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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 29, 2014

City of New Orleans Issues Filming Notices

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

May 28, 2014

HUD Returns Housing Authority of New Orleans to Local Control

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that it is returning the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) to local control from federal receivership effective June 30, 2014.  HUD took possession of HANO in February 2002 for substantial default of the agency’s obligation set forth in the Annual Contributions Contract (ACC).

May 28, 2014

City Issues Reminders in Advance of Road Contruction on Perdido Street in Front of City Hall

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of scheduled road construction on Perdido Street between LaSalle Street and Loyola Avenue that will affect access to City Hall.

May 28, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan to Announce Transition Plans for The Housing Authority of New Orleans Back to Local Control

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan to make a major announcement on the transition of the New Orleans Housing Authority (HANO) back to local control. HANO has been in federal receivership since 2002.

May 27, 2014

Mayor Landrieu, Chief Serpas Welcome New NOPD Recruit Class

NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas welcomed the new recruits from Class #170 of the New Orleans Police Department’s Training Academy. The new recruit class started on Tuesday with more than 30 individuals.

May 23, 2014

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on President Obama's U.S. Housing and Urban Development Transition Announcement

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s announcement that current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan will become the next director of the White House Office of Management and Budget and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be nominated as the next HUD secretary.

May 23, 2014

New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board Advises Residents to Protect Themselves from Mosquitoes

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board (NOMTCB) has detected an elevated number of mosquitoes in the area, including the “southern house mosquito” which is the primary carrier of the West Nile virus. At this time, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has not reported any cases of West Nile virus in 2014.

May 23, 2014

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of Events this Weekend

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events held this Memorial Day weekend. The 2014 Greek Festival will be held Friday, May 23 through Sunday, May 25, 2014 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex at 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd. The Anytime Fitness 5k Walk is scheduled for Saturday, May 24, 2014 in New Orleans East.

May 23, 2014

City Hall Closed Monday

NEW ORLEANS, LA— New Orleans City Hall and City offices will be closed Monday, May 26, 2014, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

May 22, 2014

Nominees to Serve on the Sewerage and Water Board Approved by New Orleans City Council

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the New Orleans City Council reviewed and approved the eight Orleans Parish citizen nominees nominated by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to serve on the new Board of Directors for the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB). In addition, the Mayor appointed Wm. Ray Manning and Alan C. Arnold to serve on the new Board of Directors to the S&WB as syndicate members recommended by the Board of Liquidation, City Debt. The new board members will begin serving immediately.

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