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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 13, 2016

Statement from Mayor Landrieu on Nondiscrimination Protection

NEW ORLEANS -- Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement of support for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ executive order extending nondiscrimination protections to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender state employees and government contractors.

April 13, 2016

New Orleans Selected to Receive $1.5M Grant from MacArthur Foundation to Implement Plan to Further Reduce Jail Population

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that New Orleans received a $1.5 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to implement reforms to safely reduce the City’s jail population and address racial and ethnic disparities in the justice system. New Orleans is one of 11 jurisdictions chosen to receive significant funding and access to expert technical assistance to implement a plan for reform over the next two years. 

April 11, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu to Highlight Economic Opportunity advancements in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu as he visits New Orleans to show support for the Landrieu Administration’s progress in economic opportunity for disadvantaged workers and businesses.

April 11, 2016

City of New Orleans to Hold Online Tax Certificate Sale Beginning Tomorrow

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 tomorrow, April 12 and ending Thursday, April 14, 2016.

April 11, 2016

City to Hold Public Meeting on Armstrong Park Jazz Complex

NEW ORLEANS – The City will host a public meeting about the Armstrong Park Jazz Complex tomorrow Tuesday, April 12, 2016. During this meeting, City leaders will address the options available for funding and restoration and how the process of restoration will proceed. In October 2015, City leaders held a design session, during which stakeholders recommended guidelines for the future of the Complex; the notes from that design session will also be presented.    

April 08, 2016

Armstrong Park Jazz Complex Community/ Public Meeting on Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS – The City will host a public meeting about the Armstrong Park Jazz Complex on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. During this meeting, City leaders will address theoptions available for funding and restoration and how the process of restoration will proceed. In October 2015, City leaders held a design session, during which stakeholders recommended guidelines for the future of the Complex; the notes from that design session will also be presented.  

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. 

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