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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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December 08, 2015

New Orleans Accepts White House Healthy Communities Challenge

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that the City of New Orleans accepted the White House’s Healthy Communities Challenge as part of a national effort to promote enrollment in insurance through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace (the Marketplace). 

December 07, 2015

City Encourages Public to Use Fit NOLA Smart Phone App for Nutritional Guidance, Restaurant Menu Recommendations

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City of New Orleans Health Department encourage residents of and visitors to New Orleans to download the recently launched Fit NOLA smart phone application to receive personalized nutritional guidance from Ochsner Health System’s Eat Fit NOLA initiative.  The FIT NOLA app also contains information from dozens of local health and fitness initiatives and more than 200 Fit NOLA coalition member organizations.

December 07, 2015

City to Provide Update on Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass Replacement Project and Closure

NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015, the City of New Orleans and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will begin construction of the new, $19.5 million Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass that runs parallel to Bayou St. John and connects Wisner Blvd. over Interstate 610. The Wisner Blvd. Bridge Overpass will be closed to the public during construction. Construction will be completed in spring 2017.

December 04, 2015

City Issues Parking Instructions and Traffic Reminders in Advance of Events on Weekend of Dec. 4-6

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled for the weekend of Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

December 04, 2015

City Department of Parks and Parkways, Sewerage & Water Board, NOLA Tree Project to Give Away up to 1000 Free Trees

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways will host the Big TREEsy Giveaway presented by Entergy and in conjunction with NOLA Tree Project and the Sewerage and Water Board. Up to 1,000 trees are available, and each household is eligible to receive two free trees on a first-come, first-serve basis with additional trees available for purchase at $15 each and fruit trees at $35 each. 

December 04, 2015

Season Ten of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNola will continue the tenth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. Registration begins at 7 p.m. at the Joe Brown Recreation Center and the tournament will tip off at 8 p.m.

December 04, 2015

New Orleans Ranked 4th in National Report About Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans was ranked 4th in The Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement report by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. The report tracks and analyzes Black Male Achievement work happening in cities across the U.S and is the first of its kind.  New Orleans achieved the highest scores for City-led commitment with its NOLA FOR LIFE initiative and national initiatives like Cities United and My Brother’s Keeper. 

December 04, 2015

City, 504HealthNet to Host Event to Design Solutions for a Healthier Community

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans and 504HealthNet invite the public to participate in the Stand Up and Get Care initiative’s Design Day, an opportunity for community members, City officials and healthcare workers to come together to design solutions to some of the most pressing problems in healthcare. The winning solution will have a chance to be implemented by the City of New Orleans and partner organizations.

December 03, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Participate in Climate Summit For Local Leaders As Compact of Mayors Committed City

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that he would travel to the Climate Summit for Local Leaders as part of the Compact of Mayors, a global coalition of city leaders dedicated to taking climate action. Mayor Landrieu will meet with other cities and mayors to demonstrate their commitment to making communities more resilient to climate change, reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and regularly reporting their progress publicly.

December 01, 2015

City Passes 2016 Budget

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the New Orleans City Council unanimously approved the passage of the City’s 2016 Capital and Operating budgets, totaling $483.1 million and $601.7 million respectively. “Today, the City Council unanimously approved our sixth balanced budget that is focused on, and a result of, the priorities that our citizens set out for all of us,” Mayor Landrieu said

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