Latoya Cantrell

New Orleans,

OPINION: Tommy: LaToya Cantrell is UNnaturally N’Awlins

New Orleans is a special place. We that have been here all of our lives know that. A lot of it doesn’t make sense. Some of it is backwards. We cause a lot of our own troubles. But we love it because it’s OUR nonsense, OUR backwardness, OUR trouble. And we’re in it TOGETHER.
New Orleans,

Grace Notes: LaToya Cantrell should know better than to mess with libraries -- or to support someone who stole from them

You don’t mess with public libraries, and the people who love them, without facing severe repercussions. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell should know that. A onetime library champion who worked to rebuild and reopen the branch in her neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina, Cantrell — for reasons that were never entirely clear — targeted the city’s libraries for deep cuts in a complicated millage renewal reconfiguration last year, which aimed to redirect tax revenue currently going to the system towards things like infrastructure and economic development. Thanks largely to the proposed 40% cut to New Orleans libraries for 20 years, voters decisively defeated the idea.
New Orleans,

Mayor LaToya Cantrell: New Orleans is the right place, and this is the right time, for infrastructure investment.

On May 3, 1978, New Orleans experienced one of its worst flood events, with nearly nine inches of rain falling before noon, inundating the city with two to five feet of flooding, and leaving parents to pick up their schoolchildren in canoes. In the years since and as we continue to grow, so do the climate challenges we face. According to the National Weather Service, April 2021 was the second wettest this city has experienced in the last 20 years, receiving nearly 13 inches of rain when the average is fewer than six.
New Orleans,

Mayor LaToya Cantrell

It’s been over one year since the COVID-19 Pandemic has ravaged the world, ensnaring it in a web of tragedy, death, and uncertainty. It’s created new norms as mask wearing, social distancing, zoom meetings, endless facetiming, mental health challenges, longing for and missing the intimacy of friends and loved ones.
New Orleans,

LaToya Cantrell: We have to use the river sediments to protect our coastline

In New Orleans, living with water is the foundation of our existence. With climate change impacting our daily lives, we are experiencing record-breaking Mississippi River flooding, increasingly intense and frequent rainfall events, and unprecedented hurricane seasons. We are also facing some of the highest rates of sea level rise in the world. Now is the time to innovate and adapt. We can continue to see water as our biggest threat, or we can use it as a major asset. Here in New Orleans, we are leading the way, finding innovative ways to live with water. We are proud of the progress made since Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans, LAComplex

Juvenile Receives Key to the City From New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell

A little over 20 years after he announced Cash Money Records was “taking over for the ’99 and the 2000s,” Juvenile has received the key to his hometown of New Orleans. On Tuesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell invited Juvenile to City Hall to present him with a ceremonial plaque that honors the 46-year-old rapper as a “Son of the City of New Orleans.”
Congress &

Mayor LaToya Cantrell Endorses Karen Carter Peterson for Congress

In a press conference today, Mayor LaToya Cantrell endorsed state Senator Karen Carter Peterson for Congress, saying, “I have known Senator Peterson for over two decades and through our history as friends, as partners, and getting things done—it always goes back to getting things done. So as I reflect on the recovery of this community when you became Senator, it was focused on the full recovery (after Katrina) of Broadmoor…” She continued, “I’m proud to be by my friend, a true partner, a woman who is fearless…I’m looking forward to our continued relationship to deliver results…”

LaToya Cantrell tells hospitality industry to encourage workers to be vaccinated

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city officials urged residents to get vaccinated Thursday while pressing the hospitality industry to better track how quickly their employees were getting inoculated. "It’s one thing wanting to get back to business, as we all want to do. But again, the key to doing that...