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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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December 18, 2015

'NOLA FOR LIFE' Midnight Basketball Season Ten Concludes this Saturday

NEW ORLEANS  —On Saturday, Dec.19, 2015, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNola will close the tenth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. The team who won the most tournaments throughout the season will receive a $1,000 grand prize. In addition, all participants will receive complimentary swag from the New Orleans Pelicans.        

December 17, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Signs Ordinance Calling for Relocation of Four Confederate Monuments

NEW ORLEANS – Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance calling for the relocation of four Confederate monuments from prominent locations in New Orleans. The four monuments are: the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, the Jefferson Davis statue on Jefferson Davis Parkway, the P.G.T Beauregard equestrian statue on Esplanade at the entrance to City Park and the Battle of Liberty Place Monument at Iberville Street.

December 15, 2015

Filming Notices for Residents in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued filming notices to residents in the New Orleans East.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015, a production company will film exterior scenes at 4040 Read Blvd. between Old Gentilly Road and Almonaster Avenue between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The sequence being filmed involves special effects including simulated gunfire.

 

 

December 14, 2015

City to Hold Public Meeting on Sales Tax Increase for French Quarter Economic Development District

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, the City of New Orleans Bureau of Revenue will hold a public meeting for French Quarter businesses on the sales tax increase approved by French Quarter residents in October. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, businesses within the French Quarter Economic Development District will charge an additional 0.2495 percent sales tax on any tangible items or taxable services sold or delivered to the French Quarter. 

December 14, 2015

Dr. Takeisha Davis Named CEO of New Orleans East Hospital

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Orleans Parish Hospital Service District A and LCMC Health announced that Takeisha Davis, MD, MPH, will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer of the New Orleans East Hospital.  Dr. Davis has spent the last ten years at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals where she currently serves as the Director of the Center for Community and Preventive Health, Medical Director and Assistant State Health Officer for the Office of Public Health. 

December 14, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Announce New CEO of New Orleans East Hospital

NEW ORLEANS —Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Orleans Parish Hospital Service District “A” (HSD) and LCMC Health will announce the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH). The $130 million, 80-bed hospital opened for service in July of 2014, providing primary and pediatric care, pharmacy services and surgical services to residents of New Orleans East, Gentilly and the Lower Ninth Ward.

December 11, 2015

Mayor Landrieu and Wells Fargo Host the Fifth STRIVE NOLA Graduation

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with Wells Fargo hosted the fifth STRIVE New Orleans (STRIVE NOLA) graduation ceremony. Launched in March 2015, STRIVE NOLA seeks to connect disadvantaged jobseekers to employment opportunities through anchor institutions by providing workforce case management, foundational skills training and supportive services. 

 

December 11, 2015

Mazant Street Ramp Entrance to Crescent Park Closed Dec. 14 - 21

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City announced that the Mazant Street Ramp entrance to Crescent Park will be closed beginning Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, through Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. Crescent Park shares the entrance with the Port of New Orleans. The roadway project will improve access to the U.S. Maritime Administration facility at Poland Avenue.

December 10, 2015

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Restore Projects for Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on yesterday’s vote by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council to approve the Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) pursuant to the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). The FPL includes funding for seven projects in Louisiana totaling approximately $52 million.

December 10, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Announce Final $2 Billion Settlement for Hurricane Katrina-Related Damage to New Orleans' Roads and Subsurface Infrastructure

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to announce a final settlement of $2 billion for Hurricane Katrina-related damage to New Orleans’ roadways and subsurface infrastructure, including water, sewer and drainage pipes. The settlement of $1.2 billion in previously unobligated recovery funds brings total to over $2 billion secured under the Landrieu Administration for roads and subsurface infrastructure.

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