Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Mayor LaToya Cantrell

On May 7, 2018, LaToya Cantrell made history as New Orleans’ first woman mayor in its 300-year history. After that historic victory, Mayor Cantrell was inaugurated to a second term on January 10, 2022. Her passion for the City of Yes and her dedication to its residents remains stronger than ever.  

In her first term as Mayor, the Cantrell Administration was pivotal in negotiations to pass Fair Share legislation, securing $200M over five years for infrastructure, as well as getting voter approval in 2019 for a Short-Term Rental Visitors Tax and $500M Bond Authorization. In 2020, she also became laser-focused on protecting the public health and safety of the city’s residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as demonstrating first-hand her commitment to creating a more equitable and safer New Orleans for all residents. 

In 2021, the City of New Orleans, under Mayor Cantrell's leadership, achieved a critical milestone in selecting a developer for the former Six Flags site in New Orleans East, which has sat dormant for over 16 years as a result of Hurricane Katrina. This symbolized the administration's larger approach to leveraging City-owned assets and creating a more equitable and vibrant economy for all New Orleans residents and businesses. 

As she begins her second term, Mayor Cantrell remains focused on the issues of public safety, infrastructure, affordable housing and improving the quality of life for all New Orleans residents.

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July 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Host Second Set of Lincoln Beach Redevelopment Master Plan Public Meetings on July 25 and 27

The City of New Orleans, Office of Resilience & Sustainability and the Lincoln Beach Redevelopment Master Plan Consultant team, led by Sasaki Associates, Inc., will host the second set of public engagement meetings in New Orleans East next week on Thursday, July 25 and Saturday, July 27.    

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July 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Lane Closures at Intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Villere Street Extended

The City of New Orleans today announced the Department of Public Works’ (DPW) construction contractor Command Construction Industries, LLC will extend traffic pattern changes near the intersection Franklin Avenue at North Villere Street through August 16 to accommodate the tie-in of a 36" RCP into a box culvert located within the intersection of Franklin Avenue and N. Villere Street.

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July 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Reminds Residents of 2025 Budget Citywide Town Hall Meeting Series

The City of New Orleans today reminded residents of the upcoming 2025 Budget Town Hall meetings, taking place next week. Residents are also encouraged to visit the City Budget Website to submit questions and comments ahead of the meetings. 

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July 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Encourages Residents to Submit Questions Prior to 2025 Budget Town Hall Meetings

The City of New Orleans today encourages residents to submit questions and comments prior to the 2025 Budget Town Hall Meetings. 

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July 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closure on Metairie Road Overpass for Streetlight Repairs

The City of New Orleans today announced that starting Wednesday, July 17 at approximately 9 a.m., the Department of Public Works (DPW), in close coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD), will close the eastbound right lane along the stretch of the Metairie Road Overpass between the Lake Lawn entrance and Hollygrove Street. This closure will include the Exit 232.

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July 15, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Emergency Cooling Centers Remain Available for Residents to Stay Cool Amid Excessive Heat

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the New Orleans area is experiencing dangerously high temperatures into this week. A combination of heat and humidity could lead to daytime high heat index values, or “feels like” temperatures, of 103 to 112 degrees between Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19.

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