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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 18, 2017

City of New Orleans to Begin Removal of Final Confederate Monument Robert E. Lee Statue at Lee Circle Celebrating the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy”, Outlines Future Plans for Statues and Former Statue Locations Post-Removal

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, City officials will continue the process to remove the last remaining monument that prominently celebrates the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The statues being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the “Cult of the Lost Cause,” a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy. Mayor Landrieu is expected to make remarks tomorrow afternoon.

May 16, 2017

City of New Orleans Begins Removal of P.G.T. Beauregard Statue Celebrating the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy”

NEW ORLEANS – Today, City officials continued the process of removing the two remaining monuments that prominently celebrate the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The statues that are being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the “Cult of the Lost Cause,” a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy.  

 

May 16, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Through Traffic on Conti St. at the Intersection of Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Conti Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 8 a.m. through sunset.  The temporary closure is necessary for construction crews to identify the actual location of underground utilities that may have settled over time.

May 16, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor, Public Safety Officials to Host First Full-Scale City Assisted Evacuation Exercise

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP) will join local, state and federal public safety officials to host the first full-scale exercise of the City Assisted Evacuation system.

May 12, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – According to the National Weather Service, the City of New Orleans may experience severe weather and heavy rainfall Friday, May 12, 2017. Public safety is our top priority, so we are advising residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. New Orleans is under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 12:15 p.m. on May 12, 2017, a Flood Advisory until 12:15 p.m. May 12, 2017, and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 4 p.m. May 12, 2017.

May 11, 2017

Traffic Advisory: 300 block of Bourbon Street

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will re-route river bound traffic in the 300 block of Bourbon Street between Bienville and Conti Streets, beginning Monday, May 15 at 8 a.m. for approximately 60 – 75 days to accommodate construction of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project.

May 11, 2017

City of New Orleans Begins Removal of Three Remaining, Divisive Statues Celebrating the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy”

NEW ORLEANS – After nearly two years of planning and court battles, City officials began the process today of removing the three remaining monuments that prominently celebrate the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy.” The statues that are being removed were erected decades after the Civil War to celebrate the “Cult of the Lost Cause,” a movement recognized across the South as celebrating and promoting white supremacy. 

May 10, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Through Traffic on Bienville St. at the Intersection of Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Bienville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 8 a.m. and lasting through sunset. 

May 10, 2017

City Breaks Ground on New NOPD Second District Police Station

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials broke ground on the new NOPD Second District Police Station (3401 Broadway St.) This $6.3 million, 17,000 square-foot facility will support hundreds of officers and provide critical support to the Uptown and Carrollton communities.

May 09, 2017

Traffic Advisory: S. Galvez Street from Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard to Toledano Street

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will detour westbound traffic on S. Galvez Street between Martin Luther King Jr., Boulevard and Toledano Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Wedesday, May 10, 2017. The detour will last approximately six months and is necessary to accommodate the S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project in Central City.

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