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City Funds Glover's Defense in Dog Park Case

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The dog park issue is still being hashed out in court. Mayor Glover filed paperwork extending the deadline after a judge approved the measure. Meanwhile, city tax dollars are funding Mayor Glover's defense. Handy Jiles is a local barber. He says he's tired of the dog park debate because the city has more pressing issues. "I think that those tax dollars can go on some more important issue."

City Councilman Oliver Jenkins says funding the mayor's defense for an appeal is just not right. "You start getting into appeals of court action, we clearly believe that it may not be the role of the city to continue to pay for that legal representation. I'm certainly not of a mind to continue paying for attorneys to continue the appeal process going forward."

Mayor Glover says he's doing the right thing for Shreveport. In a statement, he said, "The legal fees pale in comparison to the additional expense the Hamel's dog park supporters are trying to put us on the hook for. To that end, the fees are not only appropriate but worthwhile because, contrary to what a vocal minority keeps repeating, most of our citizens support the position I'm taking and are far more receptive to our proposal to utilize existing parks."
Roland Anderson says he agrees with mayor glover. "Because they fighting him, it's costing the city more money and costing the civilians more money to pay these fees."

There will be a public meeting Tuesday, July 2nd to discuss the city's best options when it comes to the dog park issue. The meeting will be at Government Plaza at 3 o'clock. Mayor Glover says the goal is to find a solution to the dog park issue that works for the entire city.

 

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