From previous posts you can see what this blog is developing into, or morphing might be a better description. I hope it will become a place to voice opinions and suggestions on story ideas for all of you wishing to participate. The jury is still out on that. Comment numbers have dramatically dropped, proving anons want to stay that way and be free to insult along the way. I'm not sure how we're going to balance that one yet.
Here are some promised updates:
Bridgette Brown returned my phone call and is willing to do an interview with her lawyer doing all of the talking because Judge Drell has issued a gag order in the Cleco mediation. We will keep you informed along the way if that interview happens.
Myron Lawson also returned the call and is considering answering written questions via email on his business relationships with several polarizing figures. If you blog you know what we'll ask. Do you have a question to pose to Mr. Lawson?
The current owner of the Bentley is holding all of the cards and is also wheeling and dealing in Baton Rouge with the properties he owns there. Does this give us an idea of where this deal is going?
And finally the issue of City of Alexandria utility rates will be discussed thoroughly, we're told, in Tuesday's council meeting. The administration is frustrated with the negative publicity given this issue and is trying hard to communicate the facts. This is tricky considering no matter how hard they try the rate payer is still facing a big fat bill. Since the Mayor Roy's staff live in Alexandria they certainly know how we feel. Now the focus becomes how can this be avoided in the future. Can COA buy power from someone other than Cleco? Ideas?
God bless on this Good Friday and enjoy the weather, summer is around the corner...