Alexandria seeks public participation...

Alexandria seeks public participation at Recreation Summit

There are 9 comments on the The Town Talk story from Aug 6, 2014, titled Alexandria seeks public participation at Recreation Summit. In it, The Town Talk reports that:

The city of Alexandria has money to greatly enhance its recreational facilities and programs, and the public's input is being sought on how the upgrade should take shape.

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Alexandria, LA

#1 Aug 6, 2014
I have read the schedule for this conference.
Can anyone tell me when the taxpayers of Alexandria will have a chance to give their thoughts!

And can anyone tell me how much it is costing the city to have all these speakers from all over the United States come to the conference?

Alexandria, LA

#2 Aug 6, 2014
I saw the schedule as well and believe that the scheduled events are nothing more than a sham/public distraction of what's really going on. The city wastes more tax payers money with unnecessary spending rather than actually doing what they're required to do. I'm ready for a clean slate of elected officials and key staff personnel.
Alexandria Resident

Alexandria, LA

#3 Aug 6, 2014
Amen, amen and amen!

As an example of wasted tax money, take a look at the signs along Masonic Drive locating the zoo, the mall, the tennis courts, etc.
The lettering is so small you can't read them without actually stopping in the street. A lot of good they do!

And what is this I hear about some sort of civil rights memorial costing $500, 000? Is this some scheme by the current administration to get black votes? Is this money coming out of the recreation tax money? How does a memorial tie in with recreation?

Yes, it is time for Mayor "Little Napoleon" to go!
Just passing thru

Fort Necessity, LA

#4 Aug 7, 2014
This is one more example of a gullible public approving another tax without knowing how it will be spent.
The coliseum tax passed, yet, no action has been taken because costs escalated and construction can't proceed without property ownership being determined.
Now, Alexandria voters have passed another tax with no idea how that tax will be spent. Shouldn't they have held these public forums prior to the tax being placed on the ballot?
Folks, you bought another pig in a poke.
Been There Done That

Alexandria, LA

#5 Aug 7, 2014
I would attend this conference if I would be assured i could express my thoughts.

But Mayor Roy will take one question and then spend the rest of the allotted time talking.

No one else will get to state their thoughts or ask a question.

This conference is a total waste of time and money.
Rather than residents of Alexandria getting to express their thoughts, it appears a bunch of outside "experts" are being paid to come in and express their opinions.

Alexandria, LA

#6 Aug 7, 2014
Exactly. I couldn't agree more with all of the comments above. Here's one for you - that whole Civil Rights Park idea was a hot mess at least 2 years ago in the making. I would imagine that those who actively participated and survived the Civil Rights Movement wouldn't want some dead park in their honor but yet would like to see significant change across the board; focusing on more important things like cleaning up and increasing the number of bus routes to at least every 30 mins, cleaning up downtown, clearing out the "Payday/Title Loan" sharks, improving public-use facilities, clean up the antics on the City Council, better enforce truancy laws, make Alexandria a greener city, fix the horrible drainage issues, stop taxing the people for everything, hire competent and qualified employees and the list goes on...
Alexandria Resident

Alexandria, LA

#7 Aug 7, 2014
Would you be interested in running for the mayor's office?
Say What

Alexandria, LA

#8 Aug 7, 2014
I just watched KALB-TV's evening news.
Altough they did report on the conference, I noticed that the camera man did not pan the audience.
Could it be because there might have been more people on the platform then there were people in the audience?

Our taxes at work!

Houston, TX

#9 Aug 11, 2014
@Alexandria Resident

My first order of business would be to fight to institute a term limit (not superseding the President) for any and all elected officials and clean house; not to mention instituting an open-door policy. The idea of an increased security measure thing is a joke and partly (if not mostly) unnecessary. I ain't scared lol

Word to the wise for any and all who are running - TRANSPARENCY is the magic word.

I just want a better/more civilized operation of local government not some reality show. It's time for a change. Btw, boy if I ran.. Ha!! It'd be some smoke in the city lol. I'd get rid of this monopoly Cleco has on the city.

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