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Trash talk and financial adviser debate discussed at city hall

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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.

 

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