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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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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.

December 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Councilmembers Announce New NORD Commission Nominees

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, New Orleans City Councilmembers and other city officials announced the five community leaders the Mayor nominated to serve on the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), which provides governance over the recreation functions of the City. 

December 09, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Announce New NORDC Nominees

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City Councilmembers and other city officials will announce the new community leaders the Mayor is nominating to serve on the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), which provides governance over the recreation functions of the City. 

December 08, 2015

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Donald Trump's Recent Remarks About Muslims

NEW ORLEANS – Today, New Orleans Mayor issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Muslims.

Statement from Mayor Landrieu:

“Donald Trump’s comments about Muslims are absolutely disgraceful. As Americans we must reject his poisonous rhetoric, which is reminiscent of David Duke’s racism. Millions of loyal Muslim Americans should not be maligned by the outrageous actions of a few. 

December 08, 2015

New Orleans Accepts White House Healthy Communities Challenge

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that the City of New Orleans accepted the White House’s Healthy Communities Challenge as part of a national effort to promote enrollment in insurance through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (the Marketplace). 

December 07, 2015

City Encourages Public to Use Fit NOLA Smart Phone App for Nutritional Guidance, Restaurant Menu Recommendations

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans Health Department encourage residents of and visitors to New Orleans to download the recently launched Fit NOLA smart phone application to receive personalized nutritional guidance from Ochsner Health System’s Eat Fit NOLA initiative.  The FIT NOLA app also contains information from dozens of local health and fitness initiatives and more than 200 Fit NOLA coalition member organizations.

December 07, 2015

City to Provide Update on Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass Replacement Project and Closure

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, the City of New Orleans and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will begin construction of the new, $19.5 million Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass that runs parallel to Bayou St. John and connects Wisner Blvd. over Interstate 610. The Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass will be closed to the public during construction. Construction will be completed in spring 2017.

December 04, 2015

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Reminders in Advance of Events on Weekend of Dec. 4-6

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for the weekend of Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

December 04, 2015

City Department of Parks and Parkways, Sewerage & Water Board, NOLA Tree Project to Give Away up to 1000 Free Trees

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways will host the Big TREEsy Giveaway presented by Entergy and in conjunction with NOLA Tree Project and the Sewerage and Water Board. Up to 1,000 trees are available, and each household is eligible to receive two free trees on a first-come, first-serve basis with additional trees available for purchase at $15 each and fruit trees at $35 each. 

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