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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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February 02, 2016

Mayor Landrieu, Governor Edwards to Discuss Continued Partnership on Public Safety

NEW ORLEANS – Today, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson to discuss the City of New Orleans’ continued partnership with the State of Louisiana on public safety.


February 01, 2016

Vieux Carre Commission Director Lary Hesdorffer Retires After 35 Years of Service to City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Vieux Carré Commission (VCC) Director Lary Hesdorffer retired  after 35 years of service to the City of New Orleans.

January 29, 2016

New Orleans Health Department Issues Public Health Advisory for Heroin, Opiate-Related Overdoses

NEW ORLEANS —Today, the City of New Orleans Health Department issued a public health advisory to notify the public of a significant increase in the number of heroin and opiate-related overdoses since Jan. 8, 2016. Over the past few years, the use of heroin and opiates have been on the rise in New Orleans and across the country. Deaths from heroin have increased as 2014 overdoses tripled from 2010. 

January 28, 2016

City Announces First Payment in Settlement with Firefighters Union

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has submitted its first upfront payment in a settlement with the Firefighters Union on the decades long firefighters back pay lawsuit and pension lawsuit. 

January 28, 2016

Health Department, EMS, Red Cross to Discuss First Aid Tents and Mardi Gras 2016 Safety Tips

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans Health Department, the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the American Red Cross will be available to discuss preparations for the first aid tents along the parade routes during both weekends of the 2016 Carnival Season as well as to provide general Mardi Gras safety tips.

January 27, 2016

Property Tax Payment Deadline Extended Until Monday

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today issued a reminder that Monday, February 1, 2016, is the payment deadline for 2016 property taxes. Residents are strongly encouraged to pay their property taxes online or by mail on or before Monday, Feb. 1 to avoid long lines at City Hall.


January 27, 2016

Traffic Advisory for Cenral Business District

Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for a street closure on Canal Street between Burgundy Street and Basin Street/Elk Street and on Rampart Street between Iberville Street and Tulane Avenue as crews respond to a six-alarm fire on the 1000 block of Canal Street. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use Poydras Street and Claiborne Avenue as alternate routes to the Central Business District.

January 26, 2016

Mayor Landrieu's Fit NOLA Initiative Wins First Place in Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards

NEW ORLEANS -- The City of New Orleans Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative was recently ranked first place in the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) 2016 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards, which honors cities with outstanding programs that encourage healthy weight through balanced diet choices and regular physical activity. 

January 26, 2016

New Orleans Awarded Over $141 Million From HUD's National Disaster Resilience Competition

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu was joined by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and City, State and Federal officials to celebrate the City of New Orleans award of $141.3 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC). HUD’s competition is designed to help state and local communities recover from past disasters while improving their ability to withstand future extreme events.

January 25, 2016

City to Host Trainings for Contractors on 'HireNOLA' and DBE program rules

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans will continue the series of free seminars to provide training on its new Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contract and labor compliance software systems and HireNOLA policy. The trainings are open to the public and will be held at Delgado Community College City Park Campus, H. Giles Hall, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA  70119.

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