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This is the next column in a series looking at the current issues engaged by local government. The initial parts focused on an overview of the City of Louisiana’s top three priorities: economic development, infrastructure, and better government. The subsequent parts focus on more specific initiatives and programs addressing those priorities. Wholesale Water Rates The city of Louisiana has had a difficult time evaluating and establishing its policies for wholesale
One of the reasons the United States is strong is that its inhabitants can make a buck off of anything. We proved that when the early settlers bought Manhattan for trinkets from the Native Americans. The Louisiana Purchase gave us one-fourth of our eventual land mass for $15 million, less than $250 million in today’s dollars. But Americans eventually moved on beyond one-sided land transactions to actual products. Although they
In 1971, I went west to Washington for the summer and worked in the pea fields for the Green Giant company near Walla Walla. There were guys from all over the country working the harvest and also a guy from Iran. He was a very angry person. When the talk turned to politics, he would mock us for wanting peace in the world and particularly in Vietnam. He made fun
Random thoughts and occurrences are leading to some three-dot journalism. ••• It was pretty exciting to see Love and Sons of Louisiana excavating the hole for the new Twin Pike Family YMCA aquatic center last week. The new pool, wet locker rooms and Y entrance aren’t imposing on the outside. However, an inside view reveals a spacious pool area, with lots of room for other activities. The pool will be
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