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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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June 30, 2015

NORDC Teen Council Presents NOLA teen vocal and dance competition

NEW ORLEANS--Tomorrow, the NORDC Teen Council will host the NOLA Teen Vocal and Dance Competition featuring special guests Kourtney Heart and Rebirth Brass Band. The event is free for NORDC Teen Camp participants who meet attendance requirements and $5 for general admission. Open auditions were held June 17-20, from which teens were selected to perform in the talent competition. Acts include singing, dancing and spoken word. The grand prize is $250 for 1st place. 

June 29, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on President Obama Signing Trade Promotion Authority into Law

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after President Obama signed the Trade Promotion Authority legislation into law. Trade Promotion Authority paves the way for the President to negotiate trade agreements that will level the international playing field and create jobs by expanding U.S. exports.

June 26, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Calls on State to Recognize Supreme Court Ruling

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called on the State of Louisiana to immediately recognize today’s Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges and begin issuing marriage licenses to all couples in Louisiana after Gov. Bobby Jindal and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell have refused to do so.

June 26, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage.

June 25, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its decision in King v. Burwell on tax-credit subsidies for coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act..

June 25, 2015

First Online Auction for Adjudicated Properties Scheduled for July 1

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans will host the first in a series of online monthly auctions for adjudicated properties on July 1, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., subject to a rolling close in the case of last-minute competitive bidding. The City is scheduled to sell about 89 properties throughout the city, and the sale will provide winning bidders with full ownership of each property.

June 24, 2015

City to Deliver New Solid Waste Roll Carts in French Quarter and DDD

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans announced that new solid waste roll carts will be delivered to residents and businesses in the French Quarter and the Downtown Development District (DDD) beginning Thursday, June 25, 2015, as part of the City’s change in sanitation service providers.

June 24, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Calls on Prominent Divisive Statues to be Replaced

NEW ORLEANS – At the year one celebration of Welcome Table New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu today called on City officials to begin taking action to remove four prominent divisive statues and consider replacing them with symbols that reflect the culture, unity, hope and future of New Orleans as the city looks to its 300th anniversary in 2018.

June 24, 2015

City Issues Stop Work Order on New Jail for Violating City Code, Failing to House All Populations

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans’ Department of Safety & Permits issued a stop work order on all construction of the new Orleans Parish jail due to flagrant violations of City Code and failing to build a jail that can house all populations, including those with medical and mental health needs – a key requirement in the permits approved by the City Council. 

June 24, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Partners and Community Celebrate First Year of Welcome Table

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Landrieu hosted a special event celebrating the first year of the Welcome Table New Orleans initiative, along with participants in the initiative, the Kellogg Foundation, the William Winter Institute and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans. The event highlighted the participants’ racial reconciliation projects and their commitment to the process. 

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