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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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May 19, 2015

New Orleans Selected for National Effort to Drive Innovation in Community Engagement

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that the City of New Orleans has been selected to join the City Accelerator, a $3 million program of the Citi Foundation and Living Cities to help 11 cities in the United States pilot leading innovations in local government.

May 12, 2015

City Announces Redevelopment Process for Piazza D'Italia Parking Lot

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans and the Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) – the City’s public benefit corporation – are seeking qualifications and proposed development concepts from experienced real estate developers for the development of the site located at 542 Tchoupitoulas and 545 South Peters streets, parking lots adjacent to the world renowned Piazza d’Italia, an urban public plaza.  

May 08, 2015

Mayor Proposes Two Police Pay Raises On Heels of Strong Revenue Forecasts

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the City will exceed its 2014 revenue forecast by $14.6 million – ending at $536.1 million – as a result of responsible budgeting and aggressive economic development. The City will also revise its 2015 revenue forecast upwards from $536.9 million to $549.1 million. 

May 07, 2015

Mayor Landrieu to Participate in Aspen Forum and Opportunity Youth Panel

NEW ORLEANS — Friday, May 8, 2015 Mayor Mitch Landrieu will provide remarks as part of a panel discussion presented by the Aspen Forum for community solutions and Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund in partnership with Jobs For The Future (JFF). The panel discussion will explore global lessons on innovation in system leadership and how they can be applied in New Orleans to improve outcomes in education and employment – including reducing youth-on-youth violence.

May 07, 2015

Mayor Signs Ordinances, Lease for 2 Canal Street Redevelopment

NEW ORLEANS - Upon the City Council today adopting the ordinances and lease related to the redevelopment of 2 Canal Street  with Carpenter/Woodward (Four Seasons), Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement after affixing his signature to the ordinances and the lease for the project in a signing ceremony held today in the Mayor's office.

May 06, 2015

Fit NOLA and Tulane Prevention Research Center Launch Monthly #LiveFitNOLA Twitter Chats

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans Health Department’s Fit NOLA initiative and the Prevention Research Center at Tulane University will host a live Twitter chat tomorrow, May 7 from noon to 1 p.m.  The theme of the chat will be “New Orleans: Where Health and History Meet.” The chat will be hosted by The French Market. The goal is to engage and educate residents with an open discussion about the culture of health in New Orleans through social media. 

May 05, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Provides Statement on Give NOLA Day

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu provided the following statement on GiveNOLA Day: “As we approach the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it’s important to recognize the role of service and generosity throughout our region’s recovery. 

May 05, 2015

City to Host Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday

NEW ORLEANS – The Department of Sanitation will host a Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 9, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center at 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue. 

April 30, 2015

French Market Corporation to Return More Than $2 Million to City

NEW ORLEANS – The French Market Corporation (FMC) announced today it will be returning a dividend in excess of $2 million this year to the City of New Orleans due to increased profits from three FMC-operated parking lots. The FMC, which is required to provide 20 percent of all net adjusted revenues to the City under a 1992 franchise lease agreement, will increase its annual contribution from about $1 million last year to about $2.4 million this year. 

April 29, 2015

NORDC to Host International Jazz Day Program

NEW ORLEANS— The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) invites residents to an International Jazz Day program on Thursday, April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere Street. The event will feature performances by New Creations Brass Band, NORDC Piano Program, The Yisrael Trio, N'iya, Lafayette Elementary and Middle School Band and Choir, and the Matthew Shilling Quartet.

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