On November 24th at 10:30 AM, Alexandria City Councilman Malcolm Larvadain will provide an update on upgrades to Helen Black Park in Alexandria City Council District I. Restrooms are scheduled to be added to the park by mid-December 2020.Helen Black Park is located at North 15th Street and Ashley Avenue in North Alexandria.
Alexandria, La. (Nov. 20, 2020) — The City of Alexandria Customer Service Office, City Hall and other city offices and departments will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2020, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
ATRANS bus service will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26). Regular bus service will resume operation on Friday, Nov. 27.
The Thanksgiving week sanitation schedule will run as follows:
• Monday, Nov. 23 – regular pickup
• Tuesday, Nov. 24 – regular pickup
• Wednesday, Nov 25 – regular leaves/grass, debris pickup...
Alexandria, La. (Nov 20, 2020) — The City of Alexandria has officially opened the Safe Harbor Walking Path. The path was built after the city received a Community Change Grant by America Walks in order to fund it.
“We are thankful to America Walks for seeing the value of this project aimed at bringing people together downtown to exercise, chat and meet on a path that is marked and monitored,” said Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “The Safe Harbor Walking Path is a program that ties in perfectly with the Harbor Patrol and the installation of cameras downtown.”
Signs are installed along the path showing...
Alexandria, La. (November 18, 2020) — FEMA will be offering registration assistance for Alexandria residents from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Wilborn Dempsey Multipurpose Center at 712 Broadway Avenue.
FEMA officials will be on-site with computers to help residents seeking to register for disaster aid from Hurricane Laura and from Hurricane Delta. Registration deadline for Hurricane Laura is Nov. 27. The deadline to register for aid for damage from Hurricane Delta is Dec. 16.
For more information or to register for assistance:
• Call the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-...
Alexandria, La. (November 17, 2020) — The City of Alexandria and Louisiana State University of Alexandria held a formal ribbon cutting Tuesday morning for the new Think Tank computer lab at the Alexandria Youth and Teen center.
“It is an honor to partner with the City of Alexandria in providing our city’s youth access to technology that is so greatly needed in this rapidly evolving digital age,” said LSUA Chancellor Dr. Paul Coreil. “It is important for LSUA to ensure that all teens have the tools needed to grow and progress in their education. We also hope this becomes a catalyst for...
Alexandria, La. (November 17, 2020) — Dr. Max Lakes, Ed.D. M.S., has been named the Director of the Alexandria Zoo. Lakes takes over for Lee Ann Whitt, who recently retired after 32 years with the Alexandria Zoo.
“I’m honored and humbled to be part of the staff here,” Lakes said. “You already have world-class animal care here. That’s the thing about AZA accredited zoos, you have all of the same standards as the big zoos like San Diego, Disney, Audubon and Columbus. I’m looking forward to learning what the community wants, what the city wants and working to meet those needs.”
“We are very...
Alexandria, La. (Nov. 6, 2020) — The City of Alexandria offices including Customer Service, City Hall and other departments will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.
ATRANS bus service will be open during normal operating hours.
Garbage pickup will run its regular weekly schedule.
The City of Alexandria offers a heartfelt and sincere “thank you for your service” to all veterans and current military members.
Alexandria, La. (Oct. 22, 2019) — Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-2021 Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council. High school juniors and seniors at public as well as private Alexandria high schools are eligible to participate.
Launched in 2019, the mission of the Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council is to provide ongoing and direct input on government policies and practices that may affect young people; recommend and foster initiatives for and by youth; act as a communication link between the local government and the young people of the City of Alexandria; promote and recognize the...
Alexandria, La. (October 22, 2020) — Captain Ronney L. Howard has been named interim police chief by Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. Howard, the current Interim Assistant Police Chief, will assume command upon the retirement of current Alexandria Police Chief Jerrod King, who is retiring effective Nov. 1 after 24 years with the Alexandria Police Department.
“Capt. Howard is a 30-year veteran with the Alexandria Police Department with a wide range of experience making him an ideal choice to lead the department through this transition period,” Hall said. “Not only does Capt. Howard have an...
Alexandria, La. (October 19, 2020) — The City of Alexandria has established 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, as the official Trick-or-Treat times.
“With COVID-19 concerns, we understand that some people may choose not to participate in traditional trick-or-treat activities this year, and that is fine. But we believe those who want to participate should have the opportunity to do so as long as they follow Phase 3 guidelines as far as the number of people in groups, wearing protective face masks – not just decorative costume masks – and practicing social distancing,” said Alexandria Mayor...
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