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The Easter Bunny is making it's annual stop in Monroe at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs and Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society to present Easter Eggstravaganza 2018.


Monroe Police Department

Monroe mayor Jamie Mayo has announced that Eugene Ellis has been selected as the new chief of police. 

Chief Ellis has been working as the interim chief since Quentin Holmes left the position in August. 

Ellis has a 31 year history  at the Monroe Police Department  work working in the patrol division, internal affairs, and narcotics.

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Although the holidays are over, the season of giving does not stop after December. Not for the city of Monroe, Louisiana, anyway.  Mayor Jaime Mayo and the Monroe City Council has created a way to continually give back to the community throughout the year starting with two community service projects for the month of January.

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"The Future is Now" is the theme of the 2018 State of the City address. The address is January 31 at the Monroe Civic Center Arena at 12:15 p.m.

"The Future is Now" is reflected in Mayor Jamie Mayo's goals for the upcoming year. Mayor Mayo is discussing project initiatives that focus on growth, development and bettering the quality of life for the city of Monroe.

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On New Year's Day, Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that the City of Monroe's 2018 focus is City Employee Community Benevolent Projects.

Mayo Announces Date For State of The City Address

Jan 5, 2018
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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will hold the 2018 City of Monroe State of
the City Address on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at the Monroe
Civic Center Arena. The public is invited to attend.

Doors will open at 11:15 am. Attendees will be able to view various
departmental displays, network with each other and talk with various city
officials. The official program will begin at 12:15 pm.

Residents Urged to Prepare for Potential Heavy Rainfall related to Tropical Depression Harvey

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join officials with Ouachita Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to urge residents of Monroe and all of Ouachita Parish to prepare for potential heavy rainfall related to Tropical Depression Harvey, which is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico.

Monroe Closures On Independence Day

Jul 31, 2017
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Mayor Jamie Mayo announces that the following City of Monroe facilities, departments and offices will be CLOSED on Tuesday, July 4th in observation of the 2017 Independence Day holiday.

Community Centers

Masur Museum of Art

Monroe City Hall

Monroe City Marshal

Monroe Civic Center

Monroe Transit

Public Works

The following areas below will remain OPEN on Tuesday, July 4th.

Chennault Park Golf Course

MUNY (Forsythe) Golf Course

Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo


Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has named Major Eugene Ellis to the position of police chief. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department.  He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes, who recently announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017.

Major Ellis is a 31 year veteran of the department. He began his career in Monroe as a patrolman and held positions in narcotics, intelligence, administration and internal affairs. 

A new police chief will be hired in the next four to six months using the following plan:

One Step Forward For Uber And Lyft

Jul 13, 2017
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Monroe is getting a little closer to allowing ride sharing. At Tuesday night's council meeting held to discuss the possibility of obtaining Uber and Lyft a crowd came out for support. The council decided to proceed with the process, not everyone in attendance was happy about the news of Uber and Lyft. Local taxi companies think it will slow their business and could be dangerous to them.