Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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7:06 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Asks For Help From State Troopers And Regular Citizens

Footage from the EarthCam camera on Bourbon Street captured the shooting and the aftermath.
EarthCam

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to provide updates on last weekend's Bourbon Street shooting that left 10 people wounded.

Landrieu says he asked Governor Bobby Jindal to send 100 state troopers to New Orleans to patrol on a permanent basis, and the mayor called on citizens to work with police to help find those responsible for the shooting.

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4:54 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Mitch Landrieu Begins Second Term As Mayor Of New Orleans

File photo of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Credit Office of Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has taken the oath of office for his second term. The mayor must find a way to pay for mandated reforms, as well as for recovery projects launched after Hurricane Katrina.

Mayor Landrieu took the oath of office with other elected city officials at a ceremony in the restored Saenger Theater — a location selected for its own backstory.

“Look no further than this spectacular theater; $53 million renovations," Landrieu said. "Now the nicest theater in America.”

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Politics
4:01 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Voters In New Orleans Give Mayor Mitch Landrieu 2nd Term

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 6:43 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Over the weekend New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu celebrated a big reelection victory. In triumph, the mayor reflected on the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina back in 2005.

(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)

MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU: We got up. We dusted ourselves off. We took that first step. And then we took another. We pressed on and we as a people have come back strong.

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Politics
12:54 am
Sun February 2, 2014

New Orleans Mayor Wins Re-Election In A Landslide

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu greets supporters after winning reelection in New Orleans on Saturday.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Sun February 2, 2014 12:54 am

Boosted by a drop in the city's murder rate and an endorsement from President Barack Obama, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu won a landslide victory Saturday in his bid for a second term.

"The results tonight confirm what we hoped was true four years ago: that the people of this great city are ready to move forward," Landrieu told is supporters in a victory speech.

Landrieu had 64 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting in Saturday's election.

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11:00 pm
Sat February 1, 2014

Mayor Landrieu Wins Re-election

Mayor Mtich Landrieu at a crime rally in 2012.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Mayor Landrieu wins second term.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has been re-elected. An early commanding lead never faltered.

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1:00 am
Sat February 1, 2014

Citywide Elections Under Way In New Orleans

Mayor Mtich Landrieu at a crime rally in 2012.
Tyler A. Gamble Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Mayor Landrieu seeking re-election.

New Orleans voters are heading to the polls today. They’ll decide if incumbent Mayor Mitch Landrieu gets a second four-year term.

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2014 Winter Storm
12:48 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Region Begins To Stir From Icy Hold, But Danger Remains

City and emergency reponse officials update the public during a Wednesday morning press conference.
City of New Orleans

The City of New Orleans and the metro region have begun to emerge from the winter storm that forced a near-complete shutdown of everything from airports to roads to restaurants, according to a city press conference held Wednesday morning.

Officials say we’re not out of the woods just yet, as dangerous winter weather continues to grip the region and already-freezing or near-freezing temperatures are expected to plunge again this evening.

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2014 Winter Storm
7:00 am
Tue January 28, 2014

New Orleans Braces For Ice Storm

State transportation department workers restrict traffic on the Belle Chasse Bridge Tuesday morning.
Plaquemines Parish

Mayor Landrieu reviews storm preparations.

Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency as a winter ice storm bears down on the southern states. New Orleans is on high alert to cope with unusually cold and rough weather.

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Politics
7:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Pressure Rising In New Orleans Mayoral Race

New Orleans mayoral candidates spar at Dillard University debate.

More than 400 people packed a debate held at Dillard University where Mayor Mitch Landrieu highlighted accomplishments of his four-year term. His two challengers — NAACP New Orleans chapter President Danatus King and former judge Michael Bagneris — then slammed the incumbent for what they say is not being done.

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7:00 am
Tue January 7, 2014

President Obama Endorses Mitch Landrieu In Mayor's Race

President Barack Obama delivered a speech on the economy and the Affordable Care Act during his appearance at the Port of New Orleans last year.
Jason Saul WWNO

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is getting some high-powered backing of his re-election campaign. It comes from the White House.

President Obama has stepped in to offer his support to Mayor Landrieu.

University of New Orleans political science professor Ed Chervenak says it’s a significant step in a mayoral race.

“You know, it’s unusual, but the mayor said he was going to use every resource and press every advantage,”   Chervenak said.

Landrieu says it’s vital to the city’s recovery to have a good relationship with the federal government.

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