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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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Press Releases: 2017

December 29, 2017

City Activates Freeze Plan for Homeless, Urges Residents & Visitors to Stay Safe & Warm During Cold Weather

NEW ORLEANS — The City is activating its Citywide Freeze Plan (CFP) beginning the evening of Sunday, Dec.31, 2017 and ending the morning of Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 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 overnight shelter for homeless residents. 

December 22, 2017

City Reminds Residents of Parking Instructions and Traffic Restrictions in Advance of New Year’s Holiday and Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade, Game

NEW ORLEANS –Today, the City of New Orleans reminded residents of parking instructions and traffic restrictions in advance of the Allstate Sugar Bowl events and the 2018 New Year’s Eve celebration. Throughout these events, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly. Motorists should be prepared for heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic as security measures are being increased.

December 18, 2017

Mayor Landrieu, National Basketball Players Association Foundation Award Second Round of Midnight Basketball Scholarships to Participants

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPA Foundation) presented the second round of Midnight Basketball scholarships to five Season 16 participants at the final game of the season. The scholarships will help recipients improve their job readiness and increase their opportunities for education.

December 18, 2017

City of New Orleans, YouthForce NOLA enter into $1.1M Cooperative Endeavor Agreement to Place Nearly 1K Students in Paid Internships Through 2020

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Dec. 18, 2017, the City of New Orleans approved a multi-year Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (CEA) for $1.1 million with YouthForce NOLA to place 925 New Orleans’ students into paid internships through 2020. Scaled over a three-year period, the CEA will support up to 275 interns in 2018, 325 interns in 2019, and 325 interns in 2020.

December 15, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu, National Basketball Players Association to Award Second Round o Midnight Basketball Scholarships to Participants

NEW ORLEANS – On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017, Mayor Landrieu and the National Basketball Players Association Foundation (NBPA Foundation) will present the second round of Midnight Basketball scholarships to five Midnight Basketball Season 16 participants at the final game of the season. The scholarships will help recipients improve their job readiness and increase their opportunities for education.

December 12, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Hosts Graduation Ceremony for Job Training Program

NEW ORLEANS – Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Officials celebrated the graduation of the seventeenth cohort of the City’s job training program, STRIVE NOLA. Mayor Landrieu also recognized the successes of past STRIVE NOLA graduates who have benefitted from the program.

December 11, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor Landrieu to Host Graduation Ceremony for Job Training Program

NEW ORLEANS – Tomorrow, Dec. 12, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials will celebrate the graduation of the 17th cohort of the City’s job training program, STRIVE NOLA. Mayor Landrieu will also recognize the successes past STRIVE NOLA graduates who have benefitted from the program.

December 11, 2017

Mayor Landrieu Issues Statement on Former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's Cancer Diagnosis

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a statement regarding former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco's cancer diagnosis:

December 08, 2017

Season Sixteen of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball Continues

NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, the City of New Orleans along with the New Orleans Pelicans, Domino’s Pizza, PlayNOLA and DJ Wild Wayne will continue the sixteenth season of NOLA FOR LIFE Midnight Basketball, which provides safe recreational activity, jobs and opportunities in crime hot spots for young people 16 years and older through basketball, mentorship and support.

December 08, 2017

City Issues Filming Notice for Residents in the Marigny

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy issued a filming notice for residents in the Marigny.

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