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Landrieu starts second term as N.O. mayor

3 years 3 weeks 1 day ago May 05, 2014 May 5, 2014 Monday, May 05 2014 May 05, 2014 10:30 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Mitch Landrieu has formally begun his second term as Mayor of New Orleans.

Landrieu received the oath of office Monday.  Members of the city council and other city official were also sworn in at the newly restored Saenger Theatre. The day began with an interfaith service at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter

Landrieu easily won re-election in February with 63 percent of the vote. His first term included new initiatives on fighting violent crime and attempts to reduce blight from Hurricane Katrina. There were also battles over reforms for the police department and city jail.

Coming up with way to pay for those millions of dollars in reforms will be a big task of Landrieu's second term.

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