Watch: Mayor Cantrell delivers State of the City Address

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NEW ORLEANS – On Thursday afternoon, Mayor LaToya Cantrell delivered the State of the City Address.

Mayor Cantrell touched on several difficult topics, including the tragic Hard Rock collapse, the deadly coronavirus pandemic, and the multiple tragedies endured during the 2020 Mardi Gras season.

Mayor Cantrell said, ” We are no strangers in our City to trauma or to disruption. After all, next week will mark the fifteenth anniversary since Hurricane Katrina. We are in the peak of hurricane season right now; we are prepared. We are all well-versed in the unwavering focus, the hope, and the strength it takes to rebuild from what can seem like disaster. I’m here to deliver a message of hope and point the way forward to our future beyond this pandemic.”

The Mayor also praised the city, and its workers, saying that she has hope for New Orleans. She listed several of the organizations who have come together over the last few months to help put food on the tables of many New Orleanians.

“Our businesses are leading the way, innovating new ways to work and get things done, implementing contact tracing and no-contact services, spreading seating into the sidewalks, and turning to new technologies to keep moving forward. Our faith-based community has found new ways to connect with their members, bringing again that spirit of hope. We’ve seen innovation from our artists and creators. I think about the “Sew Dat” mask program. Shamarr Allen’s “Quarantine and Chill.” And Dee 1’s“ Corona Clap.” Only in New Orleans.”

Read the entire State of the City Address
from Mayor LaToya Cantrell here.


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