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This is a series looking at the current issues engaged by local government. This part focuses on an overview of one of the City of Louisiana’s top three priorities – infrastructure. Subsequent parts will focus on better government and then a final focus on more specific initiatives and programs. Infrastructure Infrastructure was identified by the mayor and city council as one of the top three concerns for Louisiana’s local government.
This is a series looking at the current issues engaged by local government. The first part focuses on an overview of one of the City of Louisiana’s top three priorities – economic development. The subsequent parts will focus on the city’s other two top priorities – infrastructure and better government – and then a final focus on more specific initiatives and programs. The first city council meeting after the last
There were no tears shed on my couch when the Royals lost the World Series to the Giants last week. I had started out diplomatically saying it didn’t matter to me who won for two reasons. First, the Giants have always been my second-favorite team next to the Cardinals. That’s because I was dazzled when I saw Willie Mays play for San Francisco in my youth and I still think
It’s always great to report positive things about the community. In this line of work, there’s plenty of negative. There are those who think the Press-Journal gravitates to the negative on purpose to sell newspapers, which is absolute poppycock. We report what comes down the pike, pun intended, whether it be good, bad, ugly or indifferent. Fortunately, the good news has been flowing in recent weeks and again, it’s great
There are several things piquing my interest this week, so it’s time for some three-dot journalism. ••• Is there anything I can possibly do through the Louisiana Press-Journal to add to Ebola virus mania? From the sounds of the TV pundits, we’re all going to die next week and by God, somebody’s going to pay. It’s understandable when TV overloads coverage of a major event, like the bombing at the
You know you’re getting old when five people at your high school reunion say: “Who are you? I forgot my glasses and I can’t read your name tag.” Pause. “Oh hi, Dave. You haven’t changed a bit.” With that I just took off my name tag at the recent Kirkwood High Class of 1969’s 45th reunion, and let them start guessing. Several women who guessed correctly said, “You look the
It will be interesting to see how Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner and the city council handle the replacement of councilman Tim Carter. Carter’s replacement will be appointed by Niedner and the council has to approve his choice. In the four short years I’ve been here, there have been 20 different council members on an eight-person board, according to my count. Some of them have served twice during the last four