NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took time on Wednesday to rattle off his administration's accomplishments for 2015.
Landrieu touted resolving the firefighters' pension fund, breaking ground on a new terminal at Louis Armstrong International Airport and the renovation of the World Trade Center.
Flanked by city leaders, Landrieu called 2015 "transformational," but admitted more work needed to be done.
A balanced budget, hosting three presidents, and the 10th anniversary commemoration of Hurricane Katrina were also on the mayor's list of highlights.
Despite these achievements, Landrieu acknowledged constant drumbeat of crime on an everyday the city.
The mayor says it needs to stop and he said that would be the primary focus of 2016. He says progress has been made, but not enough.
When asked about whether he feels the Confederate monument fight was the battle to wage with the challenges the city faces, the mayor said "absolutely."