Group seeks to spur Eunice economic development

Apr 3, 2008 Full story: Daily World 8

“We have no ability to tax. We would like funds to hire a development director or to at least be able to continue our research”

The newly-formed Eunice Economic Development Board plans to put a five-part plan to help jumpstart the local economy before the city council April 8. "We are looking for ways to jump-start a stagnant economy. via Daily World

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CW Grnwd

San Bernardino, CA

#1 Apr 8, 2008
Economic stimulas is always a good thing. Just how can us average Joe's help?

Since: Feb 08

AOL

#2 Apr 8, 2008
why not let the business people jump start the ecomony. After all they are the experts on this matter. I say if they are still in business then they must know what to do and keep it going strong. No economic developement board can tell people how to jump start the economy.

Since: Feb 08

AOL

#3 Apr 9, 2008
You are right remote. Why did this board ask for the city of eunice to hire a person to help with economic developement? did that person need a job? tell him to go to mcdonalds,burger king or taco bell i saw want to hire signs. why spend more money on hiring a person to help the economic development in eunice. get the business people to do that after all they are the ones with the most incentive. thats how their businesses grow. they can tell us better than hiring some person who just needs a job. i think taxpapers pay enough for people who don't work or can't work. must less having to create a special job. and the chamber of commerence is that the best it can do for our business people HIRE ANOTHER DEAD HEAD AND ANOTHER DEAD HEAD JOB IN THIS TOWN. this is to the development board GO GET A REAL JOB MR BALTIKIS/ AFTER ALL YOU WORK FOR THE STATE SINCE YOU ARE A STATE FUNDED SALARY PERSON YOURSELF. I guess you have some friend who needs a job or a position hire him at LSUE along with the other goverment funded jobs the state pays for. why ask the citizens of eunice to foot the bill for your economic developer. maybe you could do this for free since you care so much about eunice. that should be incentive enougj for you and the chamber of eunice. besides after the council meeting on tuesday its my understanding the chamber has been connected to the city of eunice for their utilities. maybe my business could connect to city hall as well. I sure could save some money that would be the best economic soultion for my business. I guess the mayor found out you did't pay electric, water or sewage connection must less pay for the bills. guess he will be cutting you off the titty. I can't believe you asked the taxpayers to pay for welcome lights when you were'nt even paying your own utility bills. go develope your own economic board and don't ask the taxpayers of eunice to pay for your economic developer. if you want new developement to establish here. then you better be able to tow your own boat. how can you convince these other industries that eunice is the place to be when the chamber can't pay its own utility bill. HA HA HA what a joke this is. first we need to cleanup this corrupt town. how corrupt things are when the chamber is stealing from the taxpayers by hooking up to city halls bill. truly this takes the cake. mayor hats off to you for not letting this go own. other business would love it if you would pay their utilites like the chamber.
Business owner

Opelousas, LA

#4 Apr 10, 2008
It is obvious from the comments that you have no idea about economic development. You obviously don't know much about what Chamber of Commerce do.
Get educated before you make comments
Hot Dog

Opelousas, LA

#5 Apr 10, 2008
Well without business - new business - our city is doomed! I read in the paper today sales tax revenues are down in Eunice. This is only the beginning I believe of doom and gloom for the City of Eunice. The Mayor needs to go and the businesses who support everything in town, from donations to taxes to whatever - need to take a stand because it will be there business that may have the "closed for good" sign on the door. And without business Eunice falls apart - no fixed roads, no grass cut, etc. etc.
Big mouth

Opelousas, LA

#6 Apr 10, 2008
Dear Remote-Inquire-BOB MORRIS Now who is the moran YOU.How stupid do you think the people of Eunice are? You are not fooling anybody.When you write on this sight.Luckley not many people readthis. It just happens that I can't sleep at night so I read this to get a good laugh. And it helps me to get sleepy so I can get to sleep
Thank you so much for INSULTING the whole Business people, that shoud HELP in the next RECALL You also lost a lot of good people that saw your disgusting way that you treated all the speakers. and NO money is not 90% of the mayors job. If you would LISTEN TO OTHER MEMBERS of the LMA Insted of trying to convince them that YOU KNOW EVERTHING you might learn a little about what your JOB IS !!!!!!! Og all so if you would stay for the whole meeting instead of sneeking out after an hour or so .Well I am sleepy now Hope you can sleep at night GOOD NIGHT BOB

a

Since: Feb 08

AOL

#7 Apr 11, 2008
Big mouth wrote:
Dear Remote-Inquire-BOB MORRIS Now who is the moran YOU.How stupid do you think the people of Eunice are? You are not fooling anybody.When you write on this sight.Luckley not many people readthis. It just happens that I can't sleep at night so I read this to get a good laugh. And it helps me to get sleepy so I can get to sleep
Thank you so much for INSULTING the whole Business people, that shoud HELP in the next I cantRECALL You also lost a lot of good people that saw your disgusting way that you treated all the speakers. and NO money is not 90% of the mayors job. If you would LISTEN TO OTHER MEMBERS of the LMA Insted of trying to convince them that YOU KNOW EVERTHING you might learn a little about what your JOB IS !!!!!!! Og all so if you would stay for the whole meeting instead of sneeking out after an hour or so .Well I am sleepy now Hope you can sleep at night GOOD NIGHT BOB
a
I can't speak for Inquire. But just for you info I am not Bob Morris the Mayor of Eunice. Also, I did not vote for him. But, after seeing how you and the rest of the citizens act. I will next time. I like how he is putting things in order. As for the business people and the Chamber they have done nothing for this city as for as I can tell. They are jumping on the band wagon now because most of those people are from St. Eds and don't like the Mayor because He finally has made them pay their way. Just like I beleive the Chamber should be paying their own way and that includes their own utilities. As for the development board thats friends of the recall professors from LSUE. Guess the Mayor doesn't jump to giving them money in the name of bringing business to Eunice so they now bad mouth him for saying that the city has no money to hire a person to promote Eunice. Were was this board when Lynn was in office? Why all of a sudden they have appeared. Mrs Chawana did this for one reason and one reason only. To use this board to make the Mayor look bad. She sits at the council meeting and asks so appauled. When she is behind the scenes making all this happen. Again I say let those business people who know about marketing and promotion do what they do best. Run business and leave goverment out. That much I agree with on the mayor. The sprirt of America was founded on people not goverment. Thats Communism. You call the Mayor a dictator yet you want Goverment to provide everything inculding business in the community. You are the commmunistic person in this conversation. I have read you other commets. Calling the Mayor a dictator. Well he certainly does'nt do everything I like and I don't agree with everything He does. But, This I agree with I am tired of working a paying everybody else way in this world. This liberal attitude sucks. And I am not who you think I am. But maybe like minds think alike. So call me who you like I don't care.
Right To Know

Opelousas, LA

#8 Apr 11, 2008
Mrs. Fontenot is not behind the Economic Board. The LSU-E professor you are speaking of is not a part of the Economic Board. No one is asking anything from the city of Eunice other than direction on how they would now like to proceed.
Saying the the businesses have done nothing for this city shows extreme ignorance. It is the businesses that pay the taxes and the salary of the dictator that sits as mayor. He has forgotten that he is a public servant, not the king!

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