NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced plans for the sixth NOLA FOR LIFE Day on Saturday, January 11, 2014, and invited all residents to join him in a revitalization effort in and around A.L. Davis Playground in the Central City neighborhood.
Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the A.L. Davis Playground located at 2600 LaSalle Street.
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“I am excited to announce plans for our sixth NOLA FOR LIFE Day. This opportunity will allow us to continue partnering with the residents of Central City to increase public safety and community involvement as we roll up our sleeves, get involved and rebuild together. Improving the quality of life is a top priority and we all have to do our part in building safe neighborhoods for our families across the city,” said Mayor Landrieu, who will also host a Special Recruitment Event for the New Orleans Police Department at the nearby KIPP Central City Academy at noon on Saturday.
“This Central City neighborhood has suffered from crime, violence, needless deaths, broken families and trauma,” said District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell. “Residents welcome initiatives from the City to address crime and quality of life. Our partnership with them through NOLA FOR LIFE will be an important step in the right direction.”
Volunteer activities will include improvements to the area surrounding A.L. Davis Playground.
Project activities include: installing energy efficient light bulbs with Green Light New Orleans and smoke detectors with the New Orleans Fire Department, tree planting and landscaping with Hike for KaTREEna, painting, bench building and other activities inside the park with Rebuilding Together New Orleans.
In advance of NOLA FOR LIFE Day, City departments and agencies including NOLA311, Department of Public Works, Code Enforcement & Hearings Bureau, NOPD (Quality of Life officers), Sanitation, NORA, NORDC, Public Works, Parks & Parkways, Neighborhood Engagement Office, Mosquito, Rodent & Termite Control Board, and Sewerage and Water Board are assessing public safety enhancements within the neighborhood surrounding the playground.
During the event, the City will host representatives from various City and partner agencies available to share information with the public.
NOLA FOR LIFE Day will conclude with a celebration featuring food and music from DJ Wild Wayne.
Launched in May 2012, NOLA FOR LIFE is New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s comprehensive murder reduction strategy to tackle the city’s historically high murder rate. Recognizing that law enforcement alone cannot solve the murder problem, NOLA FOR LIFE takes a holistic approach to get to the root of the problem, and implements initiatives in five main categories: Stop the Shooting; Invest in Prevention, Promote Jobs and Opportunity, Strengthen the NOPD, and Get Involved and Rebuild Neighborhoods.
For more information, visit www.nolaforlife.org and tune in to NOLA FOR LIFE original programming 24/7 on Cox Cable Channel 99.