City council approves airport parking probe

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – The Shreveport City Council has approved a probe into the handling of parking management at Shreveport Regional Airport.

It's been three weeks since Nationwide Parking Services' departure from Shreveport Regional, and still no sign of the more than half a million dollars in revenues collected but never turned over to the city.

Tuesday afternoon, the City Council voted unanimously to spend $42,000 to hire an investigator to look into how things got to this point.  "There's been a lot of questions about what happened and I think it's time to get to the bottom of it," says City Council Dist. B Representative Monty Walford, "This is going to be an actual investigation I understand that has subpoena power, to find out what happened and why it was allowed to go to the point that there's 600-something thousand dollars lost."

Airport Director Roy Miller says they're still working on getting the money back, Nationwide is still going through with bankruptcy proceedings.