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Heated Dog Park Debate at Town Hall Meeting

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The debate was heated at Mayor Glover's Town Hall Meeting. The people of Shreveport packed into Fertitta's Restaurant as best as possible for their chance to ask the mayor about issues that face the city, such as infrastructure, water and sewer rates and an update on the 2011 Bond Issue. But it was the dog park discussion took the cake as the most asked about issue. Mayor Glover has proposed Princess Park as the best and less expensive alternative to building a dog park than at the originally proposed Hamel Park and offered explanations as to why Princess Park was the best move for the city. However, that plan was also met with criticism from parents with students at the SPAR Center for the Disabled that's housed in Princess Park. Despite the passionate debate, Mayor Glover says open dialogue of city issues should be a key part of democracy and plans more town hall meetings in the near future.

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