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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 21, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Nashville Avenue (South Johnson Street)

NEW ORLEANS — On Wednesday, Mar. 22 beginning at 10 a.m., the City of New Orleans construction contractor, Roubion Roads and Streets, LLC, will implement a lane shift at South Johnson Street and Nashville Avenue. Two-way traffic will remain in place during this time and a normal traffic pattern will resume at 3 p.m.  Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site. 

March 21, 2017

City Contractors Metro Services, Richard’s Disposal Providing New Trash Carts to Residents

NEW ORLEANS—Today, The City of New Orleans announced two of the City’s Sanitation contractors, Richard’s Disposal and Metro Services, are in the process of replacing all 95-gallon trash carts for eligible residents and small businesses. This effort is the result of the new solid waste contracts, which resulted in approximately $4 million in savings to the citizens of New Orleans. The contractors are placing new carts at eligible properties and removing the old carts by April 30, 2017.

March 21, 2017

Mayor Hosts Second Civic Innovation Summit as Part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the second Civic Innovation Summit as part of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week (NOEW). This year’s summit focused on building opportunities for government, philanthropic organizations and the entrepreneur community to partner and ensure a safe and vibrant future for New Orleans. 


March 21, 2017

City of New Orleans and New American Economy Release Report Showing Economic Power of Immigrants in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans joined think tank New American Economy (NAE) to release a report documenting the economic impact of immigrants in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Accounting for seven percent of the overall population, the foreign-born of New Orleans make an outsized contribution to the local economy through their high rates of entrepreneurship, large tax contributions, and spending power.

March 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Report Naming City Uncooperative

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) report naming the City of New Orleans uncooperative: 


“First and foremost, the NOPD does now and will continue to follow federal laws and focus on arresting people who commit crime, regardless of their immigration status. 

March 17, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Youth Study Center Streets Project (Pilotland Area)

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans’ construction contractor, Dieudonne Enterprises, Inc., has reduced traffic to one lane in portions of the Pilotland neighborhood to accommodate construction of the Youth Study Center Streets project.  Traffic is reduced to one travel lane on the following streets:  Cadillac Street (Harrison Avenue to Foy Street), Davey Street (Milton Street to Davey Street), and Harrison Avenue (Davey Street to Cadillac Street) for approximately one month.

March 17, 2017

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events Scheduled for March 18-19

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the events scheduled for March 18-19, 2017. Throughout these events, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

March 17, 2017

Mid-City Neighborhood Now A New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission Member

NEW ORLEANS—On March 2, 2017, the neighborhood of Mid-City left the Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee (NCDAC) and became 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 Mid-City will only have to be heard by the HDLC, streamlining the process for demolition.

March 17, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, March 18, 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 16, 2017

City Launches Digital Equity Challenge to Increase Technology Use Among Low-Income and Minority Residents

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans, in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and Citymart, launched the Digital Equity Challenge to promote digital pathways to opportunity. Targeting groups that are underrepresented in technology like low-income residents, minorities, women, people living with physical or mental disabilities, children, and elderly users, this challenge will connect our most vulnerable residents to economic, social and cultural opportunities through digital technology.

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