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French Quarter Community Will Meet About Security Concerns


Today (3.13), members of the French Quarter business and residential communities will meet to discuss New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s proposed $40 million security plan.


Mayor Mitch Stumps For Hillary (Video)


Mayor Mitch took a break from local politics to dip his toes into the national pool this weekend. Landrieu headed to South Carolina where he stumped for Hillary Clinton on Saturday (2.20) and Sunday (2.21).


Mayor Mitch Reacts to #BlackLivesMatter Protest (Video)


This week, Mitch Landrieu joined almost 300 American other mayors in Washington D.C. for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Landrieu was front and center for the group’s opening remarks. That position also meant that Mitch was front and center when a Black Lives Matter protestor interrupted said opening remarks.


Mailbag: Meter Made--FQ Workers Respond to Parking Compromise


Mayor Mitch’s plan to make public parking downtown more expensive was met with outrage from French Quarter service industry types. So, a compromise was offered. In response, three leaders of the opposition, Nick Detrich, Mark Schettler, and Chris Lane penned an open letter calling for more attention to root issues such as public transit.


High on the TIGER


The ferry has had a rocky go the past few years. On more than one occasion, a ferry godmother was even needed to keep service stable. However, it looks as if there are smooth waters ahead. Today, Mayor Mitch announced plans and funding to build a new ferry terminal at the foot of canal.


Give & Take

Mayor Mitch Rolls Out 2016 Budget



On Thursday (10.14), Mayor Mitch visited the Council Chambers to unveil his budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The 593 million dollar proposal marked a 10.4 percent increase from 2015’s proposal. Common sources of civic grousing such as crime, infrastructure, and the Mayor’s feuds with Sheriff Gusman and the firefighters topped the highlight reel.


Water World


The first boil water advisory of 2015 elicited jokes about the days after the Federal Flood form locals. The second boil water advisory of 2015 elicited anger about a failing infrastructure. Sensing the public unrest, Mayor Mitch held a presser on Monday to address the issue and promise improvements to the City’s water system.


Monumental Donation


The push to remove the four controversial monuments quietly took a big step forward this week. A letter from the Mayor’s Office to the City Council announced that an anonymous donor has offered full funding to take down the the monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, PGT. Beauregard, and the White League.


Staycation

Mayor Mitch Avoids House Arrest



Mayor’s Mitch’s legal armageddon arrives Friday (9.11). Last week, Civil District Judge Kern Reese found Landrieu in contempt of court. The Mayor was ordered to deliver a plan to pay New Orleans firefighters back wages or face house arrest at 5:00p.m. today. NoDef is staying on the case with regulars updates as the situation unfolds.


Landrieu Calls Out Vitter & Duke


The campaign to keep the monuments has been vocal on social media and Mayor Mitch is square in the crosshairs. This week, the Mayor fired back. In a letter to supporters as well as a dedicated webpage Landrieu solicited support for the removal of the Battle of Liberty Place or “White League” monument and took some shots at Senator David Vitter and white supremacist David Duke.


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