Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Plaquemines Parish

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.

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.

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.

The City of New Orleans is eliminating an initial obstacle from its employment process. Job applicants won’t have to immediately disclose a criminal conviction.

Landrieu Requests $100 Million For Charity Hospital

Nov 4, 2013

Mayor Mitch Landrieu applied for $100 million in state construction funds on Friday to redevelop the former Charity Hospital building. Renovating the building would cost around $300 million, and revitalize a moribund stretch of downtown.

It is highly unlikely that Governor Bobby Jindal and state legislators will give Mayor Landrieu the full $100 million next year. He asked for $100 million this year as well. He got $13 million.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented his administration's proposed 2014 city budget to the New Orleans City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

The following are his complete prepared remarks, issued by the Mayor's Office.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Prepared Remarks on 2014 Budget

City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented his administration's proposed 2014 budget to journalists and to the New Orleans City Council on Tuesday.

Before the budget presentation, city hall observers were expecting significant cuts — as much as 15 percent across the board. But the budget the mayor presented on Tuesday was not so severe.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says agencies throughout the region are working together in preparation for Tropical Storm Karen. He’s confident emergency preparations are in place.

The Justice Department has answered concerns of the City of New Orleans over the plan to reform the police department. It wants the federal appeals court to put the process back on track.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has gotten a reprieve — of sorts — from the consent decree process aimed at reforming the police department. But it’s just a temporary measure.

Pages