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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 19, 2015


NEW ORLEANS, LA -- Today, City Attorney Sharonda R. Williams announced that she will be leaving her post effective November 1, 2015 to pursue private law practice.  Williams served in this role for two and a half years and has been responsible for directing and supervising the legal affairs of the City of New Orleans for both the executive and legislative branches of City government.  Williams joined the City Attorney’s office in 2011 as Chief Deputy City Attorney for Litigation.  

October 16, 2015

City Celebrates Opening of new Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center

Second facility dedicated to serving New Orleans’ seniors to open this year

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Landrieu, City officials and FEMA celebrated the opening of the new $3.4 million Carrollton Hollygrove Senior Center facility at 3300 Hamilton Street. 



October 16, 2015


NEW ORLEANS—This weekend, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) will continue the Fall 2015 season of Movies in the Park on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at A.L. Davis Playground, 2600 LaSalle St. and host the first Wing Watchers Club event at Gernon Brown Recreation Center, 1001 Harrison Ave.

October 16, 2015

City Announces Settlement with Firefighters Union

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has reached an agreement with the Firefighters Union on the decades long firefighters back pay lawsuit and pension lawsuit.  The settlement resolves these significant liabilities, keeps the city on a positive fiscal track, makes major reforms to the pension and ensures that it will be there for future generations of firefighters. 

October 16, 2015

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Announce Firefighters Settlement

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials will announce the settlement that was reached with the New Orleans Firefighters Union. The settlement resolves a decades-old legal dispute between the City and the Firefighters Union and puts in place reforms to the firefighters pension fund.

October 15, 2015

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events on Oct 16-17, 2015

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events for the weekend of Oct.16 – 17, 2015. The public is encouraged to be patient and to prepare for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

October 15, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Presents 2016 Proposed Operating and Capital Budgets

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed operating and capital budgets for 2016 to the New Orleans City Council. The $592.7 million proposed operating budget is completely balanced and continues to invest in top priorities, including, public safety, job creation, recreation, streets and streetlights and blight reduction, while delivering high quality services for New Orleans residents.   

October 13, 2015

City Announces That Residents Can Call 311 With Voting Questions

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans announced that 311 is now available to take calls and answer questions about voting.   Residents may also continue to direct voting questions to the Registrar of Voters Office,  but 311 operators are able to handle overflow calls.  

October 09, 2015

City Announces Staff Changes to Blight Reduction Team

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a series of staffing changes to the City’s Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau.

Pura Bascos, Director of the City’s Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau, will be leaving New Orleans after over four years of service to assist the Detroit Land Bank Authority with blight reduction.

October 09, 2015

City of New Orleans reminds residents of remaining monthly recycling drop-off dates for 2015

NEW ORLEANS– Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation reminded residents of this year’s remaining Recycling Drop Off Days, every second Saturday at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  A recycling drop off day will be held tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 10.

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