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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 01, 2015

City Council Passes Mayor's Local Hiring Policy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans City Council passed Mayor Landrieu’s proposed ‘HireNOLA’ policy that requires certain contractors to prioritize Orleans Parish residents when hiring and to demonstrate good-faith efforts to hire local and disadvantaged workers. The policy is part of Mayor Landrieu’s Economic Opportunity Strategy to connect disadvantaged job seekers and businesses to new opportunities. 

October 01, 2015

City Announces Napoleon Avenue Roadway Configuration Upon Completion of SELA Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works announced the proposed roadway configuration of Napoleon Avenue between South Claiborne Avenue and Constance Street upon completion of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA) scheduled for late 2015.

September 30, 2015

Mid-City Library Lease Extended until January 31

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu, District A Councilmember Susan Guidry and New Orleans Public Library Director Charles Brown today announced the lease for the Library’s Mid-City branch location has been extended until Jan. 31, 2016, following productive conversations with the branch’s landlord, ACV VII, LLC. In the meantime, City and Library officials committed to securing a long-term location for the Mid-City branch, which they hope to announce by February.

September 30, 2015

On National Preparedness Day, City Urges Residents to Sign Up for NOLA Ready

NEW ORLEANS  - As part of National Preparedness Day today, City officials are urging all New Orleans residents to sign up for the NOLA Ready Emergency Alert System, which provides accurate, immediate emergency notifications from the City of New Orleans to residents’ cell, work or home phones via text message, e-mail or voice message. 

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

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