Alexandria, La. (Feb. 15, 2020) — Alexandria Police Department officials and officers from Louisiana State Police, in conjunction with the SafeAlex program, collected 147 guns turned in by area residents as part of a gun buyback program held Saturday at the old Fire Station No. 2, located at 1105 Broadway Ave. Officials collected 39 handguns and 108 rifles/shotguns.
“Gun-related violence is a serious issue. We held this event today to help increase awareness of the need for better gun safety and to give individuals an opportunity to turn in guns that, for whatever reason, they no longer want...
Alexandria, La. (Feb. 14, 2020) — The City of Alexandria has been recognized as a 2019 Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. “Residents of Alexandria should be proud to live in a community that makes the planting and care of trees a priority,” said Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation in a letter to Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall.
Alexandria is one of more than 3,600 Tree City USA Communities. The Tree City USA program, established in 1976, is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State...
Alexandria, La. (Feb. 6, 2020) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall announced the City of Alexandria, along with the Alexandria Police Department and SafeAlex, will hold a gun buyback program from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the old Fire Station No. 2, located at 1105 Broadway Ave.
“We want to increase our efforts to address the rash of gun-related incidents we have seen recently in Alexandria,” Hall said. “Church and civic groups have conducted these buyback programs in the past, and they do make a difference.”
Individuals turning in functioning guns will receive $50 for a...
Alexandria, La. (Feb. 4, 2020) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall has asked for requests for proposals (RFP) on the Weiss & Goldring Building, located at 826 Third St. in downtown Alexandria.
The RFP lists terms and conditions for presenting a proposal for the development and subsequent sale of the building. To read the RFP, interested parties should go to https://www.cityofalexandriala.com. Scroll down and under Transparency click on “Weiss and Goldring RFP 2020.”
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Alexandria, La. (Jan. 29, 2020) — A Celebration of Life service honoring Mrs. Florice Delores Evans Hall, mother of Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church, located at 831 Broadway Ave., with the Rev. Solomon Shorter, Sr., officiating.
Mrs. Hall, 89, passed away Monday, Jan. 27. Visitation will be at the church from 8:30 a.m. Friday until time of service. Burial will follow at National Cemetary in Pineville.
Alexandria, La. (Jan. 28, 2020) — Alexandria Police Chief Jerrod King will return to full, active duty on January 30.
“I am pleased to have this matter resolved, and I am looking forward to having Chief King back on the job serving the citizens of Alexandria,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall.
King was placed on paid administrative leave Jan. 3.
“Ideally, our personnel matters are handled internally, without public comment.” Hall said. “I understand Chief King is a very visable public figure, but he still deserves the same respect and privacy as any other city employee. In this case,...
Alexandria, La. (Jan. 24, 2020) — David Johnson, budget director for the City of Alexandria, has been named interim Finance Director.
“David has been with the city for many years and has tremendous knowledge and experience with the city’s finances,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “He worked very closely with David Crutchfield, the previous Finance Director, and I expect a very smooth transition.”
Johnson started with the city in 1980 as an accounting clerk and has risen through the ranks, including previous service as Finance Director. An Alexandria native and graduate of Bolton High...
Alexandria, La. (Jan. 17, 2020) — In the City of Alexandria’s Transition Plan, released in August 2019, one recommendation made by the transition team was that the city “hire a third-party consultant to assess critical city utility infrastructure and develop a long-term plan for key assets and operations, with a focus on risk management and cost controls for utility operations (particularly water and wastewater functions).”
As a next step in that process, the administration has proposed hiring a communications consultant from Ruston with a background in energy and utility issues to help the...
Alexandria, La. (Jan. 16, 2020) — The City of Alexandria will present a number of activities Sunday and Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The national holiday honoring Dr. King is Monday, Jan. 20.
“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man who saw the need for significant societal change and dedicated his life to leading us peacefully to and through that change,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “As time passes and those of us who witnessed his work pass away and memories fade, it is crucial that we have events like these to continue his message of peace, love and understanding...
Alexandria, La., (Jan. 15, 2020) — The City of Alexandria Customer Service Office, City Hall and other city offices and departments will be closed on Martin Luther King Day (Monday, Jan. 20, 2020) in observance of the holiday.
ATRANS bus service will be open during normal operating hours.
The Martin Luther King holiday week sanitation schedule will run as follows:
• Monday, Jan. 20 – no pickup
• Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Monday’s pickup
• Wednesday, Jan. 22 – Tuesday’s pickup
• Thursday, Jan. 23 – regular pickup
• Friday, Jan. 24 – regular pickup
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