Mayor Updates NOLA Residents on Administration’s First Six Months

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell – one week after submitting the 2019 budget to the City Council – updated residents on the progress of her administration at the six-month mark.

The Mayor’s “check-ins,” prepared in coordination with the Chief Administrative Office and City department heads, build on reports prepared at the 90-day mark of the Cantrell administration and serve several purposes:
To provide context for the City’s ongoing oversight of the executive, administrative and infrastructure work that impacts the lives of residents.

Establishes a through line of work on multiple projects and initiatives – starting with the status quo or current situation, explaining the scope of the work, and illustrating outcomes and their impact. And, it offers a foundation for the 2019 budget to inform how the City will address challenges moving forward.

“I am proud of all that we’ve accomplished in our first six months, and I am confident in the leadership team we’ve put into place,” said Mayor Cantrell. “As we work through this year’s budget process and identify our priorities for 2019, it’s an appropriate time to check in with our residents and update everyone on the significant progress that’s being made.”

Points of progress in several different areas included:

City Operations
Welcomed a new Executive Director for the Sewerage & Water Board
Neighborhood Engagement
The Civic Leadership Academy
Public Safety
Launch of CleanUpNOLA
Opened the new Low Barrier Shelter
Launch of the “Ready for Rain” campaign across multiple agencies
Conducted a review of the existing City-Assisted Evacuation (CAE) Plan
Public Works
Launched the Digital Equity Challenge

For a full overview and to watch video of the address by Mayor Cantrell, visit

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