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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 08, 2016

Season Eleven of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 9, 2016, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza, Nike and PlayNola will continue the eleventh season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through mentorship, support and basketball. 

April 08, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Hosts the Seventh STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the seventh 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, foundational skills training and supportive services. 

April 08, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, U.S Representative Richmond Highlight Benefits of the Recently Finalized FEMA Flood Maps for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu joined U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond and members of the New Orleans City Council to highlight the benefits of the recently released Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) final flood maps for New Orleans. Due to significant improvements in drainage and flood protection, more than 53 percent of all properties in New Orleans were removed from Special Flood Hazard Areas (“A” zones”) and as a result, will benefit from more affordable flood insurance. 

April 08, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, U.S. Representative Richmond Highlight Benefits of Finalized FEMA Flood Maps for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Landrieu will join U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond and members of the New Orleans City Council to highlight the benefits of the recently released Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) final Flood Insurance Rate Maps for New Orleans. Due to significant improvements in drainage and flood protection approximately 85,000 policies in New Orleans will be affected. 

April 07, 2016

City of New Orleans to Hold Online Tax Certificate Sale

NEW ORLEANS – The City announced that it will hold an online tax certificate sale as part of its continuing efforts to collect delinquent real estate taxes. The online auction will take place beginning Tuesday, April 12 and ending Thursday, April 14, 2016. 

April 07, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, City Health Department Recognize 12 Local Schools for Health and Wellness Practices

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Health Department joined the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) to announce a $150,000 grant award to support the Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative. Specifically, this funding will support the Fit NOLA School Designation Program, which recognizes participating public schools in New Orleans for their health and wellness practices. 

April 06, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, City Health Department to Recognize 12 Local Schools for Health and Wellness Practices

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Health Department will join the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA) to announce a $150,000 grant award to support the Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative. Specifically, this funding will support the Fit NOLA School Designation Program, which recognizes participating public schools in New Orleans for their health and wellness practices. 

April 06, 2016

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, April 9, 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 located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.  

April 06, 2016

NORDC Continues Movies in the Park This Week

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will continue the 2016 spring season of Movies in the Park this weekend. On Friday, April 8, “42”  will be featured at Carver Playground, 7410 Prytania St. at 7:25 p.m.

April 06, 2016

In Case You Missed It: New Orleans Ranks First in Nation for Most Efficient Public Spending

A financial website study ranked New Orleans first in the nation for how efficiently the City spends taxpayer dollars on particular key expenditures like education and law enforcement.  Analysts with financial website WalletHub ranked 78 of the largest cities on various expenditures to identify those that most efficiently spend public resources and how well they manage the challenges that are unique to their communities. 

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