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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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December 16, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Continues to Streamline Government by Merging Public Benefit Corporations

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, in keeping with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s commitment to create better efficiencies in City government, the New Orleans City Council passed an ordinance to merge the City’s two public benefit corporations, the New Orleans Building Corporation (NOBC) and the Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC). These two public benefit corporations are both charged with leasing, developing and managing real estate assets in New Orleans.

December 15, 2016

Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Meet with President-Elect Donald Trump Today in New York

NEW ORLEANS —Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will meet with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, NY.

December 13, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Celebrates Opening of New Mid-City Library Location

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials celebrated the opening of the newly-relocated Mid-City Library (4140 Canal St.) This $200,000 investment, housed in the city’s historic landmark Automotive Life Insurance Building, includes over 9,000 square feet of literature, entertainment and educational opportunities for New Orleans residents.

December 12, 2016

Mayor Landrieu To Cut Ribbon on New Mid-City Library Location

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Public Library will celebrate the opening of the new Mid-City Library branch. The Mid-City library has moved to the historic Automotive Life Insurance Building at 4140 Canal St. The new two-story location includes a collection of over 14,800 books, audiobooks, DVDs and CDs, as well as a larger children's room, a dedicated teen space and a Spanish-language collection.

December 09, 2016

City Hosts Eleventh STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans hosted the eleventh STRIVE New Orleans (STRIVE NOLA) graduation ceremony. Launched in March 2015, STRIVE NOLA seeks to connect disadvantaged jobseekers to employment opportunities by providing workforce case management, job readiness training and supportive services.


December 09, 2016

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 13 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA will continue Season 13 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activities, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

December 09, 2016

City to Install Additional Trees as a Part of Reforestation Efforts

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways will install over 240 trees citywide throughout the month of December. This installation is part of the ongoing reforestation efforts by the Department of Parks and Parkways and its non-profit partners to combat the loss of nearly 20 percent of the city’s urban forest due to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Isaac. 

December 08, 2016

City Reminds Residents of Safety Precautions During Cold Weather

NEW ORLEANS, LA — In anticipation of cold weather forecasted for the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, the weather forecast indicates cold temperatures will occur tonight, Thursday, Dec. 7 through early morning, Saturday, Dec. 10.

December 08, 2016

Welcome Table New Orleans Carrollton Circle to Unveil New Seating Area on Jefferson Davis Parkway Neutral Ground

NEW ORLEANS—On Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, the Carrollton Circle of the Welcome Table New Orleans (WTNO)—Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s citywide initiative focused on race, reconciliation and community building—will unveil a newly-constructed seating area on the neutral ground at Jefferson Davis Parkway and Cleveland Avenue called the Equity Circle. At 2 p.m., the entire community is invited to participate in the unveiling of the Equity Circle.

December 07, 2016

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host another free paper shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the city’s Recycling Drop-Off Center (2829 Elysian Fields Ave.)

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