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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 21, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Councilmembers Williams and Gray to Announce an Ordinance to Promote Gun Safety in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join New Orleans City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James A. Gray II, and NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison to announce an ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.

April 20, 2016

Statement on Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Upholding Selection of Four Seasons Hotel for Former World Trade Center Building

NEW ORLEANS – Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the City of New Orleans and New Orleans Building Corporation’s selection of the Carpenter/Woodward developer team to redevelop the former World Trade Center property at 2 Canal Street into a Four Seasons Hotel. 

April 20, 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 on Friday, April 22, 2016 with "Inside Out” (2015) at 7200 Forshey St. New Orleans, LA 70125, hosted by Norwood Thompson Booster Club. 

April 20, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Sixth Anniversary of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on the sixth anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.

April 20, 2016

City Issues Reminders in Advance of the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2016 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 22, the City is reminding the public about the procedures and requirements for selling goods and public parking in the festival’s vicinity. This year’s festival dates are Friday, April 22 to Sunday, April 24 and Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1.

April 19, 2016

City of New Orleans Releases Bicycle Share System ‘Request for Proposals’

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the private operation and financing of a comprehensive bicycle share system. The system is expected to serve a wide range of residents and visitors across neighborhoods and provide year-round, equitable access to worksites and destinations. All proposals must be privately financed. No public dollars will be spent on the implementation, operation or maintenance of the system.

April 18, 2016

City of New Orleans Develops Comprehensive Plan to Address Zika Virus

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the New Orleans Health Department (NOHD) and the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTCB) developed a comprehensive plan to provide direction for the prevention and mitigation of Zika virus in Orleans Parish. Zika virus is most commonly transmitted to people through the bite of a Zika virus infected mosquito. 

April 15, 2016

Season Eleven of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Concludes on Saturday

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza, Nike and PlayNola will conclude 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. The last game of the season will include remarks from U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Kenneth Polite. 

April 15, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Race

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans race scheduled for Sunday, April 17, 2016. This race is a 70.3-mile triathlon, consisting of three stages: swimming, cycling and running. Throughout this event, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

April 15, 2016

Mayor Landrieu and RTA Announce $5 Million Grant for New Canal Street Ferry Terminal

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) $5 million in grant funding to develop a new, state-of-the-art ferry terminal at the end of Canal Street.

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