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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 08, 2016

S&P Upgrades City's Credit Ratings To AA-

NEW ORLEANS  – Today, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings upgraded its long-term and underlying rating from ‘A+’ to ‘AA-’ on the City of New Orleans’ general-obligation debt and issued a stable outlook for all ratings. At the same time, S&P assigned its 'AA-' long-term rating and stable outlook to the City's series 2016 general-obligation refunding bonds. 

September 07, 2016

Media Advisory: Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Celebrate Opening of Five New NORDC Teen Centers

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and City officials to celebrate the opening of five new Teen Centers at NORDC facilities across the city. The Teen Centers will complement NORDC’s robust teen programming, which provides kids ages 12-17 with a safe and structured social growth environment.

September 07, 2016

City of New Orleans and FEMA to Host Flood Insurance Workshop for Residents on Thursday, Sept. 15

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the City and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will host a flood insurance workshop on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the New Orleans City Council Chambers at City Hall, 1300 Perdido St. to provide residents with information on the new updates to flood insurance rates and resources.

September 07, 2016

NORDC to Kick Off Movies in the Park 2016 Fall Season this Friday, Sept. 9

NEW ORLEANS, LA — This Friday, September 9, 2016, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) kicks off the 2016 fall season of Movies in the Park with “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” at Joe W. Brown Park (5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127).

September 06, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Greater New Orleans Foundation Donate an Additional $130,000 Raised by the NOLA PAY IT FORWARD Fund for Flood Relief

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans, in partnership with the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), will donate an additional $130,000 in grants through the NOLA Pay It Forward Fund to community organizations that are helping those affected by the recent major flooding in Louisiana. Previously, Mayor Landrieu announced $40,000 in grants to four community organizations providing immediate response and relief support. 

September 02, 2016

City Hall Closed Monday for Labor Day

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans City Hall and City offices will be closed Monday, September 5, 2016, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

September 01, 2016

City Urges Residents to Sign Up for NOLA Ready For National Preparedness Month this September

NEW ORLEANS – This September is National Preparedness Month and City officials are urging all New Orleans residents to sign up for the NOLA Ready Emergency Alert System, which provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from the City of New Orleans to residents’ cell, work or home phones via text message, e-mail or voice message. The City also urges any resident who may require special assistance during emergencies to sign up for the City’s Special Needs Registry. 

September 01, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Weekend of Sept. 2-4, 2016 Events

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of parades and events scheduled for the weekend of Friday, Sept. 2, 2016until Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

September 01, 2016

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Poydras Street

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for Poydras Street. Public safety is our top priority; motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before driving in the Central Business District and to avoid the area if at all possible.

September 01, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Signs Executive Order to Make Data More Freely Available to Public

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an executive order establishing an Open Data Policy, which will institute citywide standards for collecting, maintaining and cataloging data that is free and open to the public.

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