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Mayor Mitch Landrieu launches 2nd term


Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu formally launched his second term Monday.

Landrieu received the oath of office at the newly restored Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. City Council members and other city officials also were sworn in at the Saenger after starting the day at an interfaith service at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter

Landrieu won re-election in a landslide victory in February. His first term was marked by new initiatives to fight violent crime. There also was a program to reduce post-Hurricane Katrina blight. And there were legal battles over expensive, court-ordered reforms of the New Orleans Police Department and the city's jail.

Finding ways to pay for those multi-million dollar reforms will be a major task of his second term.

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