August 17, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed into law an ordinance requiring City contractors and recipients of grants be paid a “living wage” of $10.55 per hour and provide a minimum of seven paid sick days.
August 16, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Ahead of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will travel to Atlanta, Georgia, and Houston, Texas, to thank those cities for their open arms after the storm, to meet with former city residents and faith leaders displaced by the catastrophic storm and share with them the region’s growth, recovery, and long-term resilience planning a decade later, and encourage them to come back home.
August 15, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement about the passing of New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Surgeon, Dr. Norman McSwain, who died on Tuesday, July 28 at the age of 78. McSwain served as the Police Surgeon for the New Orleans Police Department and the Medical Director for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the past 30 years.
August 14, 2015
NEW ORLEANS - A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans’ recovery efforts and progress ensuring the city’s long-term resilience at a National Press Club luncheon on Aug. 18, 2015, in Washington, D.C.
August 12, 2015
NEW ORLEANS— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the City of New Orleans Health Department and the Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) announced efforts to raise awareness of mental health resources in advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
August 11, 2015
NEW ORLEANS— Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, and advocates announced systemic reforms underway that are necessary to thoroughly investigate sexual assault and to respect and protect sexual assault survivors. Among the reforms, the Sex Crimes Unit has moved to the New Orleans Family Justice Center so that survivors can meet with detectives and connect to support services at the same time.
August 11, 2015
NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the upcoming road closure on Marengo Street between Pitt and Prytania streets to repair portions of the roadway as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore Hurricane Katrina related sub-surface utilities and roadway damages.
August 10, 2015
NEW ORLEANS— Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison, and advocates will announce the reforms to ensure that sexual assault cases are handled properly.
August 07, 2015
NEW ORLEANS—The National Weather Service issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area from Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. until Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 at 7 p.m. The weather forecast indicates that the heat index in New Orleans is expected to exceed 105 degrees, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken.
August 07, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will hold baseball and softball championship games for the spring 2015 season on Saturday, Aug. 8. The season started on May 4 with 14 flag football teams serving 211 youth and teens from NORDC playgrounds across the city.