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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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November 14, 2014

City activates freeze plan for homeless

NEW ORLEANS, LA— The weather forecast indicates the temperature or wind chill factor in New Orleans is expected to fall to 35 degrees or below overnight on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. All citizens should take appropriate precautions to protect themselves from the potentially dangerous effects of this weather. Citizens are encouraged to check on neighbors and the elderly to make sure they are prepared. 

November 11, 2014

NORDC 2015 Summer Programmatic Partnership Applications now being accepted

NEW ORLEANS, LA – The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) invites community organizations to apply for a 2015 Summer Programmatic Partnership. The program is open to organizations that wish to provide quality programming for the 2015 youth and teen summer camps as well as enrichment service providers.  

November 07, 2014

Season Seven of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Week 4

NEW ORLEANS, LA—TOMORROW, the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Pelicans and PlayNola will continue the seventh season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball. Midnight Basketball focuses on providing 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. 

November 06, 2014

City to host free paper shredding event

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, the City’s Department of Sanitation will host another free paper shredding event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center, 2829 Elysian Fields Avenue.

November 06, 2014

City Announces Third Round of Small Business Assistance Fund Loan Program

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development will launch the third round of the Small Business Assistance Fund (SBAF) loan program, a financing opportunity created by Mayor Landrieu in partnership with NewCorp, Inc. to support the growth of new and existing small businesses. The application period will be on a rolling basis. SBAF applications are currently available online at www.newcorpinc.com.

November 06, 2014

Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined by Presidents of 100 Resilient Cities and the Rockefeller Foundation appoints Jeff Hebert as New Orleans' First Chief Resilience Officer

NEW ORLEANS – Today, during the first annual Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Summit, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin, and 100 Resilient Cities President Michael Berkowitz announced the appointment of Jeff Hebert as the City’s Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). 

November 05, 2014

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, 100 Resilient Cities & The Rockefeller Foundation Host Press Conference to Announce New Orleans' first ever Chief Resilience Officer

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Thursday, Nov. 6 at 10:15 AM, the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, will join the President of the Rockefeller Foundation, Judith Rodin, and the 100 Resilient Cities President, Michael Berkowitz, to address the 100 Resilient Cities first annual Chief Resilience Officer Summit. As part of their keynote address, Mayor Landrieu, Dr. Rodin and Mr. Berkowitz will announce New Orleans’ own Chief Resilience Officer. 

November 03, 2014

City of New Orleans to Hold Abandoned Vehicle Auction

NEW ORLEANS, LA – On Thursday, November 6, 2014, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will hold its fourth abandoned vehicle auction of 2014. The auction, located at Almonaster Auto Pound, 10200 Almonaster Avenue, will begin at 9:00 a.m. Vehicle preview day and buyer registration is Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. No one will be admitted after 3:30 p.m. for security reasons.

November 03, 2014

Joe W. Brown Pool Closed for Repairs

NEW ORLEANS – The Joe W. Brown Pool at 5601 Read Blvd. is temporarily closed for repairs. Repairs are anticipated to be completed in three weeks. During this time, shuttle service from the Treme Recreation Center at 900 N. Villere St. has been suspended.

November 03, 2014

New Orleans Recognized by National Alliance to End Homelessness for Work With Veterans

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, New Orleans was recognized by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (Alliance) for its efforts in reducing the number of veterans experiencing homelessness by 62 percent in the last three years. 

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