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Commissioners push resolution concerning Syria

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CADDO PARISH, La. -

At the Caddo Commission's work session Monday, the body forwarded Resolution Number 60 of 2013. It lets the federal government know the parish doesn't want conflict with Syria. Whether commissioners should put energy on such a topic, was asked to some of you on the streets. The resolution was written by District 4 Commissioner Matthew Linn.

"What we need to do is make sure all of our Senators, and I think all of our senators expect for maybe one, are on board with us staying out of an internal conflict," Linn said.

However, some in Linn's district don't think the parish should worry with such international matters. Erica Cooper is one of them.

"Because I think they should only stay focused on things that they are supposed to," Cooper said. "There's better things for them to be voting on."

Cooper says better things, like getting playground equipment for toddlers in Columbia Park.

"I look around, and I see things big kids can do," Cooper said. "Why not for the little kids? Start something for the little kids."

There are mixed feelings about the resolution. Letesha Jackson wants commissioners to focus on home issues.

"I think we need to worry about conflicts here at home," Jackson said.

She also believes its important for local communities to show opinions on issues like Syria because it will affect them.

"We need to worry about, you know, home, as well as international affairs because everything is kind of, it's like a domino effect," Jackson said. "Everything trickles down."

All commissioners present at today's work session voted in favor of the resolution. The final vote on the resolution will be made during Thursday's meeting.

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