By JIM BUTLER
A proposed ordinance to allow multiple ambulance service providers will be introduced at today’s 5 p.m. Alexandria City Council meeting.
Reddex Washington Jr. is sponsoring the proposal to again try to open the city to providers other than Acadian Ambulance.
The multiple provider issue dates back several decades in the city and Rapides Parish, eventually resolved in 1995.
Most recently, in the summer of 2022 the council voted to open the city to multiple emergency and non-emergency providers.
Mayor Jeff Hall vetoed the ordinance, saying it conflicted with a parish one limiting service to one provider, adding he felt more than one unnecessary.
Current Mayor Jacque Roy has not yet publicly commented on Washington’s proposal.