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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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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.

February 18, 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.

February 16, 2015

City Hall to Close Early Today

NEW ORLEANS -- The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will close to the public at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, to minimize traffic disruptions in light of the earlier start times for this evening's Mardi Gras parades. 

February 15, 2015

Changes to Mardi Gras Parade Schedule for Monday, Feb. 16

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans announced today that Mardi Gras parades scheduled for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, will begin earlier in anticipation of bad weather that evening. The Krewe of Proteus will begin at 4 p.m. instead of 5:15 p.m., and the Krewe of Orpheus will begin at 4:45 p.m. instead of 6 p.m.

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