Mayor Mitch Landrieu

Consent Decree
11:35 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Full Text of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Consent Decree Presentation

Mayor Mitch Landrieu outlined dire circumstances on the horizon in an emergency meeting of the New Orleans City Council Thursday morning, warning that the city will be forced to drastically cut services and furlough public safety employees if they adhere to the U.S. Department of Justice's consent decree mandating changes at the Orleans Parish jail complex.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Set To Fight Federal Consent Decrees

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is gearing up for a battle over implementing two consent decrees designed to reform the city police department and jail.  

Mayor Landrieu facing political land mines in fighting federal reform plans.

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City Hall
2:38 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Hails One-Stop Permit, License Shop

The New Orleans mayor's office says a ribbon cutting will be held later this month to mark the consolidation of several city offices into what it calls a "One Stop Shop" for securing permits and licenses.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office said Thursday that the offices involved are completing their moves to the City Hall One Stop Shop this week.

Those include the City Planning Commission, Historic Districts Landmarks Commission, the Safety & Permits office, and the Vieux Carré Commission, which governs development in the historic French Quarter.

Latest News
7:00 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Announces Return of Midnight Basketball League

Mayor Landrieu makes the announcement at the gym of KIPP Central City High School.
Tyler A. Gamble Mayor's Office

Announcement at KIPP Central City High School.

Basketball is once again part of a plan to reduce violence in New Orleans. Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the third season of the city’s midnight basketball league, this time to be held in Central City.

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Super Bowl XLVII
7:00 am
Wed February 6, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Says Super Bowl Outage Will Be Solved, Praises City Effort

Mayor Landrieu talks about Super Bowl outage and successes.

An independent engineering firm will determine why the Superdome lost power during the Super Bowl. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is still calling the Big Game celebrations a “spectacular success” despite the 34-minute outage.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Mayor, Police Chief Support President's Gun Control Drive

Landrieu and Serpas back Obama's plan.

New Orleans’ mayor and police chief have issued statements in support of President Obama’s plan to strengthen gun control. Mayor Mitch Landrieu is urging Congress to go further in broadening the scope of crime reduction.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Two New Members Elected To New Orleans City Council

No major changes expected in New Orleans City Council operations.

There are two new members of the New Orleans City Council. One political expert sees the result as a wash for Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

New Orleans Council Considering Major Rate Hike For Sewerage and Water Board

New Orleans City Council considers major rate hike.

The New Orleans City Council is set to vote later today on a proposed rate hike for the Sewerage and Water Board. Political muscle is being flexed to get it passed.

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New Orleans budget
8:53 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Says No Big Layoffs In 2013 Budget

Mayor Landrieu explains 2013 budget

The New Orleans City Council is now reviewing the budget proposed for next year by Mayor Mitch Landrieu. The city is dealing with lower revenues and higher expenses.

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2013 New Orleans Budget
1:14 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's Budget Remarks

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed 2013 city budget today at a press conference at City Hall. Below is the entire text of his prepared remarks.

Good Morning.

Today, I am presenting to the City Council and the people of New Orleans our proposed 2013 budget. All over America cities are struggling to balance their books and New Orleans is no exception. Across the board, costs are rising and we have additional requirements to fund the NOPD consent decree that will make 2013 a very tough budget year.

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