Why Southside snubs requests for downtown development input

Reverend Harold McCoy and Reverend Rodney McFarland at city “clergy” meeting, effectively articulated why the Southside leaders are less than enthusiastic about city’s plans to help downtown without equally helping South Monroe.

The City of Monroe has been hosting a series of meetings in each council district to gather input about phase three of its plans to improve Downtown Monroe. However, the Southside Community has been less than enthusiastic about the effort because the city is not perceived as equally concerned about developing South Monroe.

The first community meeting was held several weeks ago at the Emily P. Robinson center for residents of District 4. In that meeting, citizens…

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