Quantcast

Trash talk and financial adviser debate discussed at city hall - KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports

Trash talk and financial adviser debate discussed at city hall

Posted: Updated:
SHREVEPORT, La. -

Trash talk and dog park. That's what city leaders discussed Tuesday afternoon. But they had a few items that we've been following for you for a while now.

First up, the city is moving forward with its plan to build Shreveport's first dog park. The next step in the dog park process is to create a capital project for the dog park. This allows the red river water way commission and the Shreveport dog park association to deposit all of their funds into the same account before the city starts looking for an architect to design the park. But here's the kicker, although it's approved and moving forward, we may not actually see a dog park until 2015.

Next up, solid waste.  We've all seen evidence of the problem where old furniture or tree limbs sit out on a curb for days because the city's trash trucks can't handle it.  City officials are looking to tackle the problem but that means you may be footing the bill. Here are the options city officials are weighing:

First, they could make no changes and continue violating their own ordinance.

Second, they could offer to pick up the waste for $20 dollars for those who want to the service.

Third, they could add $1.50 cents extra in trash fees, each month to everyone's water and sewer bill, to take care of the pick-up costs.

Finally, they could charge $2.50 cents a month extra, to pay for the service and use that money to fix broken down garbage trucks, and use them.

Another item discussed today, was moving forward with refinancing water and sewer bonds for the city of Shreveport. The city cannot move forward with this or any other sizeable financial transaction until Mayor Glover and council members can decide on who should be the city's financial advisor. Currently, Calvin Grigsby holds that title but after an audit found that Grigsby may have overcharged the city of Shreveport by $53,000 dollars, city council officials refuse to work with him, despite mayor glovers continued support of Grigsby.

And finally, city council officials have voted to move forward with paying $400,000 dollars for street upgrades and sidewalks prior to whole food's opening come early 2015.

 

  • ArkLaTex SlideshowsMore>>

  • KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    KTBS 3 Easter Basket Giveaway

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:48:59 GMT
    Members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We delivered Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate.
    In the spirit of Easter, members of the KTBS 3 News team partnered with Loyola College Prep, Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus this morning.  We fanned out across the area, delivering Easter packages filled with food to those less fortunate this year.  Please join us in wishing everyone  Happy Easter!
  • Blood Moon 2014

    Blood Moon 2014

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:58:23 GMT
    by Dalton Brewerby Dalton Brewer
    Thank you to all of our viewers who shared your pictures with us of the Blood Moon.
    Thank you to all of our viewers who shared your pictures with us of the Blood Moon.
  • Easter Bunnies

    Easter Bunnies

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:17:27 GMT
    Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
    Thank you to all of our viewers who sent us pictures of your little Easter bunnies.
  • Assignment EducationMore>>

  • Caddo officials will weigh in on charter school applicants

    Caddo officials will weigh in on charter school applicants

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-16 01:47:39 GMT
    There are very few charter schools across the state, but Tuesday night, Caddo Parish School Board members passed a measure to consider applications for three new charter applications for the district. Leaves
    Caddo Parish School Board members passed a measure to consider applications for three new charter applications for the district.
  • Local schools see surge in Hispanic students

    Local schools see surge in Hispanic students

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:54:16 GMT
    For years, the Hispanic population in the state of Texas and Arkansas has experienced an up tick. But a growing trend shows a migration of Hispanics to Louisiana. New Orleans has seen the largest growth. Then,
    For years, the Hispanic population in the state of Texas and Arkansas has experienced an up tick. But a growing trend shows a migration of Hispanics to Louisiana. New Orleans has seen the largest growth. Then,
  • The ArkLaTex celebrates a birthday this week!

    The ArkLaTex celebrates a birthday this week!

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:46:01 GMT
    Happy 30th birthday Artbreak! Artbreak and KTBS 3 Summer Reading Festival set to kick off. It's the 30th anniversary of the annual KTBS 3'S Summer Reading Festival and Artbreak The Celebrate Education
    Happy 30th birthday Artbreak! Artbreak and KTBS 3 Summer Reading Festival set to kick off. It's the 30th anniversary of the annual KTBS 3'S Summer Reading Festival and Artbreak The Celebrate Education
  • KTBS 3 News Tips

    Send your news tip or story idea to the KTBS 3 Newsroom.  Enter your email address below to get started.

    * denotes required fields
    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for your submission to KTBS 3 News.  A member of our staff may contact you for more information.

Share Your Images
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTBS. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
    Advertising | EEO Public File | KTBS 3 Public File | KPXJ 21 Public File