NEW ORLEANS – Mayor Mitch Landrieu will deliver his annual State of the City address from the Treme Community Center Tuesday afternoon, likely discussing the progress and challenges facing New Orleans, as well as unveiling possible new initiatives.
Symbolically, Landrieu will deliver the address from the Treme Community Center – a building heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina that only opened a week earlier – at 1:30 p.m.
Crime, particularly violent crime, is expected to be major theme in Landrieu’s speech as the mayor enters his fourth year in office. Despite announcing NOLA for Life – a program aimed at stopping violence on the streets – last year at the State of the City address, New Orleans continues to be plagued by violent crime.
The speech comes in the wake of positive news for Landrieu: A recent University of New Orleans survey had the mayor with favorable marks from New Orleanians, a 70 percent job approval rating.
The ongoing reforms of the New Orleans Police Department and the Orleans Parish Prison and the consent decrees are also likely to be part of the mayor’s speech.
WWLTV.com will have a live stream of the mayor’s speech at 1:30 p.m.