June 20, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC) announced it will begin holding public hearings to consider the 2015–2019 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five-year program for City expenditures for permanent physical improvements. Each year, the CIP identifies the physical needs of the City’s agencies, estimates the costs of proposed projects, and recommends expenditures and sources of funding for priority capital improvements.
June 20, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced his signature of Senate Bill 303. The new law allows for the Sewerage and Water Board to complete the hiring of Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant as its director. Mr. Grant has served as Deputy Mayor of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Community Development for the City of New Orleans since 2010. In the coming weeks, he will assume management of the Sewerage and Water Board as it begins a $3.3 billion capital improvement program.
June 20, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans’ $52.3 million “soft second” mortgage homebuyer assistance initiative has now issued over 700 commitments to first time homebuyers representing over $40 million in purchase assistance and closing cost assistance. In total, through the Direct Homebuyer Assistance Program 640 home purchases by first time homebuyers have been completed through the success of the City’s soft second mortgage program.
June 19, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu recognized the recipients of the Mayor’s Outstanding Employee Award for the first quarter of 2014. These five high-performing individuals were acknowledged for their contribution to citywide and departmental goals and their commitment to City values.
June 18, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Power has been restored at the Union Passenger Terminal (UPT) and the air conditioning is functioning in the main terminal building. All rail and bus service remains on schedule.
June 13, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Fit NOLA Parks and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that the St. Roch Community Fest originally scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, June 14, 2014 has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather. The event will now be held next Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. For details about the event, visit www.nola.gov/nordc/fit-nola-parks/.
June 12, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold the second abandoned vehicle auction of 2014. The auction, located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Monday, June 16, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.
June 11, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – A new Walmart opened Wednesday, June 11, after a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony, at 8 a.m. The new store at 6000 Bullard Ave. is conveniently located off of I-10 and is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. It provides New Orleans residents shopping convenience for their grocery and general merchandise needs. The store also offers pharmacy services.
June 07, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, over 200 volunteers joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu along with City officials, local community organizations, and residents for the seventh NOLA FOR LIFE Day.
June 06, 2014
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NEW ORLEANS, LA – The Tremé Recreation Center pool and gymnasium will be closed for repairs during the summer recreation season beginning Thursday, June 5, 2014. The Tremé Center, located at 900 North Villere Street, New Orleans, LA 70116, will remain open to the public for all other facility uses including the multipurpose rooms, dance studio, second floor mezzanine, second floor fitness center, arts and crafts room, music room, and playground areas.