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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 27, 2015

City Releases 2014 Year-End 'Results NOLA' Performance Report

NEW ORLEANS – In keeping with his commitment to improve efficiency and effectiveness in city government, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the 2014 year-end ResultsNOLA performance report today. This is the City’s 14th comprehensive performance report and includes results from over 350 performance measures that align to Mayor Landrieu’s strategic priorities of public safety, sustainable communities, economic development, healthy children and families and open and effective government.

February 27, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Announces Start of Season 8 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball

NEW ORLEANS—Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNOLA, announced that season eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball will start this weekend. NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball focuses on providing safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support. 

February 27, 2015

City's Administrative Hearing Center and Parking Division Offices Moving to City Hall

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning Monday, March 2, 2015, the City of New Orleans’ Administrative Hearing Center and Parking Division offices will be moved to City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street. Consolidation of the office locations will improve constituent access to City services. Both offices were previously located across from City Hall at 1340 Poydras Street.

February 27, 2015

City to Celebrate Opening of New Orleans' First Public Skatepark

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City leaders, Tulane City Center, and local skateboarders to celebrate the opening of New Orleans’ first public skatepark – Parisite Skatepark (named for its proximity to Paris Avenue). The new skatepark, operated by the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC), is located under the Interstate 610 overpass as the corner of Paris Avenue and Pleasure Street in Gentilly next to the St. Bernard Center at 1500 Lafreniere Street.

February 26, 2015

Mayor Responds to 'Startling' Child Poverty Report

Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to a report released by The Data Center that found 39 percent of children in New Orleans are living in poverty, depriving them of healthy brain development and causing lifelong learning difficulties in many cases. He said he will use the report to issue a clarion call to reduce child poverty in New Orleans.

February 25, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

February 24, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Welcomes Viking Cruises to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen selected New Orleans as the homeport for the company’s first North American river cruise itineraries. The Mississippi River cruises will operate from docking facilities near the French Quarter in New Orleans. Viking’s new service will create 416 new direct jobs for Louisiana-based operations and vessel crews, with an average salary of $40,000, plus benefits.

February 24, 2015

City to Auction Adjudicated Properties This Summer

NEW ORLEANS – In March 2015, the City of New Orleans will begin taking the necesssary steps to sell adjudicated properties across the city through a new online auction process. The sale will provide winning bidders with full ownership of each property and with guaranteed title insurance.

February 19, 2015

Mayor Calls 2015 Mardi Gras Season a Success

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu today called the 2015 Mardi Gras season a “resounding success” and thanked the NOPD, public employees, Carnival krewes and the people of New Orleans for helping make it all possible. “Mardi Gras is the single event that transmits the authenticity of New Orleans to the world,” said Mayor Landrieu.

February 18, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

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