July 16th, 2007


What's In A Name?

The city council of West Monroe has proposed changing the name of the city to "Trenton". If this goes through, I'll have to send out "change of address" things for the fifth time... and I've never moved!

I think they are wanting to distinguish themselves from Monroe, the city across the river. I know every time I talk to someone online, who has never been here, they just assume when I say I'm from "West Monroe", that I mean I live on the west side of Monroe. Two totally different cities... two totally different mayors. West Monroe has had the same mayor for 35 years... no one ever runs against him. Monroe has had about 4 different mayors in that same time span.

Collapse )