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Judge gives Glover more time to ponder dog park suit

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover will have few more days to consider a lawsuit filed against him before he is required to respond.

A Caddo judge on Friday gave Glover until May 7 to tell the court why he objects to the dog park. Glover originally had been given until April 10 to explain why he won't sign off on a dog park plan that the City Council already has approved.

Shreveport Dog Park Alliance representative Cynthia Keith filed suit in Caddo District Court against the mayor on behalf of the organization in March.

Glover has told the council before that a dog park is not high a high priority compared to other projects. When asked recently for an update on the status of the project, Glover told the council, "My position has not changed."

The lawsuit claims Glover "exceeds his lawful authority, fails to do his duty, and violates his oath of office by refusing to follow the clear, non-discretionary and unambiguous mandate of Resolution 133 of 2012."

Alliance attorney Daniel Keel says the suit is asking the court to order Mayor Glover to sign the cooperative endeavor agreement, which was approved by the city council. "The city council passed it, Mayor Glover vetoes it, the city overrode his veto and he just sat on it, so we are asking the court to force him to sign it."

The current plan would put the first facility of its kind in the city in Hamel Park along the Red River.

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