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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 21, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events this Weekend Oct. 22-23, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events this weekend Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, and Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. The public is encouraged to be patient and to prepare for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

October 21, 2016

City’s Department of Public Works, Sewerage & Water Board to Present on City’s $2.4B Capital Improvement Program that will Create Thousands of Jobs

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, October 24, 2016, the Executive Director of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, Cedric Grant, and Director of Public Works, Mark Jernigan, will present an overview of the City’s Capital Improvement Program to the New Orleans City Council Public Works, Sanitation & Environment Committee.

October 21, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Announces NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 13

NEW ORLEANS —Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA, today announced the start of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 13, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support. The free eight-week season will tip-off at St. Bernard Recreation Center (1500 Lafreniere St.) 

October 21, 2016

City of New Orleans Announces Garbage Collection Contracts and Millions in Savings to Taxpayers

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that two local companies Richard’s Disposal Inc. and Metro Service Group won a low bid to provide garbage collection under two new contracts that will result in approximately $4 million in savings to the City in 2017 and $5.386 million every year through the seven-year term of the contracts. 

October 20, 2016

NORDC Invites Community Organizations to Host Spring 2017 Movies in the Park

NEW ORLEANS  — Today, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that it is seeking community organizations to partner with and host Movies in the Park events spring 2017. The Movies in the Park program is a 12-week series of free family-friendly movies shown on Friday nights at locations throughout the City.  Booster Clubs, non-profit organizations, schools, and other community organizations in good standing may apply to host a Movies in the Park event. 

October 20, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Named Chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection

NEW ORLEANS – This week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx appointed Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP). Mayor Landrieu will represent state and local governments on and serve as the Chairman of the Committee. 

October 20, 2016


NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a package of proposed reforms to be presented to the New Orleans City Council aimed at regulating, taxing and enforcing short term rentals (STRs) in the City of New Orleans. In response to residents’ concerns, full-time, whole-home short term rentals in residential districts will be prohibited.

October 20, 2016

British Airways Announces Non-Stop Service to London from New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, British Airways announced it will begin year-round service to London from New Orleans beginning March 27, 2017. This new international non-stop flight departs four times per week from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to London Heathrow (LHR). From London Heathrow, British Airways’ passengers can connect seamlessly to over 130 destinations in Europe and beyond. This announcement welcomes the Airport’s sixth international destination.

October 19, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: New Orleans to Make Special Airport Announcement

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join the New Orleans Aviation Board, regional elected leaders and city and state officials to make a special announcement for the future of the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.


October 18, 2016

City of New Orleans and 2018 Commission Begin Interior Restoration of Historic Gallier Hall

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined members of the New Orleans Tricentennial 2018 Commission’s Gallier Hall Preservation Committee to announce the start of interior restoration work at historic Gallier Hall. This restoration work has been made possible, in part, by a generous donation from The Helis Foundation, who contributed $145,000. In 2015, the 2018 Commission launched a $5 million private fundraising campaign to support the restoration and preservation of Gallier Hall.

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