In the coming years what are the need’s of Alexandria?
Somewhere in the late 1920′s we had an opportunity to begin to thrive and grow.
Unfortunately our elected officials began to think that truck farming would be a great way to grow.
Through the 1930′s that industry did not grow and neither did our City.
Cotton and sugar cane remained our major economic force along with king timber.
World war two came along and offered Central Louisiana and Alexandria the opportunity of a lifetime after it was over.
Once again Alexandria missed the boat, so to speak.
Other towns grew, we became stagnant.
The 1950′s through the 70′s saw very little if any population growth.
We enticed several big company’s to invest in the area..
All across the river..
A few survived, most folded and closed.
Still stagnate growth..
1980′s till today.
A little more growth.not enough to mention.
Air base closes. (a few business model’s move in)
No real big success.
No incentive for growth.
We focus on urban sprawl.. Whipping dead horse’s again.
They are desperately trying to revitalize downtown in the present administration.
What happened to encourage industry?
Not talking about bicycle trails or driving tours or Bar-b-Q losers or no name talent or any of that mundane stuff…
That just attracts the locals…
Hotel’s help but do not encourage tourism……(misplaced emphasis.)
Is anyone really interested in seeing our city grow?
The mayor’s election coming up will be a dirty nasty toxic oil spill in Alexandria.
The only candidate I can see that will make a feeble attempt to move forward is the current one.
And he is not an ideal option..
Our city councilmen best serve the city in their current post..
The others..I think they are running for office for a multitude of wrong, wrong reasons..
No bull shit..It is all about what can you do in a positive progressive effort for ALL of Alexandria..Not for your self.
I am not endorsing or belittling any one.
Just giving my opinion.. Oh, and I do realize it is perhaps NOT the best in some of the readers minds.
I just do not want to see another opportunity dumped in the sewer for the sake of misplaced ambitions.
(strike four )
(is strike five headed our way?)
Probably..I hope not.
What are your thoughts? (if any)