Today Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover and his team went to Natchitoches to make a pitch to the Red River Waterway Commission.
The Mayor and his staff presented his two million dollar-plus plan for improvements along Shreveport's riverfront. His first priority is the Riverview Park area which he says gets the most use, but he says there are other areas of concern as well.
"Whether you're talking about the Riverview Park, the Stoner Woods area, or the Hamels Park area, all of those represent areas where there is a great need and at best I would rank them as 1a, 1b and 1c," said Mayor Glover.
The Mayor says it's been eight years since the City of Shreveport has made a significant funding requests from the Red River Waterway Commission. Word on whether the commission will vote to grant Shreveport the money they need for the improvements could come as soon as next month. The $280,000 that already that has been appropriated by the commission for the dog park in Shreveport has nothing to do with this proposal, the Mayor says this is not part of his administration's priority list. And since his original request, the Mayor now has added money for the Barnwell Center and for the neon lights on the Texas Street Bridge.