Now I know that’s a hell of a statement to make, but if you think about it, it’s more than true.
Our city government is regressive. I have yet to figure out what real inducement to industry they have or plan to make. In the past they have set a pitiful example of even beginning to offer anything for outside industry or business to come in. For example. No major restaurants of a chain nature even consider this area. If they are here now, they incorporate their smallest and least decorative building. A major investment here will just not pay off. Tourist influx and income is nada!
We have lost the chance at several manufacturing plants… They have taken a hard look at our city and parish government and inducements and our labor force potential along with education level and backed off , shaking their heads in disbelief.
Our city government fights over two hotels in downtown Alexandria. Yet are too stump dumb to even begin to realize you have to plan past that point and bring people into town to use them. Classic stupidity of a most elementary nature.
Yet they squeal like hog’s in a farm-yard when ever the subject is brought up.
Our local education system is at best only moderately effective. I sincerely belive our education level is probably 10th grade and that is pushing it.
There seems to be no work ethic being passed down in family’s in this area.
It is more of a welfare ethic. Saggy pants and high wheel mud trucks do not speak education or a drive to better one’s self.
There is no real sence of pride in our city or surrounding area. No real promotion. We are just an exit on the interstate. A place to perhaps spend the night and in the morning move on to something a bit more exciting with attractions that challenge our minds.
Improvements to streets are fine. Building parks and dog parks and bicycle paths do not bring in outside traffic. They in truth just end up costing the city more in future maintenance cost and offer more space for graffiti and vandalism from our undereducated young. That money could be put to more constructive use. Industrial parks, etc. (perish the thought!)
We tend to start a project and then forget it’s direction, due to lack of true leadership.
We are divided in direction by race. That is a subject that should have been put behind us years ago. Everyone needs to work for one direction, not go in every direction of the compass at once. Leave the selfishness and greed behind. Work for the good of the city, not a select few.
I am dumbfounded at the rank stupidity of some of our elected officials.
Yet they are lauded for their jackass views and braying!
Instead of attacking a member of a political governing group for some stupid , meaningless pathetic selfish reason. Offer up constructive suggestions that can help us claw our way out of this deep, dark , putrid, mud hole we are in!
I could continue to comment for eight or ten more paragraphs, but it is really a waste of time and thought.
Hell yes I have ideas that could improve our image..but I do not fool myself with delusions of grandure..Anything I might say is totally meaningless in this warped world we live in here in Alexandria.
If I have stepped on anyones toes by inference..I hope it hurts like almighty hell!
Alexandria is a city I love with all my heart!
I wish a few other people felt the same way…
If you do, back it up with action..not just the same old bull-shit!
I am really surprised no one has commented on this rant..Guess everyone agrees..