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 23, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Postpone Virtual 2025 Budget Town Hall Meeting

The City of New Orleans today announced that the virtual 2025 Budget Town Hall Meeting scheduled to take place on Wednesday, July 24 will be postponed. The City is actively working to reschedule the Budget Town Hall meetings and will alert the public on the community engagement portion of the 2025 fiscal year budget process at a later date.

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July 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

MAYOR CANTRELL ISSUES STATEMENT ON PRESIDENT BIDEN

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today issued the following statement on President Biden.

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July 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Reschedule In-Person 2025 Budget Town Hall Meeting

The City of New Orleans today announced that the in-person 2025 Budget Town Hall Meeting scheduled to take place on Monday, July 22 has been rescheduled. 

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July 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces $49.9 Million EPA Award for Climate Pollution Reduction

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the City of New Orleans has been awarded $49.9 million under the Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program. This significant funding will support the implementation of critical greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures over the next five years, reinforcing New Orleans’ commitment to environmental sustainability and climate resilience. New Orleans is honored to be one of only three cities to receive funding through this program.

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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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