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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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October 24, 2016

Fit NOLA Healthy Hero October Winner Announced

NEW ORLEANS - Today, The New Orleans Health Department’s Fit NOLA Initiative, Whole Foods Market New Orleans, Rock and Roll NOLA and Athleta announced Nina Red as the recipient of the October 2016 Healthy Hero Award. A “Healthy Hero” is a New Orleanian dedicated to improving the physical and nutritional wellness of their community.

October 24, 2016

NORDC to Host Halloween Activities for Youth, Teens and Families

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) invites residents to join in fun and safe Halloween activities for the remainder of October. Participation is free and open to the public.

October 21, 2016

City Issues Reminder that Early Voting Begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 and Runs Through Tuesday, Nov. 1

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans is encouraging all registered voters in Orleans Parish to get out and vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 election and take advantage of early voting beginning Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Early voting continues through Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, excluding Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016.

October 21, 2016

Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions for Events this Weekend Oct. 22-23, 2016

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events this weekend Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, and Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. The public is encouraged to be patient and to prepare for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the specified areas by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

October 21, 2016

City’s Department of Public Works, Sewerage & Water Board to Present on City’s $2.4B Capital Improvement Program that will Create Thousands of Jobs

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, October 24, 2016, the Executive Director of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, Cedric Grant, and Director of Public Works, Mark Jernigan, will present an overview of the City’s Capital Improvement Program to the New Orleans City Council Public Works, Sanitation & Environment Committee.

October 21, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Announces NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 13

NEW ORLEANS —Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with the New Orleans Pelicans, RPM Pizza, MetroPCS and PlayNOLA, today announced the start of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 13, 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. The free eight-week season will tip-off at St. Bernard Recreation Center (1500 Lafreniere St.) 

October 21, 2016

City of New Orleans Announces Garbage Collection Contracts and Millions in Savings to Taxpayers

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that two local companies Richard’s Disposal Inc. and Metro Service Group won a low bid to provide garbage collection under two new contracts that will result in approximately $4 million in savings to the City in 2017 and $5.386 million every year through the seven-year term of the contracts. 

October 20, 2016

NORDC Invites Community Organizations to Host Spring 2017 Movies in the Park

NEW ORLEANS  — Today, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) announced that it is seeking community organizations to partner with and host Movies in the Park events spring 2017. The Movies in the Park program is a 12-week series of free family-friendly movies shown on Friday nights at locations throughout the City.  Booster Clubs, non-profit organizations, schools, and other community organizations in good standing may apply to host a Movies in the Park event. 

October 20, 2016

Mayor Landrieu Named Chair of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection

NEW ORLEANS – This week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx appointed Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection (ACACP). Mayor Landrieu will represent state and local governments on and serve as the Chairman of the Committee. 

October 20, 2016

MAYOR LANDRIEU ANNOUNCES PROPOSED REFORMS TO ZONING AND REGULATIONS FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS IN NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a package of proposed reforms to be presented to the New Orleans City Council aimed at regulating, taxing and enforcing short term rentals (STRs) in the City of New Orleans. In response to residents’ concerns, full-time, whole-home short term rentals in residential districts will be prohibited.

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