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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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April 21, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Taps Germaine Simon to Serve as New Director of Juvenile Detention

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu named Mr. Germaine Simon as the Director of Juvenile Detention for the City of New Orleans. Joining the Mayor’s Public Safety Team, Simon will be responsible for implementation of best practices for the protection of children throughout the detention process. 

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Announces New Orleans’ First-Ever Equity Strategy

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu hosted the EquityNewOrleans Strategy Launch to roll out the City’s first-ever equity strategy. Spearheaded by Mayor Landrieu, the Equity Strategy seeks to address inequities due to economic, racial or geographic disparities that prevent New Orleans from growing to its full capacity. 

April 20, 2017

City Completes Work to Increase Security Measures at Municipal Auditorium

NEW ORLEANS—Today, the City of New Orleans announced that it has completed work to increase security measures at the Municipal Auditorium (1201 St. Peter St.). In an effort to secure all access points to the building, the City reinforced all doors, windows and HVAC units with steel panels. Additionally, a 24-hour security detail is stationed at the Municipal Auditorium to prevent illegal trespassing on the property.

April 20, 2017

City Issues Property Tax Reminder

NEW ORLEANS— Today, the City of New Orleans issued an important property tax reminder. At the end of April, residents will receive a supplemental property tax bill with payment due May 31, 2017. On December 10, 2016, New Orleans voters approved a new property tax millage for fire protection and renewed a tax dedicated to drainage projects.

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu and City Officials Launch Algiers Courthouse Renovations

NEW ORLEANS—Yesterday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined City Officials to launch the renovations of the Historic Algiers Courthouse (225 Morgan Street). The courthouse was originally constructed in 1896 and serves as the home of the Second City Court. Nearly $1.2 million in renovations are scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

April 20, 2017

Mayor Landrieu’s Office of Community Development Awards Over $12 Million to Create and Preserve Affordable Housing Units

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has awarded over $12 million to development partners to create or preserve over 700 affordable rental and homeownership units in the City. The announcement comes during Fair Housing Month, which was created to commemorate of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.

April 20, 2017

Wall Street Journal Recognizes City of New Orleans for Revolutionizing the Way Cities Run

NEW ORLEANS – On April 16, the Wall Street Journal cited New Orleans as one of the cities in the nation that uses data to revolutionize the way city governments are run and improve the way residents lives their lives. To read the article, click here.

April 19, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Announces New Orleans' First-Ever Equity Strategy

NEW ORLEANS - Tomorrow, Mayor Landrieu will roll out New Orleans’ first-ever equity strategy for City government. EquityNewOrleans, a citywide initiative that has assessed the role of equity in local government, will present an implementation strategy to address economic, racial or geographic inequities that can prevent New Orleans from growing to its full capacity.

April 19, 2017

Wall Street Journal Recognizes City of New Orleans for Leading the Way in Culture, Arts and Economic Development

NEW ORLEANS – On April 16, the Wall Street Journal recognized New Orleans as one of the American cities leading the way in using cultural and arts districts as an economic development tool to revitalize smaller cities. To read the article, click here.

April 19, 2017

Mayor Landrieu to Address the 2017 National Hurricane Conference

NEW ORLEANS – TODAY, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will offer remarks at the 2017 National Hurricane Conference highlighting the City’s advancements in hurricane preparedness since Hurricane Katrina. The National Hurricane Conference is the nation’s forum for education and professional training in hurricane preparedness, response and recovery.

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