BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Mayor Kip Holden did not hold back Tuesday about the rough week it has been for Baton Rouge.
Holden and his wife attended a prayer service at St. Aloysius Catholic Church.
"You have a lot of people who want to take pot shots," Holden said.
The mayor has taken heat for not being as visible as he often is. For the first time, he admitted threats were made to his family.
Holden said his priority is making sure Baton Rouge can secure federal money to fund things that need improving.
"It is now for us to do some deep soul searching. Look at the things that bring us together rather than the things that separate us. And then take those things that separate us and start putting up building blocks for a successful life for everybody who comes into this town, a successful life for the people who grow up here and again saying let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me," Holden said.
After questions on 'absent leadership,' Holden said he will release a comprehensive plan on moving forward next week.