New Orleans City Government
Twenty Years Ago

Charles Mo, Registrar at the New Orleans Museum of Art, supervises the unpacking of the "Peru's Golden Treasure" exhibition. In this photograph he is holding a Chimu tumi (a ceremonial knife).

In addition, we present below a sample of other City Government Happenings that were reported in the January, 1979 Hall Talk.

In the Memo: From the Mayor column, Mayor Dutch Morial noted that:

As you well know, we are in the midst of a financial problem right now. ... We are seeking solutions through revenue measures we introduced to the City Council in November. We do not want to lay off employees, but we want New Orleanians to su pport revenues to pay for the services they demand. ... Hopefully, the New Year will hold better days for our urban areas."
In the Out to Lunch column, Leonard Lassalle (Civil Service) reported on Eat No Evil, a health food restaurant that once served good salads and sandwiches at 405 Baronne St.

NORD's great tennis coach, Nehemiah Atkinson, was pictured and cited for receiving the Sportsmanship Award at the Gulf States Tennis Tournament in Baton Rouge.

Marina and Doug Kahn (CAO's Office) remembered their recent nine-day vacation in the Virgin Islands.

Employees of a number of agencies located on the first floor of City Hall--"Where People Meet People"--were also highlighted in the January, 1979 issue of Hall Talk.

The Louisiana Division of the Library has a complete set of Hall Talk in its City Documents Collection. Come by and read about the past some time!

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