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DeSoto Police Jury agrees to implement new regulations for special event permits

(DeSoto Parish Police Jury)
Published: Jun. 30, 2021 at 7:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2021 at 10:59 PM CDT
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DeSOTO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - DeSoto police jurors this week unanimously agreed to new rules and regulations regarding special event permits.

The regulations adopted Monday, June 28 will add requirements of security, sanitation guidelines and a mandate that no event will disrupt or harm any parish activity or restrict traffic.

Grand Cane Mayor Marsha Richardson said she is in full support of the changes.

The Police Jury’s decision comes after a trail ride event June 12 brought thousands of people to Richardson’s village. This surprised many residents, as cars were parked everywhere and a large mess had to be cleaned up after the event.

Richardson said they support trail rides but want them to be organized properly. She said the village also needs to be given a heads-up about the events.

4C Coffee Shop is the newest business in Grand Cane. Like all the other businesses on the strip, they close at noon on Saturdays. They didn’t know that thousands of people would make their way to their community on that particular Saturday.

“We’re a small town and this is a new business,” said 4C Coffee Shop’s Sonni Bossier. “We would of loved to have new faces, new customers. We just didn’t know anything.”

The business says they hope more trail rides will come to Grand Cane.

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