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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June 11, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closure on Pontchartrain Expressway for Streetlight Repairs

The City of New Orleans today announced that starting Wednesday, June 12 at approximately 9 a.m., the Department of Public Works (DPW), in close coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD), will close the westbound right lane along the stretch of the Pontchartrain Expressway between the Metairie Road off-ramp and the Metairie Road Overpass. This closure will include the Metairie Road off-ramp. 

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June 11, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Emergency Street Closure at the Intersection of Julia and South Rampart Streets

The City of New Orleans today announced that effective immediately, the Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor Hard Rock Construction, LLC will temporarily close the intersection of Julia Street and S. Peters Street to accommodate emergency underground utility repairs. The intersection closure is expected to remain in effect through the end of the week. Signage and traffic control measures, such as barrels and fencing, will be on-site to direct drivers and pedestrians.

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June 11, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board to Conduct Adult Mosquito Abatement Tonight

The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board (NOMTRCB) will conduct adult mosquito abatement tonight. Adulticide applications this evening will target adult populations of mosquitoes. 

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June 10, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Together New Orleans Launches 11th Community Lighthouse in New Orleans to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Together New Orleans, a broad-based coalition of congregations and community-based organizations, today installed solar panels at the Christian Unity Baptist Church (1700 Conti St.), marking the near completion of the organization’s 11th Community Lighthouse in New Orleans and the sixth location utilizing funds from the City of New Orleans. This installation comes at the start of hurricane season, which weather forecasters predict could be the most active season in the Atlantic on record. 

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June 10, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Julia Street Improvement Project Begins, Requiring Lane Closures

The City of New Orleans today announced that the Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor Hard Rock Construction, LLC began closing sections of Julia Street between Convention Center Boulevard and Loyola Avenue for street repairs on today, June 10. This work is part of the Julia Street Improvement Project. Crews are currently working on Julia Street between Convention Center Boulevard and Tchoupitoulas Street.

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June 6, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

The Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families, Children’s Youth and Planning Board and New Orleans Youth Alliance Enter Phase III of Youth Master Plan

The Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families (OYF), the Children’s Youth and Planning Board (CYPB) and the New Orleans Youth Alliance (NOYA) are proud to announce the commencement of Phase III in the creation and implementation of theYouth Master Plan. This strategic blueprint aims to cultivate a youth-centered New Orleans by directing citywide stakeholders and resources towards addressing critical issues, meeting defined goals and enhancing the lives of the city's youth and families. 

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