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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 05, 2015

NOFD Reminds Residents of Importance of Smoke Alarms for National Fire Prevention Week

NEW ORLEANS – It's time for Fire Prevention Week, and from Oct. 4-10, 2015 the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) has joined forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to remind local residents to “Hear the Beep, Where You Sleep”.  

October 02, 2015

City Takes Another Step Toward Replacing Fire Truck Fleet

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) took the another step toward replacing its fleet of fire trucks after the City allocated funds to do so and as final lease payments are made on the current fleet. The NOFD issued an invitation to bid for the purchase of new fire trucksallowing the NOFD to begin a replacement plan for its entire fleet of fire apparatus over the next few years.

October 02, 2015

NORDC and Chevron to Connect Local Leaders with New Orleans Youth

NEW ORLEANS—Tomorrow, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and Chevron will host the Chevron Future Leaders Leadership Seminar – an event aimed at connecting local civic and business leaders with local New Orleans teenagers to offer guidance on civic responsibility, communication, public speaking and professionalism. Invited teenagers are members of NORDC’s Teen Council, which empowers young people by developing a social growth environment through structured programs. 

October 01, 2015

French Quarter Residents Invited to Oct. 6 Public Information Meeting to Discuss Proposed Economic Development District

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans will host a public information meeting on Oct. 6, 2015, to inform French Quarter residents about a measure on the Oct. 24 ballot that will provide long-term funding for State Police and other public safety services in the French Quarter.  Representatives of the Mayor’s office, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) and Louisiana State Police will be on hand to answer questions

October 01, 2015

City Receives $825,000 Grant for 'NOLA FOR LIFE' Re-Entry Program

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Bureau of Justice has awarded the City of New Orleans $824,665 to strengthen community-based re-entry efforts in Orleans Parish in order to reduce recidivism and the incarceration rate. 

October 01, 2015

City Council Passes Mayor's Local Hiring Policy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans City Council passed Mayor Landrieu’s proposed ‘HireNOLA’ policy that requires certain contractors to prioritize Orleans Parish residents when hiring and to demonstrate good-faith efforts to hire local and disadvantaged workers. The policy is part of Mayor Landrieu’s Economic Opportunity Strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to new opportunities. 

October 01, 2015

City Announces Napoleon Avenue Roadway Configuration Upon Completion of SELA Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works announced the proposed roadway configuration of Napoleon Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue and Constance Street upon completion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA) scheduled for late 2015.

September 30, 2015

Mid-City Library Lease Extended until January 31

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District A Councilmember Susan Guidry and New Orleans Public Library Director Charles Brown today announced the lease for the Library’s Mid-City branch location has been extended until Jan. 31, 2016, following productive conversations with the branch’s landlord, ACV VII, LLC. In the meantime, City and Library officials committed to securing a long-term location for the Mid-City branch, which they hope to announce by February.

September 30, 2015

On National Preparedness Day, City Urges Residents to Sign Up for NOLA Ready

NEW ORLEANS  - As part of National Preparedness Day today, City officials are urging all New Orleans residents to sign up for the NOLA Ready Emergency Alert System, which provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from the City of New Orleans to residents’ cell, work or home phones via text message, e-mail or voice message. 

September 30, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Sewerage and Water Board Announce Steps to Prevent Future Boil Water Advisory Events

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by representatives of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans to announce steps being taken to prevent future boil water advisory events. “As everyone is aware, New Orleans has had far too many boil water events over the past few years,” Mayor Landrieu said. “These events are unacceptable and create a burden on our families, businesses, residents and visitors. 

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