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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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July 05, 2016

In Case You Missed It: Last Month...

In State of the City Address, Mayor Says City is Stronger Than It Has Been in 60 Years; Mayor Elected VP of U.S. Conference of Mayors; NOPD Transforms Responses to Sexual Assault; Murder Rate Decreases by 18 Percent Since NOLA FOR LIFE Began; City to Have First Non-stop Flight to Europe since 1980s; NORDC opens 52 summer camps to over 5,000 children around City; and more...

July 05, 2016

Heat Advisory Issued for New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS— The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory in the New Orleans area for today, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, until 7 p.m. this evening. The weather forecast indicates that high humidity levels will result in heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees in New Orleans, and these hot temperatures can become life-threatening if the proper precautions are not taken.

July 05, 2016

Mayor Landrieu and Councilmember Guidry to Hold District A Community Meeting

NEW ORLEANS– TOMORROW, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilmember Susan G. Guidry will host a community meeting in City Council District A to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell, and other department and agency leaders.

July 01, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Welcomes 2016 ESSENCE Festival

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu welcomed the ESSENCE Festival back to New Orleans for four days of daytime seminars, evening concerts and cultural events.

July 01, 2016

City Hall Closed for Independence Day on Monday

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans announced that City Hall will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

June 30, 2016

City Issues Traffic Reminders in Advance of 2016 Essence Festival

NEW ORLEANS — Today, the City of New Orleans issued traffic reminders in advance of the 2016 ESSENCE Festival to be held this weekend Friday, July 1 – Sunday, July 3, 2016. Events will be held in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and Woldenberg Park. The festival is expected to draw over 400,000 attendees to the downtown area throughout the weekend. 

June 29, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, City Council to Hold Series of Community Meetings Across City

NEW ORLEANS – Beginning Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans City Council will host a series of community meetings to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2017 budgeting for outcomes process. Other City officials attending will include deputy mayors, New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Superintendent Michael Harrison, New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) Superintendent Tim McConnell and other department and agency leaders.

June 28, 2016

Statement from Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Conviction of Notorious Gangster Telly Hankton

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on the conviction of notorious gangster Telly Hankton in federal court.

June 28, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Elected Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as its vice president during the 84th USCM Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., positioning Landrieu to ascend to the office of USCM president in June 2017. Also at the conference, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett became president.

June 28, 2016

New Orleans Highlighted by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch for Murder Reduction

NEW ORLEANS – Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch highlighted the City of New Orleans for its 30 percent decline in murders for the year at the National Summit on Youth Violence Prevention in Baltimore. In her remarks, Lynch addressed the direct results of exposure to violence at a young age, including long-term physical, mental and emotional harm, risk of failing in school and struggling to find and hold a job. 

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