DXC Technology Jobs Announcement, Police Officer Pay Raises Top Mayor's List For 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a New Year's message and statement, touting the city's accomplishments in 2017.

Below is his speech in full:

"Being your mayor has been a great joy of my life. For the past seven and a half years, together, we have accomplished so much— and for that we ought to be proud. This year, in particular, we have tackled some of our longest-standing challenges while also passing a balanced budget for the eighth consecutive time. That’s on top of choosing to safeguard a Rainy Day Savings Fund to assist during tough times.

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In 2017, we welcomed DXC Technology and its 2,000 high-paying jobs, the largest investment of jobs in our city's recent history—that’s huge. We graduated the 300th scholar from our workforce readiness program, STRIVE NOLA, and cemented the transformation of our workforce development and economic opportunity efforts with a merger with the NOLA Business Alliance. We announced a landmark deal to transfer the Public Belt Railroad to the Port of New Orleans to spur job growth. And together, we marked major construction milestones on our new $1 billion airport and our nearly $500 million riverfront makeover.

In 2017, our recreation department, NORDC, received national accreditation, the first time in the department’s history— confirming that our facilities and programming are world-class.  We opened new recreation facilities and launched our Bike Share program.  We also unveiled the City’s Climate Action Strategy to prepare New Orleans for the future.

On public safety, we gave our police a pay raise, invested in new technology and equipment and put new officers on the streets. We opened a Real Time Crime Center for monitoring new cameras and license plate readers. Violent crime like armed robberies and murders are trending way down.

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In 2017, we launched our city’s first Equity strategy.  We also made a decision to be a forward-looking city and dismiss the divisive and painful relics of a bygone era in our country’s history by removing four Confederate-era statues. Our city has embraced our diversity, our greatest strength.

Together, we have rebuilt a broken city and took a huge step towards healing a hurting nation.

As we enter 2018 and celebrate New Orleans' 300th anniversary, I look forward to continuing to work with each of you to continue to build the city of our dreams and lay a stronger foundation for our future.

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From my family to yours, we wish you a prosperous new year filled with much success and even greater opportunity.

Thank you, God bless, and Happy New Year."

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