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Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and Congressman Jim Langevin (RI-02) reintroduced legislation that would spur the growth of offshore wind energy in the United States by extending tax credits for this burgeoning renewable industry.
The Jefferson Parish Department of Property Maintenance Zoning/ Quality of Life (PMZ) conducted a sweep on the Westbank in Council District 4 on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The streets included in the sweep were Bryant Street, Marcie Street, Park Manor Drive and Tugie Street.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s Office of Community Development (OCD) has awarded over $12 million to development partners to create or preserve over 700 affordable rental and homeownership units in the City. The announcement comes during Fair Housing Month, which was created to commemorate of the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968.
The City of New Orleans issued an important property tax reminder. At the end of April, residents will receive a supplemental property tax bill with payment due May 31, 2017. On December 10, 2016, New Orleans voters approved a new property tax millage for fire protection and renewed a tax dedicated to drainage projects.
The City of New Orleans announced that it has completed work to increase security measures at the Municipal Auditorium (1201 St. Peter St.). In an effort to secure all access points to the building, the City reinforced all doors, windows and HVAC units with steel panels. Additionally, a 24-hour security detail is stationed at the Municipal Auditorium to prevent illegal trespassing on the property
Mayor Landrieu, City, State and Federal Officials, and Homeless Service Providers Announce Plans to...
Mayor Mitch Landrieu in partnership with the Downtown Development District (DDD), State and Federal officials and local service providers announced plans to expand homeless services at the former Veterans Affairs hospital located at 1530 Gravier Street. The expansion will include 100 new overnight shelter beds on the floor above the Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), which serves as a homeless day shelter.
The City of New Orleans announced it will add its fifth and final pass for debris removal from residential properties in the area most impacted by the Tornado (Chantilly Drive to Bullard Avenue and from Chef Menteur Highway to Dwyer Road) from Tuesday, Mar. 21 to Friday, Mar. 24. This will allow residents additional time to move debris from their properties to the area between the sidewalk and the curb. To ensure pick-up, all debris must be separated into their proper piles no later than Friday, Mar. 24. At the conclusion of the first four passes, over 15,000 tons of debris had been cleared from the impacted area.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu issued the following statement on President Trump's proposal to cut U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant Funds
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City officials celebrated the reopening of the newly-renovated Nix Library (1401 S. Carrollton Ave.) This $320,000 investment includes technological upgrades, infrastructure changes and a new floorplan.
The City of New Orleans announced it will add a fourth debris pass for residential properties from Thursday, Mar. 2 to Sunday, Mar. 5 in the New Orleans East tornado recovery effort. This will allow residents additional time to complete clearing debris from their properties.
The Jefferson Parish East Bank Consolidated Fire Department (EBCFD) has maintained a Class 1 rating over the last two decades and was notified by the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL) it has received a 94.06% on the latest grading scale, the highest it has ever scored and currently the highest score in the State of Louisiana among fire departments. This score was due to the reconstruction of Fire Station #17
President Michael S. Yenni is pleased to announce that the Jefferson Parish HOME Consortium, through the Department of Community Development, is currently accepting SUB RECIPIENT applications from NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS for the 2017-2018 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Emergency Solution Grant (HESG) programs. Based upon the previous year allocations, the following anticipated amounts for funding are
A 2017 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Application Workshop will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the Louisiana Housing Corporation, in the V. Jean Butler Board Room located at 2415 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808 at 9:30 a.m. CST.
The Jefferson Parish Dept. of Environmental Affairs, a Keep America Beautiful Affiliate, will partner with the City of Gretna, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Capital Area Corporate Recycling Council (CACRC) to collect household hazardous materials and electronics from Jefferson Parish residents on Saturday, November 5, in the parking lot adjacent to Second Parish Court at 100 Derbigny St., Gretna, LA, from 9:00 am until 12:00 noon.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented the proposed operating and capital budgets for 2017 to the New Orleans City Council. The $614 million proposed operating budget is completely balanced and continues to invest in top priorities, including public safety, job creation, recreation, streets, housing and quality of life, while delivering high quality services for New Orleans residents.