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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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September 30, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, Sewerage and Water Board Announce Steps to Prevent Future Boil Water Advisory Events

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by representatives of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans to announce steps being taken to prevent future boil water advisory events. “As everyone is aware, New Orleans has had far too many boil water events over the past few years,” Mayor Landrieu said. “These events are unacceptable and create a burden on our families, businesses, residents and visitors. 

September 30, 2015

City Issues Uptown Traffic Notice

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic notice for Uptown. On Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at approximately 9 a.m., the road segment of Arabella Street between Magazine Street and Chestnut Street will be converted from its current two-way directional status to one-way operation in the riverbound direction (from Chestnut Street toward Magazine Street) for the 800 to 900 blocks of Arabella Street. 

September 30, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Provide Update on Recent Boil Water Advisory

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other City leaders will provide an update on the recent precautionary boil water advisory and announce short and long-term plans to reduce the risk for additional boil water advisories in Orleans Parish.

September 29, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Launches 'Build NOLA' Training Program for Small and Disadvantaged Businesses

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu today launched "BuildNOLA", a training program to prepare local small and disadvantaged businesses to more effectively compete for public and private contracts. The program will expand the city’s pool of competitive and qualified bidders and maximize contracting opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE).

September 29, 2015

City Receives Grant for Youth Violence Prevention, Domestic Violence Response

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) awarded the City of New Orleans Health Department three grants totaling over $500,000 to further the department’s efforts to create a healthier quality of life for New Orleans residents through violence prevention. These grants will directly support the City’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy, NOLA FOR LIFE, and the interagency plan to improve the City’s response to domestic violence cases, Blueprint for Safety.

September 28, 2015

One Stop Shop to Begin Processing Construction Dumpster Permits

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, residents and businesses will be able to apply for construction dumpster permits in city streets through the City’s One Stop Shop rather than through the Department of Public Works. This change will allow applicants to apply in person on the seventh floor of City Hall or online via

September 25, 2015

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Cancelled for Eastbank of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), in consultation with the state Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), has cancelled the precautionary boil water advisory for residents and businesses on the Eastbank of New Orleans after bacteriological tests confirmed that water in the area is safe to drink and can be used normally for personal needs.

September 24, 2015

Mayor Statement on Tenth Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Rita:

September 24, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Statement on Pope's Address to Congress

NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following response after Pope Francis' historic address to a joint session of Congress today in Washington, D.C.: 

September 23, 2015

URGENT: Precautionary Boil Water Advisory Issued for Eastbank of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Eastbank of New Orleans. Residents in the affected area are advised not to drink, make ice, brush teeth, or prepare or rinse food with tap water unless it has been properly disinfected until further notice.

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