It would seem residents of central Louisiana are watching Alexandria City Council meetings in record numbers and in some cases physically joining by attending the meetings in person.
The letter sent to the media in our previous post outlines how Mayor Roy would like to handle security concerns and even gives a hint to some of the lack of communication between the mayor and council members.
But if you read the agenda for the Tuesday, May 8th meeting objectively it is difficult to see the "smoking gun" of a confrontational item.
Here are some items of interest:
6) Introduction of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a written cooperative agreement with the YMCA to provide a summer recreational swimming program for the City’s youth beginning June 4- July 31, 2007. Swimming pool issue?
10) RESOLUTION classifying and designating Cotton Brothers Bakery located at the intersection of Bolton Avenue and Elliott Street and Shiloh Baptist Church located at the intersection of Washington Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard as historic and desirable properties pursuant to City Code Section 16-51 and 16-52. (PUBLIC WORKS COMM. 5/8) Historic properties, what are the benefits?
22) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with The Shepherd Center for assistance with high utility bills for rate payers. Utility help?
29) To consider final adoption of an ordinance authorizing the Mayor to accept the low bid submitted for repairs to cooling tower, Unit #3 at D.G. Hunter Generating Station. (LEGAL 5/8) Lower bills in the future?
Read the agenda and point out some items of interest to you.