement. The results of this process can be used to inform the development of future strategies and decision-making within City government in order to build a more equitable New Orleans.

June 14, 2016

City Reopens Lakebound Lanes of Canal Street Following Repairs to Collapsed Tunnel and Damaged Roadway

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials to reopen the lakebound lanes of Canal Street that were repaired following the collapse of an underground tunnel. Repairs to both the tunnel and roadway above were safely and efficiently completed in less than seven weeks. The project, which will be paid for by City emergency funding, was completed at a cost less than the projected $5 million budget.

June 14, 2016

City Recognized Nationally for Creation of Healthy Programming for Children

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has been recognized by national nonprofit KaBOOM! as part of its 2016 Playful Cities USA initiative for developing innovative ways to attract residents through family friendly activities. This recognition is a direct result of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s commitment to increasing recreational programming across the city and focusing on healthy initiatives for the New Orleans children.  

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