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 14, 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 13, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Healthy Homes Administration to Host Next Series of Landlord Information Sessions

The City of New Orleans Department of Safety & Permits’ Healthy Homes Administration today announced their next series of Landlord Information Sessions. After the success of the first session, held on May 30 at Gernon Brown Recreation Center, and due to overwhelming interest from residents, the Healthy Homes Administration has now planned an additional seven meetings. 

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June 13, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: South Roman Street Closure for Construction

The City of New Orleans announced that on Thursday, June 13, the Office of Stormwater & Green Infrastructure’s contractor Impetus Infrastructure, LLC closed the field portion of A.L. Davis Park to begin the first portion of work for the DPW547A-DPS01 Watershed (Broadmoor HMGP) Drainage Upgrades and Green Infrastructure Project (Phase I). A temporary lane closure began at 7 a.m. in the 2800 block of South Roman Street and will remain in effect for approximately five months.

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June 12, 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 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 Peters 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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