Alexandria, La., (Jan. 14, 2021) —City of Alexandria offices including Customer Service, City Hall and other departments will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
ATRANS bus service will be open Monday, Jan. 18, during normal operating hours.
The Jan. 18-22 sanitation schedule will be as follows:
Monday, Jan. 18 - no pick up
Tuesday, Jan. 19 - Monday trash pick up
Wednesday, Jan. 20 - Tuesday trash pick up
Thursday, Jan. 21 - regular pick up
Friday, Jan. 22 - regular pick up
Cynthia D. Jardon ...
Alexandria, La. (Jan. 13, 2021) — Alexandria native Shane D. Williams was confirmed as City Attorney by the Alexandria City Council at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 12. Williams replaces David Michael Williams, who was recently elected to serve as a judge in the 9th Judicial District Court.
“We are grateful to David Michael Williams for his service to the City and I know he will do an excellent job as a judge. And we are extremely fortunate to have someone with Shane’s knowledge and experience on staff to be able to promote. He has done an outstanding job for us and I know he will be an...
Alexandria, La. (Jan. 8, 2021) — Current forecasts from the National Weather Service indicate a potential for a wintery mix of weather, ranging from snow to icy rain or sleet, in the Alexandria area on Sunday. The city encourages residents to make preparations now in the event local roads or bridges become impassable due to ice.
“The safety of our citizens is our primary concern,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “We don’t know if we will get snow, sleet or just rain. Either way, we encourage residents to monitor weather conditions and to avoid travelling Sunday if roads are slick or...
Alexandria, La. (Dec. 27, 2020) — Mayor Jeff Hall and the Alexandria Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in reducing the number of people riding All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) on city streets.
“ATVs are for off-road use only,” Hall said. “Over the Christmas holidays we have seen a large number of people operating ATVs on city streets, which is extremely dangerous. Often the riders are going extremely fast and without helmets. I would hate to see a tragedy occur if an ATV rider were to get into an accident on their own or with a vehicle.”
Interim Police Chief Ronney Howard...
Program aims to increase Louisiana’s affordable housing rental capacity
Alexandria, La. (Dec. 22, 2020) — In light of the dire need for quality, safe, affordable and accessible housing following the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and Hurricanes Delta and Laura, Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall is joining the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) in activating Louisiana's Housing Heroes Initiative.
Housing Heroes is a statewide initiative that works to identify apartment and rental housing opportunities that are move-in ready or have...
Alexandria, La. (Dec. 22, 2020) — The Food Bank of Central Louisiana’s Good Food Project has released three videos available on the City of Alexandria website for local youth to enjoy as part of a Virtual Holiday Camp.
The videos, which include a tour of the Good Food Project Community Garden, a video on fruit nutrition, and a video on sustainable farming and gardening, were made possible in part thanks to a grant the City of Alexandria received from the U.S. Conference of Mayors as one of the winners of the 2020 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards.
“The Food Bank of Central Louisiana’s Good...
Alexandria, La. (Dec. 18, 2020) — The City of Alexandria Customer Service Office, City Hall and other city offices and departments will be closed on Thursday and Friday, December 24-25, 2020, in observance of the Christmas holidays.
ATRANS Christmas Holiday Schedule
ATRANS bus service will operate from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and will be closed on Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Regular bus service will resume on Saturday, Dec. 26.
Christmas Week Sanitation Schedule
The Christmas week sanitation schedule will run as follows:
• Monday, Dec. 21 –...
Alexandria, La. (Dec. 21, 2020) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall announces the selection of 15 Alexandria high school students to serve on the 2021 Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council. High school juniors and seniors at public as well as private Alexandria high schools were eligible to participate.
“I think it is extremely important to involve our young people in government and community affairs,” Hall said. “I have found young people are very interested in being involved in working to improve our community. We just have to find a way to give them opportunities and a platform where their...
12 Nights of Christmas, Alex WinterFete Wonder Lane Highlight Holiday Event Schedule
Alexandria, La. (December 2, 2020) — The 12 Nights of Christmas activities for 2020 have been set, the City of Alexandria is creating a new Alex WinterFete Wonder Lane event for area residents to enjoy this holiday season and the city’s Christmas tree, holiday displays and downtown lights are in place and lit up for the holidays.
“Traditionally we would be talking about Alexandria WinterFete, as well as the annual Christmas parade, but due to the COVID-19 safety limitations we can’t do those things this year...
Alexandria, La. (November 30, 2020) — In response to Gov. John Bel Edward’s Proclamation 168 JBE 2020 moving Louisiana to a modified Phase 2 status to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Alexandria is making adjustments to comply with the revised guidelines.
“We certainly didn’t want to have to take a step back, but the health reports are making it very clear that the threat from COVID-19 remains strong and that we must take more aggressive action to slow the spread,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “We have learned a lot from the measures we have put in place previously, so we...
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