NEW ORLEANS - Council President Helena Moreno has released the following statement on today's loss of former Mayor Moon Landrieu:
“Mayor Landrieu transformed civic and political life with his courageous fights on behalf of the people of New Orleans, particularly around racial and economic justice. Along with his extraordinary wife Verna, Moon built a sprawling family deeply committed to public service and progress towards a better world. He will be long remembered as a leader who ignited transformative changes for racial justice, desegregation, and economic equality. His children, among them a Mayor, a Senator, a Judge, lawyers, and civic leaders, continue his example of servant leadership to our community, building a legacy of change in their wake.
Moon never stopped serving, mentoring countless civic and political leaders, lending his time and attention to causes here at home and across the world. He has left an indelible mark on our City and will be greatly missed.”