I am totally shocked at Mayor Kip Holden’s latest proposal to buy the old Woman’s Hospital for $10 million under the assumption that he can convert it to a police headquarters. This is a very old building suitable for medical usage. Without very expensive renovations it will be almost useless for our fine police department to use.

Why are we thinking about putting another white elephant around the neck of the police department as well as the taxpayers?

If we can pay $10 million for a rundown old hospital, we can build real police headquarters. Our lawmen deserve our support and respect. I am for helping them, but I urge the Metro Council to look at this closely. And I urge the voters and taxpayers to think about the possible motivation for such an idea by the mayor. I have always supported Mayor Holden, but now I am so disappointed. Shame on the mayor.

gary dunaway


Baton Rouge