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Caddo Commission makes big changes, employees must be residents

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The Caddo Commission had a busy Thursday. After today's general session, all future parish employees must be residents of the parish. Also, the parish's animal shelter will be open on the weekend.

Commissioners passed an ordinance that requires all future hired employees be or agree to become parish citizens.

All those who currently live outside the parish will be grandfathered in and don't need to worry. However, parish administrator Woodrow Wilson, who lives in Bossier Parish, will now have 18 months to find a residence in Caddo. Commissioners in favor of the ordinance believe it's only proper. Only two commissioners voted against the ordinance, Michael Williams and Doug Dominick.

The Caddo Commission's Animal Service committee celebrates it's first victory.

Starting in March, the Caddo Animal Shelter will be open for four hours on Saturdays. Commissioners passed Resolution 2 of 2014. This requires the parish administrator to add the additional hours. Animal welfare organizations called for the shelter to be open on Saturdays as a way to encourage more pet adoptions.

 

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