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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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January 23, 2015

Health Department Leads Marketplace Enrollment Efforts

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) is leading efforts to enroll citizens in low cost health insurance plans through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace).  Along with other local healthcare partners, the City is working to share information with the community and facilitate enrollment during the open enrollment period which ends Feb. 15, 2015.

January 23, 2015

Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon and Half Marathon slated for Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. The event is expected to draw more than 16,000 runners to the city. A detailed description and map of the race’s route is included below. Race participants that are driving to the race are encouraged to park in downtown long-term lots and carpool whenever possible. 

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 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.

January 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Once Again Calls For Additional State Resources to Combat Violence

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu again called for additional resources from the State of Louisiana to combat violence. On July 1, 2014, and August 14, 2014, Mayor Landrieu also previously sent letters to Governor Bobby Jindal requesting additional State support in battling violence in New Orleans.

January 02, 2015

Communications Director Garnesha Crawford Announces Departure from City Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Director of Communications Garnesha Crawford announced that she will leave her post on Jan.16, 2015, to pursue a position with Bloomberg Philanthropies in New York City. Crawford has served as the City’s Communications Director since July 2013. In this capacity, she manages media relations on behalf of the City and serves as the spokesperson for Mayor Landrieu.

January 02, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Announces 43 Year Historic Low in Murder for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials announced that the number of murders in New Orleans reached a 43-year low in 2014. At 150 – the lowest number of murders since 1971 – the downward trend represents the third consecutive year that murders have declined in the city and the lowest murder rate in over a decade with 39.6 victims per 100,000 people. 

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