Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Tyler A. Gamble / Office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu

The National Night Out Against Crime included more than 200 community gatherings in New Orleans. City leaders and criminal justice officials attended a kick-off rally in Tremé.

Hurricane Isaac has caused a delay in New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's annual presentation of a proposed city budget.

The mayor's office said Thursday that Landrieu has signed an executive order allowing for a budget presentation two weeks later than the administration has done in the previous two years.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu is in Haiti to offer support for ongoing recovery work there from the 2010 earthquake. The city has some advice for the island nation on what worked after Hurricane Katrina.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, along with other officials, provide their final update on Hurricane Isaac for Tuesday, Aug. 28.

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