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#63 Jul 20, 2013
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So the shortest distance is 60 miles. That still doesnt mean we're anywhere close to an interstate, well. Recognize the point being made, not the childlike ideolized irrelevent facts. Bottom line, lack of interstate access has hindered El Dorado's growth.
Honestly you have a great point there, but for the most part except for a few places its 65 , and they have come a long way on tbe roads arkansas needs to up the speed limit south of 82 on 167 its still 53 miles or so to I 20 most truckers headed west go through homer and its 65 miles going that route and east bounders go through Farmerville Its a lot closer than through Ruston towns close to a interstate do indeed attract more industry for sure

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#64 Jul 20, 2013
But, but we're centrally located between I 20 with four lane access and I 30/ 40 with two and a half lane access. I 69 is coming. Cairo will be the last stop heading south before dry territory.
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El Dorado, AR

#65 Jul 20, 2013
ALL comments are the ignorantAzzHomo in case you're wondering why they all sound like a debate in a retard school. In this case it's just one fagRetard arguing with his own ignorantAzz self. Comment, change name. ask question, change name, answer question. fkingIdiot. LMAO.
well

Chicago, IL

#66 Jul 20, 2013
I don't expect to see I69 in my lifetime. If and when there is an exit for this area, businesses will establish themselves or relocate there.

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#67 Jul 20, 2013
well wrote:
I don't expect to see I69 in my lifetime. If and when there is an exit for this area, businesses will establish themselves or relocate there.
Your first sentence echoes Jackie Sawyer's statement when someone would suggest boom times for Cairo.
Yes

El Dorado, AR

#68 Jul 20, 2013
TGIF wrote:
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Agreed. The current mayor AND City Council think that "if you build it, they will come". BULL SHIT ! We MUST concentrate on jobs, not a worthless hotel and building up of the Conference Center. Someone made a comment earlier that El Dorado would return to 25,000 by 2020... BULL SHIT AGAIN ! People like me moved away from El Dorado because of several factors. One is the anti-business climate of the city. Again, the mayor and City Council are to blame for this and have been for the last couple of years. Second, the cost of doing business is going up becuase you have to have a permit just to wipe your ass.
So how do you change it ? Simple. You start by voting out the current mayor and City Council and replace them with "long signted" people who want to really grow the city by adding jobs, therefore adding to the tax base (more jobs, more people, more taxpayers). Unless you change the mindset of the city government (or change the makeup of it), then the decline of the city will continue. If that happens, we'll just turn into another Pine Bluff.
Agreed. Right on.
Yes

El Dorado, AR

#69 Jul 20, 2013
correcting ur confusion wrote:
El Dorado is perfect. We will definitely be back up to 25,000 by 2020.
Why can't you idiots see how much this town is booming? Its absolute perfection. There is no corruption here, or bad business, or poor schooling. We have the best school in the state. We have more business than the town can handle. And all our new retail and restaurants will be drawing people in like flies to candy. You know people that visit for our festivals are going to look around and be like "I have to live here".
And for those idiots that say our town is ghetto... where is your head? Up your ass? There is nothing ghetto about this town. El Dorado is just as nice as any other town in the country! We have no ghettos! Nobody here abuses welfare at all. I don't see how anyone can call a town with so few minorities "ghetto" anyway. We only have like, 30% minorities, which is just like everywhere else.
I'm sick of hearing anyone say anything in this town isn't perfect, because NEVER has a single politician or official ever made a SINGLE mistake in this town. EVER. Anyone who points out something that should be improved is just a miserable person who hates their life! Happy people like me will never admit to a problem of any kind. That is the key to happiness. That and being obsessed with one El Dorado family for at least three years, of course. THOSE ARE THE KEYS TO HAPPINESS!
Ok this is funny. And very obviously a joke. Not a single town in this country or any other fits that description. But there really are a few delusional fools in this town that think that way.
Yes

El Dorado, AR

#70 Jul 20, 2013
TGIF wrote:
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Agreed. The current mayor AND City Council think that "if you build it, they will come". BULL SHIT ! We MUST concentrate on jobs, not a worthless hotel and building up of the Conference Center. Someone made a comment earlier that El Dorado would return to 25,000 by 2020... BULL SHIT AGAIN ! People like me moved away from El Dorado because of several factors. One is the anti-business climate of the city. Again, the mayor and City Council are to blame for this and have been for the last couple of years. Second, the cost of doing business is going up becuase you have to have a permit just to wipe your ass.
So how do you change it ? Simple. You start by voting out the current mayor and City Council and replace them with "long signted" people who want to really grow the city by adding jobs, therefore adding to the tax base (more jobs, more people, more taxpayers). Unless you change the mindset of the city government (or change the makeup of it), then the decline of the city will continue. If that happens, we'll just turn into another Pine Bluff.
Except we would be a teeny tiny Pine Bluff.
well

Chicago, IL

#71 Jul 20, 2013
Grigori wrote:
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Your first sentence echoes Jackie Sawyer's statement when someone would suggest boom times for Cairo.
I'm pushing 70, and I69 is a slow moving project in Arkansas. People in their 50s may someday see it.
Dirkis

El Dorado, AR

#72 Jul 22, 2013
Yes wrote:
<quoted text> Except we would be a teeny tiny Pine Bluff.
I hope not. If the minority rate gets much higher, we're in more trouble than if the population continued to decline. If our population rises but the minority rate does too, we are in no better shape. White flight is hurting us.
correcting ur confusion

Little Rock, AR

#73 Jul 22, 2013
Yes wrote:
<quoted text> Except we would be a teeny tiny Pine Bluff.
El Dorado is nothing like Pine Bluff.
wtf

El Dorado, AR

#74 Jul 22, 2013
Dirkis wrote:
<quoted text> I hope not. If the minority rate gets much higher, we're in more trouble than if the population continued to decline. If our population rises but the minority rate does too, we are in no better shape. White flight is hurting us.
Agree. We aren't near as bad as Pine Bluff now, but the population trend over the past decade has shown a significant rise in minority population and a decline in white population. If it continues, we have the potential to end up like Pine Bluff. Though I don't think that will happen. At least I hope not. It is bad that we have more minorities than whites. It does give some credence to those that claim we are a "welfare" or "ghetto" town. However, white flight seems to have reached its peak. If our population rises, I see the white/minority population divide becoming less and less.

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