Lazaroe, Messina: Special Council Election Saturday

Former Central City Councilman Wayne Messina is running for election to the Council from District 1 in a Special Election this Saturday, March 20.

Messina said the big issue in Central continues to be drainage, and he is angry the Corps of Engineers continues to drag its feet in construction of the Comite Diversion Canal, despite the fact the project is fully funded.  He said he will continue to push dredging of the Comite River, Blackwater Bayou, and Beaver Creek. “It’s been 50 years since the Comite was dredged. It should be done at least every 10 years,” he said.

Messina said he believes his experience on the Council will be a big plus for getting things done.

Messina said he is concerned that the current Council has spent all its time arguing with each other and the mayor and has gotten nothing done.  

He has walked every house in the district, he said.

Meanwhile, his opponent, Councilman Tim Lazaroe, agrees that the Council has spent too much time arguing.  He wants to stop the fighting and work together and with the school board. He favors locating City Hall at Hooper at Sullivan, rather than behind Capital One on Hooper.

“We really need to resolve our differences from the past and work together,” he said.  He is concerned about a low turnout and is encouraging everyone to vote Saturday.

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