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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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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.

April 18, 2017

Mayor Landrieu and City Officials to Launch Algiers Courthouse Renovations

NEW ORLEANS—Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join 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. The almost $1.2 million in renovations is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.

April 14, 2017

NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Season 14 Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, April 15, 2017, the City of New Orleans alongside the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza and PlayNOLA will continue 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 13, 2017

City Hall Closed Friday

NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans City Hall and City offices will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 14, 2017, in observance of the Easter holiday.

April 13, 2017

2017 Crescent City Classic Race Parking Instructions and Reminders

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the Crescent City Classic scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 2017. Throughout this event, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

April 12, 2017

Traffic Advisory: Nashville Avenue Closure between S. Claiborne Avenue to S. Galvez Street

NEW ORLEANS — On Monday, April 17 beginning at 7:30 a.m., the City of New Orleans construction contractor, Roubion Roads and Streets, LLC, will begin a full closure of the southbound and northbound lanes of Nashville Avenue from S. Claiborne Street to S. Galvez Street to accommodate replacement of underground drainage and waterlines. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Broadway Street via Claiborne Avenue and southbound traffic will be detoured to Fontainebleau Drive.

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