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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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November 19, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City Council Announce 2016 Operating Budget Agreement

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined members of New Orleans City Council to announce agreement on the City’s 2016 Operating Budget. During today’s Regular Meeting, City Council voted on budget amendments and unanimously passed the $601.7 million operating budget. A final procedural vote on the 2016 Operating and Capital Budgets will occur on Dec. 1, 2015 making the City’s 2016 Budget official.

November 18, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Local, State, Federal Official to provide update on Emergency Preparedness Activities

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join local, state and federal officials to provide an update on the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness activities. As a major port and a tourist destination, the City regularly conducts exercises throughout the year in coordination with public and private organizations on the local, state and federal level to improve its ability to respond to a variety of incidents including natural or manmade disasters and terrorist threats.

November 17, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Sentencing of 110ers Gang members today

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on today’s sentencing of Tyron Harden, Sam Newman and Demond Sandifer for the 2012 murders of Briana Allen and Shawanna Pierce.

November 17, 2015

New Orleans Selected for Code for America Partnership for 2016 Fellowship Program

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new partnership with Code for America for the 2016 Code for America Fellowship Program. "We are proud and honored to welcome Code for America back to New Orleans,” said Mayor Landrieu. “This partnership will support our economic opportunity strategy and generate tools for connecting disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to new opportunities."

November 13, 2015

Entergy Upgrades to Cause I-10 Closures This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS -  Entergy New Orleans will be upgrading transmission lines running throughout the city on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15. Sections of I-10 at the Carrollton exchange near Xavier University will be intermittently closed as Entergy completes the latest phase of a $30 million upgrade to the city's electric power transmission system. Police will stop traffic in both directions on both Saturday and Sunday at S. Telemachus and S. Genois streets.

November 13, 2015

City Releases Office of Police Secondary Employment Annual Report

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans released the Office of Police Secondary Employment’s Annual Report covering Sept. 2014 through Aug. 2015. This annual report satisfies specific requirements of the New Orleans Police Department’s federal consent decree and offers a transparent overview of how the reforms to the police secondary employment system are progressing.

November 13, 2015

City to Host Free Paper Shredding Event

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, the Department of Sanitation will host another free paper shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave. During “Shred Day,” residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company.  Iron Mountain is providing free shredding to the public as a community service. 

November 12, 2015

NORDC 2015 Cheerleading Competition and Football Championship Games to be held This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS– The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) 2015 Football and Cheerleading seasons will culminate in a cheerleading competition and  football championship games. In addition, a parade featuring NORDC football players and cheerleaders will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. All events are free and open to the public.

November 11, 2015

City Issues Traffic Advisory for Greater New Orleans Annual Veterans Day Parade

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory in advance of the Greater New Orleans Annual Veterans Day Parade on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The public is encouraged to be patient and to prepare for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specific areas by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

November 10, 2015

Mayor Mitch Landrieu Recognized by Governing Magazine as a 2015 Public Official of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was recognized by GOVERNING magazine as a 2015 Public Official of the Year. Mayor Landrieu was among nine state and local government officials honored for looking at challenges in their communities and taking decisive action. Every year since 1994, GOVERNING has honored individual state and local government officials for outstanding accomplishment by naming them Public Officials of the Year.  

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