Businesses Should Prepare to Apply for State Main Street Recovery Program

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is urging eligible businesses in New Orleans to prepare for the state of Louisiana-administered Main Street Recovery Program application period, which will begin no later than July 28. And grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Louisiana Legislature has designated $300 million from the...

City of New Orleans Wants to Suspend Plans for Phase III of OPSO Jail Facility Indefinitely

The city of New Orleans is seeking to suspend the programming, design and construction of a new Phase III of the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) jail facility, with city officials announcing today that it has requested a modification of prior court orders in order halt jail expansion plans indefinitely....

City Council Supports New Public Database on Police Misconduct

The New Orleans City Council adopted a resolution in support of the creation of a public-facing database by the Independent Police Monitor (IPM) to increase community engagement, ensure timely data collection and provide heightened transparency of local law enforcement encounters to create additional accountability. Currently, after five years, officer disciplinary...

New Orleans Health Department Investigates Apparent Clusters of COVID-19 Cases

The New Orleans Health Department and the Louisiana Department of Health announced today that the agencies are investigating apparent clusters of cases of COVID-19 in Orleans Parish. The two separate clusters are related to a New Orleans high school graduation party and a large, non-physically distant gathering at a bar...

Early Voting Begins Saturday, June 20 for Presidential Primary and Municipal Primary

Early voting begins Saturday, June 20 and continue through Saturday, July 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, excluding Sundays. Registered Democrats and Republicans will be eligible to vote in their party’s Presidential Preference Primary. On the ballot for Presidential Nominee Democratic Candidates are Joseph R. Biden, Tulsi Gabbard,...

Dillard University to Launch Center for Racial Justice

Center will focus on policing and other racial justice issues Dillard University will launch its Center for Racial Justice (CRJ) in July 2020 in response to the mounting police brutality cases in the United States. As a historically Black university, Dillard is set to become the leading educational conduit between...

Mayor LaToya Cantrell Releases Open Letter In Response to Protestors that Rallied Outside Her Home Last Week

Mayor Cantrell says she understands that people want their voices heard, but protestors scared her daughter Mayor LaToya Cantrell today (Tuesday, June 16) released the following open letter regarding peaceful protests in the City and demonstrations by local hospitality workers: An Open Letter, from Mayor LaToya Cantrell: To the people...