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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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March 12, 2015

Louisiana State Police Redeploys Troopers to Support the City of New Orleans in Partnership with the Tourism and Business Community

BATON ROUGE – Today, Louisiana State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson announced that additional State Troopers will redeploy this week to the City of New Orleans in support of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).  The operational planning has been underway since the completion of the 2015 Mardi Gras detail, when senior staff within the department were tasked with developing a sustainable strategy to deploy Troopers to compliment the operations of the NOPD 8th District. 

March 12, 2015

City Issues Filming Notices For Residents in New Orleans East

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy has issued a filming notice to residents in New Orleans East to alert them of a film production in the area. On Friday, March 13, 2015, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., a production company will conduct a special effects testing involving propane fire in the parking lot of the former Six Flags theme park.

March 10, 2015

S&P Upgrades City's Credit Rating to A-

NEW ORLEANS – Standard and Poor’s (S&P) Rating Services today upgraded its long-term and underlying rating to ‘A-‘ from ‘BBB+’ on the City of New Orleans’ general-obligation debt and issued a positive outlook for all ratings. 

March 10, 2015

City Launches New Online Tool to Track Road Construction Across New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans launched a new online tool to track the progress of roadwork projects and infrastructure improvements across the city. The new roadwork.nola.gov website shows ongoing coordination on road construction by the City’s Department of Public Work (DPW), Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA), and Regional Transit Authority (RTA). 

March 09, 2015

City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

NEW ORLEANS – In anticipation of severe weather forecasted for the area, the City is reminding residents to monitor weather conditions and stay alert. According to the National Weather Service, up to five inches of heavy rainfall will affect the area today through Thursday, March 12, 2015.

March 06, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Friday, March 6, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

March 06, 2015

Season Eight of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS—On Saturday, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the eighth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball provides safe recreational opportunities in crime hot spots for young men through the game of basketball. Mentorship and educational support are also key components of this initiative. 

March 05, 2015

Noise Variance Notice for the Iberville Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS—The City of New Orleans Health Department issued notices of noise variances to New Orleans residents in the Iberville neighborhood for Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2015. Residents are advised to be patient and expect to hear loud noises outside of the normal hours outlined in the City’s noise ordinance.

March 05, 2015

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) overnight on Thursday, March 5, 2015, as the National Weather Service forecasts the temperature or wind chill to fall below the plan’s activation threshold of 35 degrees. The City's freeze plan will be in effect to provide temporary shelter for homeless residents.

March 04, 2015

Mayor Landrieu Unveils 2015 Summer Youth Recreation and Job Opportunities

NEW ORLEANS—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials unveiled a robust package of recreation and job opportunities that are available to New Orleans youth this summer. Opportunities are available in all five city council districts through the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) and NOLA Youth Works, the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. In total, the City is committing over $3 million to summer programming this year.    

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