Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is asking for more help in fighting crime. He used much of his hour-long State of the City address to call on federal and state governments—and the community—to battle what he calls “the first order of business.”

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, beginning his third year in office, is set to give his annual state-of-the-city address.

Tuesday afternoon's speech was scheduled to be delivered at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu reacted today to news that New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis are taking responsibility for the bounty program.