New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to Receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will receive the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for his role in removing four Confederate monuments in New Orleans “while offering candid, clear and compassionate reflections on the moment and its place in history.” The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation released a press statement...

Mayor Landrieu, Councilmember Ramsey, and RTA Announce Funding for Canal Street Ferry Pedestrian Bridge

From a press release Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilmember Nadine Ramsey announced that the City and New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) have identified the funding necessary to move forward with a pedestrian bridge adjacent to the new Canal Street Ferry Terminal.  The pedestrian bridge will allow for ferry passengers...

Mayor Landrieu Provides Additional Updates on Sewerage & Water Board

City provides sandbags for residents and new real-time street flooding website Today (Friday, Aug. 11), Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials announced that Turbine #1 has been successfully repaired, is being monitored and being gradually brought back online throughout the day. Twenty-six generators have been ordered for additional capacity and redundancy...

On Monday (July 31), Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed operating and capital budgets for 2018 to the New Orleans City Council. The $647 million proposed operating budget is balanced and includes investments in public safety, job creation, recreation and streets. “Coming into office over seven years ago, we were...

Desiree Charbonnet Makes Bid for Mayor Official

Saying she wants to help move the city forward, former municipal court judge Desiree Charbonnet, became the third candidate to officially announce her candidacy for mayor at an event Monday (May 22) night. Charbonnet, who earlier this years said she planned to run for a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court...

Future Statue Removals Will Not Be Announced

Because of the security risk and threats placed on contractors seeking to do the work, details about the removal of the statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis and the P.G.T. Beauregard equestrian statue will not be provided to the public. Additionally, today, city of New Orleans leaders announced that the city...

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...

Thankful for Local Leaders and Level Heads

As we watched these first few days of Donald Trump’s presidency plays out in slow motion—kinda of like a train wreck, we like many other Americans are troubled by the executive order to deny entry into the U.S. to people from seven largely Muslim nations. The order is everything that...