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2021

STATE OF THE CITY

Monroe, LA

Mayor Friday Ellis

A Year in Review

2021

Crime

  • Crime continued to trend down
  • Monroe Police Aspiring Change
  • Academy Graduates Both Police and Fire
  • Citizens Academy 

Infrastructure

  • House Bill 2 Funding
  • Sidewalk Projects
  • I20 Widening, Kansas Lane Extension
  • Entergy Grants
  • Vehicle Fleet System
  • $46 Million Water Treatment Plant Project

Economic Development

  • Hired economic developer 
  • $8.9 Million Airport Project
  • Full-Time Sanitation Workers
  • City Rebrand
  • Mygov/311
  • Marina
  • Forsyth Parking Lot Overlay
  • DEDD / SEDD Tiff Districts
  • $2.9 Million Flood Mitigation 

Quality of Life

  • Bus Benches / Shelters
  • Civic Center Facelift
  • ULM / Delta Signs
  • Bike Giveaway
  • Trash Collection / Litter Cleanup
  • Tennis Courts
  • Early Education
  • Free Wi-Fi on Buses
  • Zoo Cleanup / Donations
  • Berg Jones Shoe Giveaway
  • Cleanest City Award 
  • Free Swimming Lessons
  • Read Across America
  • PUD House
  • Mayor’s Cup Scholarship 

Federal funding received 1st year in office

Federal Funding - $24,504,938.39

  • $3,180,150 – Water Shed Grant through Region 3
  • $8,888,888 – Airport Flood Mitigation
  • $1,445,110 – FAA Carona Virus Relief Funds

Transit - $5,753,115

  • $1,694,502 – Annual Transit Operations
  • $1,900,000 – American Rescue Funding
  • $1,500,000 – 5339 Funding through the State of LA for 3 new buses
  • $658,613 – New Terminal Grant Funding
  • $794,982 – CARES ACT

Zoo - $503,200

  • $400,000 – CVB Grant
  • $10,000 – for paint alone (Estimated $17,500 – Painting Exterior of Zoo full project)
  • $75,700 – ADA Caboose on Train
  • $5,000 – KONA Ice

Police - $149,010

  • $52,060 – Project Safe Neighborhoods
  • $50,000 – DARE Grant
  • $39,000 – LA Highway Safety Commission for overtime
  • $7,950 – BVP Bulletproof Vest Partnership through DoJ

Miscellaneous - $193,750

  • $60,000 – CVB Christmas Grant
  • $33,000 – Rebate from Verizon Wireless
  • $100,000 – Entergy Open grant

Planning & Urban Development - $1,067,246

  • $4,000 – Bancorp South
  • $740,675 – CDBG Funding
  • $322,571 – HOME Funding

STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS

Watch Mayor Friday Ellis, the Monroe City Council, other city employees, and guests speak about all that has happened in Monroe this past year.

thank you to our sponsors

Title Sponsors

Vantage Health Plan

Segment sponsors

drax Biomass
St. Francis Medical Center

State of the city sponsors

Mid South Extrusion
Monroe Housing Authority

PROMO partners

Origin Bank