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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 26, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Releases Statement on the City’s Full Compliance with Federal Law: 8 U.S.C. § 1373

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to the Department of Justice regarding the City of New Orleans' full compliance with 8 USC §1373.  This response comes one day after the Mayor, together with  the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about getting clarity around what defines a "sanctuary city."  

April 26, 2017

City Issues Reminders in Advance of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 28, the City is reminding the public about the procedures and requirements for selling goods and public parking in the festival’s vicinity. This year’s festival dates are Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 and Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7.

April 25, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Fleur De Lis Drive (30th Street – Old Hammond Highway)

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, re-routed northbound traffic on Fleur De Lis Drive in the West End neighborhood to the traditionally southbound travel lane. The northbound lane, which was closed last month between 30th and 32nd Streets, is now closed to through traffic between 30th and Portland Streets as crews excavate and replace the existing sewer force main.  

April 24, 2017

Mayor Landrieu To Address Removal and Relocation of Confederate Liberty Place Statue

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will address the City’s removal and relocation of the Confederate “Battle of Liberty Place” statue on Monday, April 24 at 8:00 AM. Following his remarks, Mayor Landrieu will also take questions from the press.

April 24, 2017

City of New Orleans Begins Removal of Divisive Confederate Statues Commemorating “Cult of the Lost Cause”

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu began the process of removing statues erected to honor the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” by taking down the Battle of Liberty Place statue located on Iberville Street. The statue, one of four the City intends to move to a place where they can be put in historical context, was originally erected to honor members of the “Crescent City White League” who fought against the racially integrated City of New Orleans police and state militia. 

April 21, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 22, 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.


April 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions' Letter on Immigration Enforcement Compliance

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued a statement on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' requiring compliance on immigration enforcement from several American cities including New Orleans:

April 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Taps Germaine Simon to Serve as New Director of Juvenile Detention

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu named Mr. Germaine Simon as the Director of Juvenile Detention for the City of New Orleans. Joining the Mayor’s Public Safety Team, Simon will be responsible for implementation of best practices for the protection of children throughout the detention process. 

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Announces New Orleans’ First-Ever Equity Strategy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the EquityNewOrleans Strategy Launch to roll out the City’s first-ever equity strategy. Spearheaded by Mayor Landrieu, the Equity Strategy seeks to address inequities due to economic, racial or geographic disparities that prevent New Orleans from growing to its full capacity. 

April 20, 2017

City Completes Work to Increase Security Measures at Municipal Auditorium

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it has completed work to increase security measures at the Municipal Auditorium (1201 St. Peter St.). In an effort to secure all access points to the building, the City reinforced all doors, windows and HVAC units with steel panels. Additionally, a 24-hour security detail is stationed at the Municipal Auditorium to prevent illegal trespassing on the property.

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