Landrieu talks Mardi Gras and leaving office while watching parades

Jim Hanzo
February 13, 2018 - 12:51 pm



WWL's Tom Fitzmorris and Angela Hill talked with Mayor Mitch Landrieu while parades passed on St. Charles Avenue and the Mayor said he is blessed to be able to serve the people of New Orleans as their mayor.  Landrieu said Mardi Gras brings people together.  

Mitch Landrieu talks with Angela and Tom.mp3

"Mardi Gras is really the embodiment of what the essence of New Orleans is," Landrieu said.  "Where diversity is a strength, we have people of different races, creeds, colors, everybody comes together and finds common ground and on this very spectacular day just celebrates, especially today our 300th anniversary, of course we are older than the country itself." 

And what does Landrieu plan to do when he leaves office in May? 

"I really don't know I haven't thought about it much," he said.  "I said, when I got elected, I was going to give the city 100 percent of the best years of my life and I'm going to see it to the end and then I'm going to take a rest and clear my head and think about ways to continue to serve, which is really in my blood, so we'll figure it out.  It really doesn't have to be a political office."  

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