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...
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...
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