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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 04, 2017

City Issues 2017 French Quarter Festival Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2017 French Quarter Festival scheduled for Thursday, April 6 through Sunday, April 9, 2017. Throughout these days, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

April 03, 2017

NORDC Calls on Community Partners to Expand Programming

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is encouraging individuals, organizations or other entities in New Orleans to partner with NORDC to provide programs to the community for the fall of 2017. Providers can apply to host programs at any of its recreation centers, parks or playgrounds at no cost. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, April 17, 2017 by 5 p.m.

April 03, 2017

Mayor to Recognize National Service Participants

NEW ORLEANS – TOMORROW, April 4, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will honor four local volunteers with the Joseph Massenburg Memorial Award as part of the Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service. Joseph Massenburg was an AmeriCorps member who was killed in 2013. The four award recipients are Danielle Metz (AmeriCorps Direct Service), Eugenio Wilson (AmeriCorps Vista), Sylvia Pierre (Senior Corps) and Dana Wooden (Tornado Response AmeriCorps).

April 03, 2017

Notice of Public Meeting: French Quarter Traffic Study

NEW ORLEANS — Tomorrow, April 4, at 6 p.m., the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will host a public meeting to collect feedback from residents and business owners on potential changes to vehicular traffic flow in the French Quarter. Updating traffic flow is an essential part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Citywide Public Safety Improvement Program, a nearly $40 million package of public safety and homeland security investments that will help increase safety in New Orleans.

April 03, 2017

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Celebrate Completion of Project to Revitalize Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the completion of the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard streetscape project from Calliope Street to St. Andrew Street in Central City.  The $1.85 million project, which was designed to revitalize the area, was funded through a Disaster-Community Development Block Grant.  Construction began in August 2016. 

April 02, 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 beginning today through Monday, April 3, 2017. Public safety is our top priority, so we are advising residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. Residents are advised to use caution around areas prone to significant street flooding during severe weather such as streets under bridges and overpasses. 

March 31, 2017

Notice of Public Meeting: French Quarter Traffic Study

NEW ORLEANS — On Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m., the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will host a public meeting to collect feedback from residents and business owners on potential changes to vehicular traffic flow in the French Quarter. Updating traffic flow is an essential part of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Citywide Public Safety Improvement Program, a nearly $40 million package of public safety and homeland security investments that will help increase safety in New Orleans.

March 31, 2017

Parkview Neighborhood to Become a New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission Member

NEW ORLEANS—On April 3, 2017, the neighborhood of Parkview will leave the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee (NCDAC) and become a member of the New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC). The NCDAC reviews demolition applications within the district and provides recommendations to the City Council.  By becoming a local historic district, demolition requests in Parkview will only have to be heard by the HDLC, streamlining the process for demolition.

March 31, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will continue Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, a program that focuses on providing safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for males over 16 years old through basketball, mentorship and support.

March 30, 2017

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to Tour Health Center, Hold Press Conference Following Roundtable Discussion in New Orleans on the Affordable Care Act

NEW ORLEANS – Following the 7th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act that has provided quality health coverage to over 20 million Americans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in New Orleans.  The two will be joined by local health care providers and New Orleans residents who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act for a roundtable discussion focusing on efforts to protect the health care of the American people.

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