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Little Rock, AR

#1 Jul 31, 2013
Stopped a big job producer from starting up. Yet approved to widening the empty industrial road, and putting a sign up telling people how empty it has become. I wish Mr.Reynolds would play less politics with the Chamber and move El Dorado forward. Does our "Busy" airport really need a $800k new hanger?? wasted money..
TGIF

Conway, AR

#2 Jul 31, 2013
Blanked wrote:
Stopped a big job producer from starting up. Yet approved to widening the empty industrial road, and putting a sign up telling people how empty it has become. I wish Mr.Reynolds would play less politics with the Chamber and move El Dorado forward. Does our "Busy" airport really need a $800k new hanger?? wasted money..
Its like I've said before. The EEDB (like all other boards & commissions) are just a reflection of the City Council and Mayor Hash. To change the focus of these boards & commissions, you have to get rid of the council & mayor and start fresh. Then and only then will new members be selected to sit on these boards & commissions who are forward thinkers and not play politics.

As for the airport, no it doesn't need an $800,000 hangar. In fact, I see no need for an "airport commission", since Goodwin Field doesn't see much air traffic. But its chairman Jeff Teague wants it (for whatever reason) and the rest of the commission just does what he says. When Teague was appointed to the commission, the only way he would take the position, was to be its chairman. According to the bylaws, a chairman is to be selected each year and voted on by the commissioners. In the 6 years that Teague has been chairman, he's NEVER come up for re-appointment as chairman.

I could go on all day about the screw ups within city government, but thats another story for another day.

Stay tuned... I'll be back !
yeah

El Dorado, AR

#3 Jul 31, 2013
TGIF wrote:
<quoted text>
Its like I've said before. The EEDB (like all other boards & commissions) are just a reflection of the City Council and Mayor Hash. To change the focus of these boards & commissions, you have to get rid of the council & mayor and start fresh. Then and only then will new members be selected to sit on these boards & commissions who are forward thinkers and not play politics.
As for the airport, no it doesn't need an $800,000 hangar. In fact, I see no need for an "airport commission", since Goodwin Field doesn't see much air traffic. But its chairman Jeff Teague wants it (for whatever reason) and the rest of the commission just does what he says. When Teague was appointed to the commission, the only way he would take the position, was to be its chairman. According to the bylaws, a chairman is to be selected each year and voted on by the commissioners. In the 6 years that Teague has been chairman, he's NEVER come up for re-appointment as chairman.
I could go on all day about the screw ups within city government, but thats another story for another day.
Stay tuned... I'll be back !
Anyone who wants to claim our town isn't corrupt is clueless. This town is as corrupt as any town in America can possibly be.
yeah

El Dorado, AR

#4 Jul 31, 2013
Blanked wrote:
Stopped a big job producer from starting up. Yet approved to widening the empty industrial road, and putting a sign up telling people how empty it has become. I wish Mr.Reynolds would play less politics with the Chamber and move El Dorado forward. Does our "Busy" airport really need a $800k new hanger?? wasted money..
Our useless spending is nothing more than excuses to put money in pockets.
John

El Dorado, AR

#5 Jul 31, 2013
Blanked wrote:
Stopped a big job producer from starting up. Yet approved to widening the empty industrial road, and putting a sign up telling people how empty it has become. I wish Mr.Reynolds would play less politics with the Chamber and move El Dorado forward. Does our "Busy" airport really need a $800k new hanger?? wasted money..
They didn't stop any "big" job producer from starting up. They told an unorganized presenter that they needed more information. The Mayor screwed the deal up and the poor businessman got caught up in the middle.

And they didn't approve funding for a sign or a road...just talked about it. What the heck are you talking about?
Benn

El Dorado, AR

#6 Jul 31, 2013
We need a downtown hotel. LOL
Jerri

United States

#7 Jul 31, 2013
Benn wrote:
We need a downtown hotel. LOL
Just as much as we need a downtown parking garage.
Im wondering

United States

#8 Jul 31, 2013
yeah wrote:
<quoted text> Our useless spending is nothing more than excuses to put money in pockets.
IF the slogan "NO CASH FOR HASH"!! HOW MUCH Cash, or if any cash goes under the table on these STUPID,OVERPRICED deals at the taxpayers expense??? Is this happening?? Hmmmm makes me wonder could be wrong !! Still the slogan sounds too good to be true.. Food for thought anyway!!!!! IM JUST SAYING (:-))
Question mark

United States

#9 Jul 31, 2013
John wrote:
<quoted text>
They didn't stop any "big" job producer from starting up. They told an unorganized presenter that they needed more information. The Mayor screwed the deal up and the poor businessman got caught up in the middle.
And they didn't approve funding for a sign or a road...just talked about it. What the heck are you talking about?
The slogan No cash for Hash sounds too good to be true!! Got to be a gimmick!!! Lmao
Question mark

United States

#10 Jul 31, 2013
Look at this rest area out here its identical to the rest that was built in the state Anthony logs and all the only difference I was told that the rest in the state identical to this rest area cost 3 million but this one out here was 12 million!!! Why???? Lots of question marks this was real hush hush hush of a deal !! Said they had to pay Sewell some ungodly ammount too!! Why??? Where is all this extra money going around here on these projects???
here

El Dorado, AR

#11 Aug 1, 2013
Question mark wrote:
Look at this rest area out here its identical to the rest that was built in the state Anthony logs and all the only difference I was told that the rest in the state identical to this rest area cost 3 million but this one out here was 12 million!!! Why???? Lots of question marks this was real hush hush hush of a deal !! Said they had to pay Sewell some ungodly ammount too!! Why??? Where is all this extra money going around here on these projects???
Straight into the back pockets of a few individuals. When will you people wake up and realize that with everything done in this town there is always a tinge of weirdness, of "something just doesn't add up". The answer is always corruption. Every single time. We live in a town where there are a handful of super rich families that pay for the campaigns and the elections of certain town officials. Those officials then do the bidding of THOSE people, not THE people. Sure, corruption is everywhere. But in most places it has its balance. Here, it is overwhelming, unchecked and all encompassing. Along with that comes a majority black population which makes us into a true welfare town. El Dorado is a sh*thole. Anyone who argues otherwise is lacking in common sense or has just never lived anywhere better to see for themselves that there are areas of this state and others that are the same size as El Dorado but 100X nicer, cleaner, prettier, more efficient, practical, and serviceable. Where education for kids is stronger. Where there is access to proper clothes and organic, healthier foods. Where there are even more events and festivals, as well as museums or theme parks. All without having to drive almost two hours to get to anything that isn't poisoned by such defectiveness as is in this town.

And please, before that idiot claims I am "just miserable and need to leave" allow me to point out that I don't live here. I grew up here and go to school in Texas. In a town only a little bigger than here. And I absolutely and wholly love my life, my friends and my family. I love my church and have a strong relationship with God and choose to be content and keep a positive attitude. I don't sit around and pout when I'm here in the summers. I make do and am grateful with what is available to me. However, I am neither blind nor stupid, nor do I delude myself into believing this town is what it isn't. Growing up here I thought everything here was normal. It wasn't until I lived elsewhere (in Texas and 9 months in Germany) then came back to El Dorado, did I realize what this town had come to. Part of my ignorance probably came from the fact that those who live here don't see the harsh decline for what it is. Those of us that come and go can more objectively see what goes on here.

Not only have I seen the destitution and corruption but I see genuine misery on the faces of the people here. Like they are stuck. It is a sad weariness. Those that choose to be content can only muster the effort for so long before they break. Those that are truly content are trashy, drunk or ignorant. The town officials and rich families leave this place often for numerous vacations and business trips to get away, leaving their pathetic minions to convince themselves the town is wonderful and just as good as anywhere else. Those same people that claim anyone who talks about El Dorado for what is, are "miserable" , are the same people you will see with so much anger and hatred built up in their hearts and in their spirits for their fellow humans that their bitterness can't be masked.

This has got to be one of the saddest places in America.
Lefty

El Dorado, AR

#12 Aug 1, 2013
Question mark wrote:
<quoted text> The slogan No cash for Hash sounds too good to be true!! Got to be a gimmick!!! Lmao
Yeah, Hash is the biggest idiot mayor this town has ever had. And that's saying something for someone to be a bigger idiot than Bobby Beard. Vote out Hash and some of his "people" and maybe the town will improve a bit.
Carters

El Dorado, AR

#13 Aug 1, 2013
here wrote:
<quoted text> Straight into the back pockets of a few individuals. When will you people wake up and realize that with everything done in this town there is always a tinge of weirdness, of "something just doesn't add up". The answer is always corruption. Every single time. We live in a town where there are a handful of super rich families that pay for the campaigns and the elections of certain town officials. Those officials then do the bidding of THOSE people, not THE people. Sure, corruption is everywhere. But in most places it has its balance. Here, it is overwhelming, unchecked and all encompassing. Along with that comes a majority black population which makes us into a true welfare town. El Dorado is a sh*thole. Anyone who argues otherwise is lacking in common sense or has just never lived anywhere better to see for themselves that there are areas of this state and others that are the same size as El Dorado but 100X nicer, cleaner, prettier, more efficient, practical, and serviceable. Where education for kids is stronger. Where there is access to proper clothes and organic, healthier foods. Where there are even more events and festivals, as well as museums or theme parks. All without having to drive almost two hours to get to anything that isn't poisoned by such defectiveness as is in this town.
And please, before that idiot claims I am "just miserable and need to leave" allow me to point out that I don't live here. I grew up here and go to school in Texas. In a town only a little bigger than here. And I absolutely and wholly love my life, my friends and my family. I love my church and have a strong relationship with God and choose to be content and keep a positive attitude. I don't sit around and pout when I'm here in the summers. I make do and am grateful with what is available to me. However, I am neither blind nor stupid, nor do I delude myself into believing this town is what it isn't. Growing up here I thought everything here was normal. It wasn't until I lived elsewhere (in Texas and 9 months in Germany) then came back to El Dorado, did I realize what this town had come to. Part of my ignorance probably came from the fact that those who live here don't see the harsh decline for what it is. Those of us that come and go can more objectively see what goes on here.
Not only have I seen the destitution and corruption but I see genuine misery on the faces of the people here. Like they are stuck. It is a sad weariness. Those that choose to be content can only muster the effort for so long before they break. Those that are truly content are trashy, drunk or ignorant. The town officials and rich families leave this place often for numerous vacations and business trips to get away, leaving their pathetic minions to convince themselves the town is wonderful and just as good as anywhere else. Those same people that claim anyone who talks about El Dorado for what is, are "miserable" , are the same people you will see with so much anger and hatred built up in their hearts and in their spirits for their fellow humans that their bitterness can't be masked.
This has got to be one of the saddest places in America.
Anyone who really loves this town is realistic about it and wants to make it better. I will never leave here. This is my home. Always has been, always will be. Many things need to change for the better and I know that. Not many of us lie to ourselves and pretend like El Dorado is some great place. We aren't stupid or in denial like you might think. We're loyal though and that matters and we want to see this town thrive again. Pretending doesn't solve a single thing. Action does.
Carters

El Dorado, AR

#14 Aug 1, 2013
here wrote:
<quoted text> Straight into the back pockets of a few individuals. When will you people wake up and realize that with everything done in this town there is always a tinge of weirdness, of "something just doesn't add up". The answer is always corruption. Every single time. We live in a town where there are a handful of super rich families that pay for the campaigns and the elections of certain town officials. Those officials then do the bidding of THOSE people, not THE people. Sure, corruption is everywhere. But in most places it has its balance. Here, it is overwhelming, unchecked and all encompassing. Along with that comes a majority black population which makes us into a true welfare town. El Dorado is a sh*thole. Anyone who argues otherwise is lacking in common sense or has just never lived anywhere better to see for themselves that there are areas of this state and others that are the same size as El Dorado but 100X nicer, cleaner, prettier, more efficient, practical, and serviceable. Where education for kids is stronger. Where there is access to proper clothes and organic, healthier foods. Where there are even more events and festivals, as well as museums or theme parks. All without having to drive almost two hours to get to anything that isn't poisoned by such defectiveness as is in this town.
And please, before that idiot claims I am "just miserable and need to leave" allow me to point out that I don't live here. I grew up here and go to school in Texas. In a town only a little bigger than here. And I absolutely and wholly love my life, my friends and my family. I love my church and have a strong relationship with God and choose to be content and keep a positive attitude. I don't sit around and pout when I'm here in the summers. I make do and am grateful with what is available to me. However, I am neither blind nor stupid, nor do I delude myself into believing this town is what it isn't. Growing up here I thought everything here was normal. It wasn't until I lived elsewhere (in Texas and 9 months in Germany) then came back to El Dorado, did I realize what this town had come to. Part of my ignorance probably came from the fact that those who live here don't see the harsh decline for what it is. Those of us that come and go can more objectively see what goes on here.
Not only have I seen the destitution and corruption but I see genuine misery on the faces of the people here. Like they are stuck. It is a sad weariness. Those that choose to be content can only muster the effort for so long before they break. Those that are truly content are trashy, drunk or ignorant. The town officials and rich families leave this place often for numerous vacations and business trips to get away, leaving their pathetic minions to convince themselves the town is wonderful and just as good as anywhere else. Those same people that claim anyone who talks about El Dorado for what is, are "miserable" , are the same people you will see with so much anger and hatred built up in their hearts and in their spirits for their fellow humans that their bitterness can't be masked.
This has got to be one of the saddest places in America.
Towns our size don't have museums and theme parks. Though there are plenty that are within a short driving distance to those things you mentioned. Having to drive so far for organic produce, clothes and activities does get old but its where we're located that makes it that way and that will never change. I'm thankful we can order so much from the internet now. Ten years ago we had to drive out of town just about every other weekend.
Alton

El Dorado, AR

#15 Aug 1, 2013
here- I appreciate your comments but just let me say that for me-- I have lived in Shreveport,Monroe,Conway,Fayet teville,Helena, Pine Bluff and El Dorado is the best town.
crazy me

El Dorado, AR

#16 Aug 1, 2013
Alton wrote:
here- I appreciate your comments but just let me say that for me-- I have lived in Shreveport,Monroe,Conway,Fayet teville,Helena, Pine Bluff and El Dorado is the best town.
Glad you prefer it here and all and can't argue that I'd rather be here than Pine Bluff, Helena, Monroe or Shreveport but Fayetteville and Conway are extremely nice places to live. Both have some of the best elementary and high school education in the state. Both have Universities for college kids. Both have access to giant lakes as well as rivers and mountains. Both have low minority percentages and much lower welfare cases. Both offer a plethora of healthy food options. Both offer lots of shopping. Both are also, of course, much bigger than El Dorado though.

I have to wonder, why on earth would you think El Dorado is better than either of those places or offers anything near what those two places offer?
crazy me

El Dorado, AR

#17 Aug 1, 2013
here wrote:
<quoted text> Straight into the back pockets of a few individuals. When will you people wake up and realize that with everything done in this town there is always a tinge of weirdness, of "something just doesn't add up". The answer is always corruption. Every single time. We live in a town where there are a handful of super rich families that pay for the campaigns and the elections of certain town officials. Those officials then do the bidding of THOSE people, not THE people. Sure, corruption is everywhere. But in most places it has its balance. Here, it is overwhelming, unchecked and all encompassing. Along with that comes a majority black population which makes us into a true welfare town. El Dorado is a sh*thole. Anyone who argues otherwise is lacking in common sense or has just never lived anywhere better to see for themselves that there are areas of this state and others that are the same size as El Dorado but 100X nicer, cleaner, prettier, more efficient, practical, and serviceable. Where education for kids is stronger. Where there is access to proper clothes and organic, healthier foods. Where there are even more events and festivals, as well as museums or theme parks. All without having to drive almost two hours to get to anything that isn't poisoned by such defectiveness as is in this town.
And please, before that idiot claims I am "just miserable and need to leave" allow me to point out that I don't live here. I grew up here and go to school in Texas. In a town only a little bigger than here. And I absolutely and wholly love my life, my friends and my family. I love my church and have a strong relationship with God and choose to be content and keep a positive attitude. I don't sit around and pout when I'm here in the summers. I make do and am grateful with what is available to me. However, I am neither blind nor stupid, nor do I delude myself into believing this town is what it isn't. Growing up here I thought everything here was normal. It wasn't until I lived elsewhere (in Texas and 9 months in Germany) then came back to El Dorado, did I realize what this town had come to. Part of my ignorance probably came from the fact that those who live here don't see the harsh decline for what it is. Those of us that come and go can more objectively see what goes on here.
Not only have I seen the destitution and corruption but I see genuine misery on the faces of the people here. Like they are stuck. It is a sad weariness. Those that choose to be content can only muster the effort for so long before they break. Those that are truly content are trashy, drunk or ignorant. The town officials and rich families leave this place often for numerous vacations and business trips to get away, leaving their pathetic minions to convince themselves the town is wonderful and just as good as anywhere else. Those same people that claim anyone who talks about El Dorado for what is, are "miserable" , are the same people you will see with so much anger and hatred built up in their hearts and in their spirits for their fellow humans that their bitterness can't be masked.
This has got to be one of the saddest places in America.
Can't disagree with a lot of what you said but if you really think El Dorado is one of the saddest places in America then you obviously haven't ever been to Pine Bluff or anywhere in Mississippi, Louisiana or West Virginia.
Mr Who Laid the Chunk

El Dorado, AR

#18 Aug 1, 2013
First - it's the EEDB. Second, the airport is the 6th largest in the state per enplanements (Larger then Fayetteville, Jonesboro, and Hot Springs). It's the only one with INCREASES in boardings over even Little Rock in the last year. Third - The largest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the county is in the Industrial Park - Over 1,300. There are 26 businesses in the park, with infrastructure existing including rail, road, and internet throughout. No other site in the county has all these amenities. Discourse is good and part of the democratic process. But the least you could do is educate yourself on the facts of what you speak of. BUT - all this logic may be way to much information for the geniuses on this forum to handle. So, maybe it needs to be said in a way you can understand. JOBS = Good. All you trolls on here if you don't like the process - lay down the weed, the hydros, the twelver's, and get off your collective asses, and volunter your time to better your community.
wondering

El Dorado, AR

#19 Aug 1, 2013
Mr Who Laid the Chunk wrote:
First - it's the EEDB. Second, the airport is the 6th largest in the state per enplanements (Larger then Fayetteville, Jonesboro, and Hot Springs). It's the only one with INCREASES in boardings over even Little Rock in the last year. Third - The largest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the county is in the Industrial Park - Over 1,300. There are 26 businesses in the park, with infrastructure existing including rail, road, and internet throughout. No other site in the county has all these amenities. Discourse is good and part of the democratic process. But the least you could do is educate yourself on the facts of what you speak of. BUT - all this logic may be way to much information for the geniuses on this forum to handle. So, maybe it needs to be said in a way you can understand. JOBS = Good. All you trolls on here if you don't like the process - lay down the weed, the hydros, the twelver's, and get off your collective asses, and volunter your time to better your community.
What is a twelver?
Bud Wiser

El Dorado, AR

#20 Aug 1, 2013
I would assume tht Mr. Chunk is speaking of brewski's.

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