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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 20, 2015

City Launches Website to Educate Public on Smoke-Free Ordinance

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today launched a website to educate the public on the new smoke-free ordinance scheduled to take effect on April 22, 2015. In addition to smoking restrictions that already exist under state law, the new ordinance will restrict smoking and vaping (use of electronic smoking devices) in many locations throughout the city of New Orleans, including most bars, restaurants, casinos and workplaces. 

March 19, 2015

NORDC to Host Easter Egg Hunts in March

NEW ORLEANS—The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host family-friendly Easter egg hunts at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park on Saturday, March 21 and at Cut-Off Park on Saturday, March 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both dates. 

March 10, 2015

S&P Upgrades City's Credit Rating to A-

NEW ORLEANS – Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services today upgraded its long-term and underlying rating to ‘A-‘ from ‘BBB+’ on the City of New Orleans’ general-obligation debt and issued a positive outlook for all ratings. 

March 10, 2015

City Launches New Online Tool to Track Road Construction Across New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans launched a new online tool to track the progress of roadwork projects and infrastructure improvements across the city. The new roadwork.nola.gov website shows ongoing coordination on road construction by the City’s Department of Public Work (DPW), Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA), and Regional Transit Authority (RTA). 

March 09, 2015

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – In anticipation of severe weather forecasted for the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, up to five inches of heavy rainfall will affect the area today through Thursday, March 12, 2015.

March 06, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Friday, March 6, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

March 06, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

March 05, 2015

Noise Variance Notice for the Iberville Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Health Department issued notices of noise variances to New Orleans residents in the Iberville neighborhood for Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2015. Residents are advised to be patient and expect to hear loud noises outside of the normal hours outlined in the City’s noise ordinance.

March 05, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Thursday, March 5, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

March 04, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Unveils 2015 Summer Youth Recreation and Job Opportunities

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials unveiled a robust package of recreation and job opportunities that are available to New Orleans youth this summer. Opportunities are available in all five city council districts through the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and NOLA Youth Works, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. In total, the City is committing over $3 million to summer programming this year.    

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