SHREVEPORT, LA – The Shreveport City Council is set to convene its Administrative Conference on October 23, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. Residents and stakeholders eagerly await this opportunity to engage with their local government on various important matters. Here’s a simplified rundown of the agenda items that will be discussed during the meeting.
1. Resolution 166 of 2021: Establishment of the Hollywood, West Side Cedar Grove Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District
First on the agenda is a piece of legislation proposed and sponsored by Councilman James Green in 2021. The legislation aims to create a TIF district spanning two historically disadvantaged neighborhoods, Hollywood and portions of East and West Cedar Grove. A map of the proposed TIF district can be viewed here.
2. Resolutions 126-130 of 2023: The retiring of five (5) SPD working K-9s.
When working law enforcement dogs begin showing signs of age or reduced ability, they are retired and usually become the personal pets of their handlers or any other persons wanting to love on them after years of performing so tirelessly and bravely. These resolutions get that process started. It’s the police dog version of putting in their papers.
3. Ordinance 145 of 2023: Amending The Noise Ordinance
This item refers to the latest attempt to codify a noise ordinance that would address the issues with noise pollution in downtown Shreveport. This amendment seems to propose the considerations articulated by Mayor Tom Arceneaux in his memo vetoing its previous version. You can find the full text here.
Shreveport’s City Council Administrative Conference will cover a wide range of topics, from budgeting to city parks, zoning rules, and even pet regulations. This meeting provides a platform for residents to understand and contribute to important decisions shaping the city’s future. If you have any opinions or concerns about these topics, this is your chance to make your voice heard. Though we’ve provided some insight on what we think are the major matters for today’s meeting, it is important to read the proposed legislation on your own. The full agenda can be found here.