MILESTONE: Lt. Gov. Landrieu, FEMA, and City Park Officials to Announce $8.6 Million in FEMA Funding for Restoration of Park -- 05/30/2007
Office of Lieutenant GovernorFOR IMEDIATE RELEASE
May 30, 2007
MILESTONE: Lt. Gov. Landrieu, FEMA, and City Park Officials to Announce $8.6 Million in FEMA Funding for Restoration of Park
New Orleans, LA - On Wednesday, May 30, Lt. Governor Mitch Landrieu will host a press conference to shine the light on recovery efforts at New Orleans City Park. FEMA will announce that $8.6 million has been obligated to repair damage caused by Hurricane Katrina. The announcement of this funding is another milestone in City Park's ongoing rebirth.
Local and national businesses and organizations have joined thousands of volunteers and the park's staff to take part in restoration projects at the park. When it was needed most, General Honore' worked to put boots on the ground at City Park. Landrieu pushed the State Bond Commission to approve a $6.2 million for the New Orleans City Park Golf Complex, and has worked with the Administration and Legislature to appropriate general and capital outlay funds to expedite the recovery of City Park. Last session, legislation was passed that placed City Park in the Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism. The park has also raised $9 million in private donations, which helped foster early recovery projects.
City Park is gaining momentum, and on it's way to being an anchor for our community.