News & Announcements Listing

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 9:01am

Ouachita Parish ~ City of Monroe ~ City of West MonroeThe Coalition of the Cities of Monroe, West Monroe, and Ouachita Parish was recently awarded a $479,000 Community-Wide Assessment Grant from the United States Environmental Protection

Temporary Bridge Closure - Short Washington Street
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:27pm

WHEN: Immediately WHY: Maintenance & Repairs Beginning immediately, the Bridge on Short Washington Street over E. Prong Youngs Bayou will be closed until further notice for Maintenance & Repairs. A Map of alternative

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 4:06pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Monroe Water Systems Manager Sean Benton to announce the following Smart City initiative:Beginning Tuesday, July 7, the City of Monroe Water System will be conducting a new

11th Annual Off the Wall Virtual Fundraiser
Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 4:04pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join Masur Museum of Art Director Evelyn Stewart to announce the event below.11th Annual Off the Wall Virtual Fundraiser!Hosted by the Twin City Foundation to benefit the Masur

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:58pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to invite the media and public to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Monroe Transit System’s acquiring three new 35’ buses for our public transit fleet.Time/Date: 10

Posted: Friday, July 10, 2020 - 3:53pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce a ribbon cutting for a Little Free Library in Forsythe Park, donated by the Lady L.O.T.U.S. Book Club. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 10 am Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:43pm

NOTICE - RESCHEDULED DATE DUE TO RAIN FORECAST FOR THIS WEEK City of Monroe Partners with Food Bank of NELA to Distribute Food Boxes at Civic Center June 30 Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 4:26pm

Monroe City Council Chairwoman Juanita Woods announces the following re: the Tuesday, June 23, 2020, City Council MeetingThe next regularly scheduled Monroe City Council meeting is 6:00 pm Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at Monroe City Hall. In

Posted: Friday, June 19, 2020 - 4:25pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the City of Monroe is, once again, partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana to host a food box distribution open to all residents of Monroe and East Ouachita

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 8:48am

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council share the following weekly Census response rate update and explain the importance of completing the 2020 Census survey.It is very important that Monroe residents complete the 2020 U.S.

Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 8:45am

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council invite the press and public to the official grand opening of the Monroe Farmers Market for the 2020 season.Time/Date: 9:30 am Thursday, June 18, 2020Location: 1200 Block of Washington Street (

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020 - 3:57pm

Monroe City Court Begins Phase II of ReopeningFollowing the White House COVID-19 guidance and in line with Governor John Bel Edwards’ Order for the State of Louisiana, Monroe City Court transitioned to Phase II 

Posted: Monday, June 8, 2020 - 2:06pm

165 North Water Booster Station and 165 South Lighting Project - Ribbon Cuttings This WeekMayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council ask the press to mark your calendars for the two upcoming ribbon cuttings scheduled for this week.

Posted: Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:43am

A young bear has been spotted in the vicinity of Valencia & Edgewood Streets in the Garden District neighborhood. Monroe Police Department & local Wildlife officials have been notified and will work to help capture it. If you see the

Posted: Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:42am

For the time being, today (Friday, June 5) will be our final day of free mobile coronavirus testing in Ouachita Parish and Northeast Louisiana. Officials with the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness have

Posted: Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:41am

“It is heartbreaking to see what is quickly becoming the new normal in terms of the “plight of the Black Man”. As a result, the masses of people are rising up. Whether they are assembled in Minneapolis; New York City; Atlanta; Los Angeles,

Posted: Friday, June 5, 2020 - 10:40am

"The videotaped killing of George Floyd was heartbreaking. People across this country are in pain and they want to see necessary and meaningful changes in the criminal justice system. Black people want and deserve the same thing as every

Posted: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 10:59am

For those affected by the Easter Sunday tornadoes on Sunday, April 12, Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council announce the Small Business Administration recently approved a disaster declaration for Ouachita Parish. SBA provides low-

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:38pm

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council announce, due to the ongoing mitigationmeasures during the Coronavirus pandemic, the City of Monroe will not have a 2020 YouthSummer Job Program or Youth Recreation Center Summer Program.Mayor Mayo

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:36pm

City of Monroe Council member Kenneth Wilson (District 4) would like to urge the public tostay safe and strictly adhere to Governor Edwards’ latest guidelines that will go into effect onFriday, May 15, 2020. He states:“For the past several

Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 10:17am

With Governor John Bel Edwards Stay at Home Executive Order set to expire May 15, Mayor Jamie Mayo announces plans for the Phase One re-opening of some City of Monroe operations. Mayor Mayo comments, “With support from the Monroe City

Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020 - 5:29pm

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law onMarch 27, by President Donald Trump. The CARES Act Community Development Fund isbased on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula for Entitlement

Posted: Friday, May 8, 2020 - 2:22pm

Monroe City Council Chairwoman Juanita Woods announces the following re: the Tuesday, May 12, 2020, City Council Meeting“The next regularly scheduled Monroe City Council meeting is 6:00 pm Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at Monroe City Hall. In

Posted: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 2:19pm

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has been named to the Transportation & Infrastructure Task Force of Governor John Bel Edwards Resilient Louisiana Commission. The state commission is charged with examining Louisiana’s economy amid the COVID-19

Posted: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 8:50pm

The Monroe City Court Families in need of services (FINS) Program will help distribute approximately 300 meals and snacks to families affected by COVID-19 and the Easter Sunday tornado. This will be a “drive-thru” curbside event with box