Part One: THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA RELEASES 100-DAY REPORT CARD
The City of Alexandria Reports to Citizens about Where We Stand on 100-Day Goals in Public Safety
Alexandria, Louisiana —“Every citizen has a fundamental civil right to be secure and safe. While the causes of crime may be multi-factorial, we cannot allow violence to rule our City. Today, while it does not rule us, it controls how we feel; it dictates our travel and recreation decisions; and has a quality of lawlessness that must be stopped with all deliberate speed recognizing our desire to live freely and maintain constitutional policing. Illegal gun use is at an intolerable level.
“It will get better because we have a plan to work, with the best resourcing and personnel available. With these plans, we will put our money, resources, and committed personnel where our mouths are; but know it will not be solved overnight or come easy. Working with the Alexandria Police Department, and other stakeholders, the Administration identified and made these needed changes over the last 100 days to stand up and support our police department,” explained Mayor Jacques Roy.
Previously, the City of Alexandria and the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce launched programs to re-invigorate various neighborhood groups and partnerships. The purpose was to engage citizens in the first phase and then second phase of SafeAlex. As a result, many more neighborhood groups and citizens involved in numerous neighborhood vibrancy issues were created and maintained in a very successful ecosystem. The Chamber created a standing committee for public safety to address regional issues and advocate for best-practice programming. In the last four years, the awardwinning SafeAlex atrophied along each programming line. Not any longer! It worked before and it will work again.
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