MAYOR CANTRELL CALLS HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY PROPOSAL FOR NEW TAX “INADEQUATE”

Shortly after local hospitality industry leaders held a press conference today (Thursday, Dec. 6) to tout a proposal to seek legislative approval of a new .55 percent hospitality tax that would go to the city of New Orleans to address infrastructure needs, Mayor LaToya Cantrell released a statement, calling the...

Tulane University, Isaiah Institute Team Up To Host Mayoral Candidate Forum

From a press release The Isaiah Institute’s NOLA Student Leadership and Civic Engagement Project will hold a mayoral candidate forum from 4  p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, Kendall Cram Ballroom on 20 McAlister Dr. Both candidates, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet, are confirmed to attend. A welcome...

City and S&WB Announce More Drainage Pump Repairs

From a press release Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials provided an update on the status of Sewerage and Water Board’s (S&WB) power generation and drainage systems in New Orleans as well as an update on catch basin repairs and assistance delivered to over 500 residents at the flood resource center held last...

City Breaks Ground on Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project

From a press release On last Friday (July 28), Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined city and state officials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $3.8 million Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Construction will stretch from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road in New Orleans East.   “The Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction Project...

Mayor Landrieu to Host Live Telephone Town Halls for 2018 Budget Process

From a press release On Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (tomorrow) and Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will host telephone town halls to discuss budget priorities as the City begins its 2018 budget process. The 2018 budget proposal will maintain the priorities outlined in 2017 and help maintain fiscal...

Over $12 Million Awarded to Create Affordable Housing Units 

Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Community Development recently awarded more than $12 million to development partners to create and preserve over 700 affordable rental and homeownership units in the city. The announcement comes during Fair Housing Month, which was created to commemorate of the passage of the Fair Housing Act...

City Officials Celebrate Completion of Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Project

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined city and state officials, and community stakeholders Tuesday (April 4) to celebrate the completion of the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Streetscape Project from Calliope Street to St. Andrew Street in Central City.  The $1.85 million project was funded through a Disaster-Community Development Block...