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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Press Releases: 2017

April 28, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Through traffic closed on Iberville St. at Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Iberville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8 a.m. and lasting through sunset.  

April 28, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Wraps This Week

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will wrap Season 14 of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, 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.

 

April 27, 2017

City Releases RFP for Operator to Expand Homeless Services at the Old VA Hospital

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans released a national Request for Proposals (RFP) to find an operator to provide expanded homeless services at the former Veterans Affairs hospital. A nonprofit partner will be selected through a competitive process based on the organization’s experience and proven track record serving the homeless population. The RFP can be found here.

April 27, 2017

City Celebrates Completion of Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City and State officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the completion of the $2.2 million Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. The construction stretched from North Broad Street to Gentilly Boulevard.

April 26, 2017

City to Celebrate Completion of Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State officials, and community stakeholders to celebrate the completion of the $2.2 million Aubry Street Infrastructure Improvement Project. The construction stretched from North Broad Street to Gentilly Boulevard.

April 26, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Releases Statement on the City’s Full Compliance with Federal Law: 8 U.S.C. § 1373

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu responded to the Department of Justice regarding the City of New Orleans' full compliance with 8 USC §1373.  This response comes one day after the Mayor, together with  the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), met with Attorney General Jeff Sessions about getting clarity around what defines a "sanctuary city."  

April 26, 2017

City Issues Reminders in Advance of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NEW ORLEANS – With the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set to open at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Friday, April 28, the City is reminding the public about the procedures and requirements for selling goods and public parking in the festival’s vicinity. This year’s festival dates are Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30 and Thursday, May 4 to Sunday, May 7.

April 25, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Fleur De Lis Drive (30th Street – Old Hammond Highway)

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, re-routed northbound traffic on Fleur De Lis Drive in the West End neighborhood to the traditionally southbound travel lane. The northbound lane, which was closed last month between 30th and 32nd Streets, is now closed to through traffic between 30th and Portland Streets as crews excavate and replace the existing sewer force main.  

April 24, 2017

Mayor Landrieu To Address Removal and Relocation of Confederate Liberty Place Statue

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will address the City’s removal and relocation of the Confederate “Battle of Liberty Place” statue on Monday, April 24 at 8:00 AM. Following his remarks, Mayor Landrieu will also take questions from the press.

April 24, 2017

City of New Orleans Begins Removal of Divisive Confederate Statues Commemorating “Cult of the Lost Cause”

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu began the process of removing statues erected to honor the “Lost Cause of the Confederacy” by taking down the Battle of Liberty Place statue located on Iberville Street. The statue, one of four the City intends to move to a place where they can be put in historical context, was originally erected to honor members of the “Crescent City White League” who fought against the racially integrated City of New Orleans police and state militia. 

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