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Shreveport officials and neighborhood associations discuss master plan

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The Shreveport-Caddo 2030 Master Plan is a promise to revamp our area and make it a better place to live. Saturday morning, Shreveport neighborhood association leaders met with local officials to hear the plan's progress report. From a new law that shortens  an adjudicated property's holding time to new trees along Clyde Fant Parkway, association leaders heard a list of improvements spurred by the master plan and also learned they'd have a large role in helping and monitoring progress. The formation of a Shreveport Council of Neighborhoods is planned. It'll pull neighborhood leaders together, to better present problems and ideas to the city. Most seem to like the idea but there are a few concerns about representation.

"My concern about it is, if the neighborhoods that aren't participating now even if a neighborhood association makes a designee, what level of participation will they have," Joyce Lawrence said. She's the president of the West Shreveport Neighborhood Alliance. "The concern is how will they prioritize issues that rise up from the neighborhoods."

Shreveport Police also got the chance to report on crime statistics, which seem to project criminal acting on a decline.

 

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