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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 10, 2017

Applications for Short-Term Rental Licenses Available Starting Monday, March 13

NEW ORLEANS – Starting Monday, March 13, 2017, taxpayers can submit applications for Short-Term Rental (STR) Licenses in advance of the April 1 deadline. The City of New Orleans encourages interested operators to file applications early so the City can issue licenses promptly.

March 10, 2017

City Breaks Ground on Fleur De Lis Drive Road Construction Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $11.8 million Fleur De Lis Drive road construction project. Fleur De Lis Drive, along with much of the infrastructure in New Orleans, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The construction will stretch from Old Hammond Highway to 30th Street. The City will also begin a $2.4 million road construction project near Youth Study Center in the St. Bernard neighborhood.

March 10, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Says Public Safety Will Benefit from Reforms at Orleans Parish Prison

NEW ORLEANS - Ending years of debate about the Orleans Parish Sheriff Office’s budget and the right size of the Orleans Justice Center (formerly Orleans Parish Prison or OPP), Mayor Landrieu today outlined a plan to reform and properly resource the Orleans parish jail. Today’s announcement culminates years of work behind the scenes to reform the criminal justice system and ensure transparency and accountability for public tax dollars.

March 09, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Break Ground on Fleur De Lis Drive Road Construction Project

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State Official, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $11.8 million Fleur De Lis Drive road construction project. Fleur De Lis Drive, along with much of the infrastructure in New Orleans, was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The construction will stretch from Old Hammond Highway to 30th Street. The City will also begin a $2.4 million road construction project near the Youth Study Center.

March 09, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on President Trump's Proposal to Cut HUD CDBG Funds

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Trump's proposal to cut U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Funds:

March 09, 2017

NORDC Hosts 2017 Movies in the Park Series

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will host its 2017 spring season of Movies in the Park, featuring family-friendly, outdoor movie screenings at NORDC parks and playgrounds.  This season, each film screening will have an alternate, indoor location in case of inclement weather. 

March 08, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Issues Statement on Federal Court's Decision on Liberty Place Monument Case

NEW ORLEANS —Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the federal court's decision on the Liberty Place Monument case:

March 08, 2017

Traffic Advisory: St. Charles Avenue (Louisiana Avenue – Third Street)

NEW ORLEANS — On Thursday, Mar. 9 beginning at 7:30 a.m., the City of New Orleans construction contractor, Boh Bros. Construction, LLC, will begin a series of lane closures in order to accommodate work on St. Charles Avenue. The first closure, the eastbound low lane (sidewalk side) of St. Charles Avenue from Louisiana Avenue to Third Street, will last for approximately one week. 

March 08, 2017

City Issues Filming Notice for Residents in the Central Business District

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice to residents in the Central Business District. 

March 07, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Officials Break Ground on Nora Navra Library

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu joined District D Councilmember Jared Brossett and City and State officials to break ground on the new Nora Navra Library (1902 St. Bernard Avenue). The original 2,500 square foot library was constructed in 1954 and was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The new library will be 7,800 square feet and will cost over $3.3 million.

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