Posted: Aug 24, 2009 5:01 PM by Lori Steele
Updated: Aug 24, 2009 5:11 PM
A priority list has been compiled by leaders in Zachary. That list includes needed projects centering around drainage, sewerage and roads.
Zachary Mayor Henry Martinez says the projects should be included in Mayor Kip Holden's bond proposal. The plan calls for $870 million in redevelopment and infrastructure improvements. None of that money is earmarked for any projects in the Zachary Region.
Voters in Zachary tell us that's the reason they voted down the proposal in the past, and not much has changed with the plan since then. They're hoping by submitting their priority list to Metro Council member Trae Welch, things will change this time around.
Welch says it may be too late to include the projects in the bond proposal, but that doesn't mean they won't get parish attention.
Voters in Zachary say they need something more concrete, before supporting the bond proposal.
Metro Council members will decide next week whether to put the bond proposal on the Nov. 14 ballot. Before then, council members hope to meet with all parish leaders to open the lines of communication.