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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February 20, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS AWARDED CAPSTONE $500,000 GRANT BY MACARTHUR FOUNDATION’S SAFETY AND JUSTICE CHALLENGE TO SUSTAIN LOCAL JUSTICE SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

The Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Coordination (OCJC), led by Commissioner Tenisha Stevens, has been awarded a capstone $500,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, recognizing eight years of progress by New Orleans towards safely reducing the local jail population while addressing inequities in the justice system. The grant marks a total of $5.8 million invested in New Orleans by the foundation as part of the Safety and Justice Challenge, a $381.5 million national initiative to reduce the misuse and over-use of jail and eliminate racial inequity in local criminal justice systems.

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February 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

UPDATED: City of New Orleans Unveils “The Big Green Easy” Parks Master Plan

The City of New Orleans today unveiled the “The Big Green Easy” parks master plan. This is a groundbreaking step towards ensuring equitable access to the benefits of parks, recreation and greenspace.  

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February 19, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Office of Homeless Services and Strategy Celebrates First Year of Progress

The City of New Orleans Office of Homeless Services and Strategy (OHSS) is celebrating its 1-year anniversary this week and reflecting on the progress it has achieved. 

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February 18, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS RECOGNIZES THE TRAILBLAZING ACHIEVEMENTS OF ST. AUGUSTINE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN THE FILM “BEFORE THE WEST COAST” DURING FEBRUARY BLACK HISTORY MONTH

The City of New Orleans continues to spotlight successful achievements to celebrate February 2024 Black History Month. 

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February 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Temporary Streetlight Outage on Interstate

The City of New Orleans today announced that the Department of Public Works (DPW) is collaborating with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) on an ongoing streetlight project along Interstate 10, from Florida Avenue to Iroquois Street, and a portion of Interstate 610 (See map). As part of this initiative, DPW has temporarily deactivated the streetlights along this stretch to facilitate repairs and upgrades by DOTD.

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February 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Franklin Avenue

The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, weather permitting, Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will shift existing lane closures on Franklin Avenue, from Mithra Street to Frankfort Street, for north and southbound vehiclular traffic to accommodate construction on the Milneburg Group A construction project.

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