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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 15, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Public Safety Officials to Discuss Preparations Ahead of New Orleans Pride 2016 Celebration

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join local, state and federal public safety officials to discuss preparations ahead of the New Orleans Pride 2016 celebration, which will take place this Friday, June 17, 2016, until Sunday, June 19, 2016.

June 15, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Calls on Federal Government to Make Homeland Security a Priority by Supporting Local Law Enforcement

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on the United States federal government to make homeland security a priority by providing more resources to local law enforcement in wake of last weekend’s deadly terrorist attack in Orlando, FL. In an opinion editorial published on, Mayor Landrieu advocated for Congress to immediately fund a reinvigorated COPS Program to help local governments hire more police officers.

June 15, 2016

New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center Closed Today to Repair Sewer Line

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center at 1100 Milton St. in the St. Bernard Area neighborhood will be closed to the public today, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, so that the City and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans can repair a clogged sewer line impacting the facility. 

June 14, 2016

City to Host #EquityNewOrleans Community Listening Session

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans will host a community listening session to launch #EquityNewOrleans, a citywide initiative to assess the role of equity in City government using a data-driven process that prioritizes stakeholder engagement. The results of this process can be used to inform the development of future strategies and decision-making within City government in order to build a more equitable New Orleans.

June 14, 2016

City Reopens Lakebound Lanes of Canal Street Following Repairs to Collapsed Tunnel and Damaged Roadway

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials to reopen the lakebound lanes of Canal Street that were repaired following the collapse of an underground tunnel. Repairs to both the tunnel and roadway above were safely and efficiently completed in less than seven weeks. The project, which will be paid for by City emergency funding, was completed at a cost less than the projected $5 million budget.

June 14, 2016

City Recognized Nationally for Creation of Healthy Programming for Children

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans has been recognized by national nonprofit KaBOOM! as part of its 2016 Playful Cities USA initiative for developing innovative ways to attract residents through family friendly activities. This recognition is a direct result of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s commitment to increasing recreational programming across the city and focusing on healthy initiatives for the New Orleans children.  

June 14, 2016

City to Reopen Canal Street Following Repairs to Tunnel and Street

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State officials to reopen Canal Street. On April 15, the lake bound lanes of Canal Street were closed when a partial collapse was discovered in one of the tunnel walls constructed as part of the 1966 Rivergate Expressway Tunnel project. Then on April 29, 2016, the roadway collapsed into the tunnel, damaging major and minor drain lines. 

June 10, 2016

Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center and Pool to Reopen Tomorrow

NEW ORLEANS – The Sanchez Multi-Purpose Center and Pool located at 1616 Caffin Ave. in the Lower Ninth Ward will reopen to the public on Saturday, June 11 at 9 a.m.  Sanchez has been closed since Monday, June 6 while the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans addressed an isolated water pressure issue within the facility. 

June 10, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Creole Tomato Festival

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the French Market’s Annual Creole Tomato Festival this Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2016 in the French Quarter. 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.

June 10, 2016

City Hosts Eighth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

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

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