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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

News and Updates

Newsletter Archives from the Neighborhood Engagement Office

Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Venetian Isles Area of New Orleans

June 22, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: public safety

New Orleans – Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for the Venetian Isles area. This event is the result of a water main break that has caused pressure in Venetian Isles to drop below the standard.  The repair to the break is still forthcoming due to high water in this subdivision located outside of flood protection.

Residents in Venetian Isles are advised per the Louisiana Department of Health not to drink, make ice, or brush teeth with tap water until further notice. Residents in the Venetian Isles area that are immune-compromised are advised not to wash hands, or shower or bathe. All other residents are advised to take the following precautions:

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Connecting to Customers: How to Plug Your Business Into the $7 Billion Tourism Economy for Free

June 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development presents its second quarter business sessions: Connecting to Customers: How to Plug Your Business Into the $7 Billion Tourism Economy. Presenters include the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, FSC International, and StayLocal. The session will be presented once in each Council District on Wednesdays beginning on May 31. 

 

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RSVP for the Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable!

June 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: blight, capacity building

On Saturday, June 24, 2017, the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office (NEO) will host this quarter's Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable. NEO holds these sessions quarterly for neighborhood leaders to talk with City leadership, network across neighborhoods, and learn, discuss, and explore solutions with government officials.  This quarter, we will have presentations from Code Enforcement, the City’s Resilience Office, Homeland Security, and several other City agencies to discuss topics including blight remediation and emergency preparedness. Space is filling up fast, so be sure to register now!

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Cleaning Up the Neighborhood: Spotlight on Algiers One

June 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: community service

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 members of Algiers One joined forces to clean up the neighborhood. Algiers One is a unified community group composed of diverse citizens from across all of Algiers who work together to make their Algiers community clean, safe, and vibrant at a high standard to attract families and businesses. The first Saturday of each month, neighbors are able to earn Sweat Equity by participating in Algiers One Initiatives like clean ups and think tank meetings. Shoutout to Eric Songy, Evans Thibodeaux, James Lasseigne, Susan Diehl, Dee Duplantier, and Alita Tebault for all their hard work this month!

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Civic Leadership Academy: Spring 2017 Cohort

June 5, 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: capacity building, community service, leadership development

This spring, NEO celebrated 36 community leaders as they graduated from the Civic Leadership Academy (CLA). CLA is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials.  CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments. NEO is proud to have hosted these leaders and to have observed how eager they were to engage in this process. It is the hope that they will return to their neighborhood better equipped to solve problems and improve the quality of life in our City.

 

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