During a visit with Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr., Citizens for Democratic Action (CDA), received an overview of some of the things that the mayor plans to do. The topics included; the age of the field house and the condition of the swimming pool, as well as, the Ben Johnson ballpark across from the MLK Center. Other concerns involved Texas Street and the businesses that have shut down. His idea is to bring Texas Street buildings back to life.
The Citizens for Democratic Action (CDA) would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mayor Williams on his decision to relieve portions of the extremely large water bills stemming from the hard freeze that we experienced earlier this year that affected the seniors, elderly and citizens of Natchitoches. The City entities decided to help the citizens by letting them gradually pay their water bill over a 12month term. After informing Mayor Williams that the burden was too high, he said he would take this into consideration, and he did. Against popular opinion, he decided to forgive 75 percent of the water bill during that time period, expressing that it was no fault of the citizens for water they did not use.
CDA is a civic service organization, not a political organization. We are concerned about the welfare of the citizens and so is Mayor Ronnie Williams. On behalf of the CDA and some of residents of Natchitoches, we want to acknowledge the mayor for being concerned about our citizens. God Bless.