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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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November 23, 2016

Bayou Classic Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events for the 2016 Bayou Classic scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 26, 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. 

November 23, 2016

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on Passing of Mr. Edgar "Dooky" Chase, Jr.

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement about the passing of renowned jazz musician, restaurant owner and civic leader Mr. Edgar “Dooky” Chase, Jr.:

November 22, 2016

City Hall Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016 and Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 18, 2016

Media Advisory: NORDC to Host its 70th Annual Division I Football Championship, Walk of Champions and Inaugural FanFest This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host its 70th Annual Division I Football Championship games, Walk of Champions and inaugural FanFest tomorrow, Nov. 19 at Joe W. Brown Victory Stadium, 5601 Read Blvd. 

November 17, 2016

NORDC Partners with NOFD to Host Final Movies in the Park of the Fall Season

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will finish the fall season of Movies in the Park this week in partnership with the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD). On Friday, Nov.18, 2016, “The Good Dinosaur” will be featured at Annunciation Playground (800 Race St.)

November 17, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, City Council Announce 2017 Budget

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved the passage of the City’s 2017 General Fund and Capital budgets, totaling $614.9 million and $871.7 million respectively.

November 17, 2016

NORDC to Host Family Game Night This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) in partnership with the Autism Society of Greater New Orleans (ASGNO) and Bamzy Baby will host Family Game Night this Friday, Nov. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Cut-Off Recreation Center, 6600 Belgrade St. Family Game Night provides an opportunity for all children, inlcuding those with special needs, to have fun, in a safe and accepting environment. There are games and planned activities for participants and everyone is welcome. 

November 16, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Taps Former Judge Calvin Johnson to Serve as New Criminal Justice Commissioner

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu named retired Chief Judge of the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Calvin Johnson as Criminal Justice Commissioner for the City of New Orleans. In this capacity, Johnson will be charged with overseeing NOLA FOR LIFE and the City’s criminal justice portfolio. He takes over for Charles West, who will be leaving his position as Director of the Innovation Delivery Team and of the Office of Criminal Justice Coordination on Friday, Nov. 18.

November 16, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Names Marsha Broussard as Director of New Orleans Health Department

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu announced that Marsha Broussard, MPH, DrPH, will serve as the City’s Director of Health. In this capacity, Broussard will oversee the department’s operations and initiatives. Dr. Broussard will start Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

November 15, 2016

Media Advisory: Mayor Landrieu, NOLA FOR LIFE hosting Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOLA FOR LIFE will present A Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform, featuring Piper Kerman, author of the book Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison.

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