While there is considerable verbal sparring on the Bentley, pro and con, I will put in my insignificant opinion.
I am Not pointing the finger at anyone. Just sweeping an all-inclusive hand in a large semicircle…
If you are in the radius, so be it…..
I have said it before and I will say it again. I want the Bentley to reopen and flourish. It has been a vital landmark in Central Louisiana since 1908.
I do not pretend to know about the complex issues of funding and grants to get it up and running. I do know this. We have had a regressive leadership in Alexandria for a long time, actually going back to the 1950′s.
The officials I have known in the past in city government, have had the attitude, lets keep this a small town.
Keep the status-quo.
Even today, there are elements in our town that are anti growth.
I know them and have listened to their opinions.
Funny part about it.. most are not in or involved in our city government…. Most of them are selfish and misguided.
(For one reason or another.)
You have to spend money to get projects started. Be it private or governmental funding..
A car runs on gas..
Our town runs on good government and that “dirty word” , money or funds, as it is sometimes called.
Too many people want to put bile in the gas tank of Alexandria.
As long as this continues, we will take one step forward and FOUR steps backward.
Lets work to get our ”one horse town” a team of Clydesdale to pull it into the future!
Let’s quit bitching and moaning and pointing the finger at each other and move forward.
We have the ability. We just need to focus!
Can we do that?