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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 16, 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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May 15, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Mayor Cantrell Announces City of New Orleans Joins Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Youth Climate Action Fund to Activate Young People in Driving Solutions

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today announced that the City of New Orleans will join Bloomberg Philanthropies’ new Youth Climate Action Fund, which will provide technical assistance and funding to activate tens of thousands of young people ages of 15 – 24 years to design, produce and govern urgent climate solutions in cities across the globe. With 84 percent of youth around the world reporting that they are worried climate change threatens people and the planet, this initiative grants young people the opportunity to get directly involved in tackling this global issue. New Orleans joins the Fund alongside cities from around the world, which together spans 38 countries across six continents, representing over 62 million residents. 

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May 15, 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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May 14, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closures on Poydras Street

Today, the City of New Orleans announced that starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 15 the Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor Hard Rock Construction, LLC will initiate the process of marking out Poydras Street from South Claiborne Avenue to Convention Center Boulevard for imminent repairs. Construction is scheduled to begin on May 20. 

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May 14, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closure on Interstate 610 for Streetlight Repairs

The City of New Orleans today announced that starting Wednesday, May 15 at approximately 9 a.m., the Department of Public Works (DPW), in close coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD), will close the eastbound right lane along the stretch of Interstate 610 between Paris Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue off-ramp. This closure will also include the Gentilly Boulevard on-ramp, Broad Street on-ramp and the Elysian Fields Avenue off-ramp. For more details, please refer to the attached map.

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May 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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