It’s time to stop the infighting and the personality conflicts. The stupid yaya’s in the city council. The endless can kicking and chest beating.
You can not fill a hotel with no plans to do so. We have no road map to follow to grow this city. Most of our elected officials are clueless ! 3/4 of the City Council have no idea of what they are doing and our mayor has an ego the size of the grand canyon. Yet we sit and watch these poor wretches continue to tread water each and every day.
We have a glut of hotel’s and motel’s..Low capicity each and every day.
Go ahead close the Fulton..take another giant step backward..Tear down the Bentley..jump in the river and drown….How stupid!
Local people buying up empty buildings downtown….(For what?) Tax reasons?
Maybe to put a law office in a few of them and who knows what else.???Change the zone laws and..Ever hear the word Condo? Gosh..what’s that?
We sit with our collective thumbs up our behinds while Natchitoches garners all the laurels in tourism…. Guess what? We rival that city in history. We are too stupid to use that sledgehammer. From the looks of it we never will…
The stock yard fiasco. A group of nice clean apartments in a low-income ..high crime cul-de-sac that is avoided by any major commercial prospects.
Sorry for the negativity, but can you possibly look at it any other way?
We have all those improvement programs with government grants and honestly when they are completed..who uses them? They want to put bicycle lanes on some of the major roads..for what? Homeless can collectors on bicycles?
Pig roasts do not draw tourist. Attractions do. A pig roast is a one time event. Once a year…We need things like a big flea market down town every four months. Put something like that in place on 2nd and 3rd streets . Close the streets and set up a market for three or four days each quarter..Advertise it. That is just one feeble idea, I am sure there is a full field of other’s!
Look at Monroe..(Antique center in town.)
It’s a long list…..
Alexandria (………………………………………………………………………………..) Nothing. Nada…Zero. (But the possibilities are tremendous!)
I do not pretend in any way what so ever to have the anwsers..but we need another direction in Cenla.
Yes I know you have a counter reason for everything I have mentioned. ..But really? Lets show some progressive thinking, not the same old bullshit….. over and over and over and over again………
If we continue down the path that we are headed..with no real definitive road map…we are doomed to absolute mediocrity..
Alexandria is a ship without a rudder ..headed straight for the rocks….
I hate that thought like almighty hell!!