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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May 24, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans to Deactivate School Zone Cameras for the Summer

The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that all school zone traffic cameras will be deactivated for the summer.

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May 23, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Additional Lane Closures Implemented on Poydras Street Between Lasalle Street and S. Liberty Street

Today, the City of New Orleans announced that effective immediately, the Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor Hard Rock Construction, LLC will close an additional lane on the riverbound side of Poydras Street between Lasalle Street and S. Liberty Street. This closure is necessary for safety measures related to a 30-inch water leak. The street will remain closed until further notice. 

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May 23, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Director of Homeless Services and Strategy Attends National League of Cities’ Local Solutions to Ending Homelessness in Washington, D.C.

This week, the City of New Orleans Director of the Office of Homeless Services and Strategy (OHSS) Nathaniel Fields traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Local Solutions to Ending Homelessness Convening, taking place May 22-23. 

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May 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Recipients of $1.14 Million in ARPA Funding for Homeless Shelter Support

The City of New Orleans today announced the organizations selected through a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) released by the Office of Homeless Services and Strategies (OHSS) for projects that provide assistance to individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Orleans Parish. A total of $1.14 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding is being dispersed to seven different recipients.

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May 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Begins Demolition of Dirty Dozen Blighted Property at 3010 Sandra Dr.

The City of New Orleans today began the demolition of the abandoned property located at 3010 Sandra Dr. Remediation at this site will include the demolition of 17 buildings in total.  

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May 22, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closures on Congress Drive from Chef Menteur Highway to Stephen Girard Avenue

Beginning Thursday, May 23, weather permitting, City of New Orleans Department of Public Works’ contractor Wallace C. Drennan, Inc. will begin roadway restoration that will temporarily close the northbound lane of Congress Drive between Chef Menteur Highway and Stephen Girard Avenue.

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