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Recycling is coming back to Shreveport

Meantime, 2 council members propose legislation to put the brakes on street racing
Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 3:07 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 6:12 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) —Recycling is coming back to Shreveport.

City Council members agreed Tuesday to authorize the mayor to enter a contract with C. Edwards Concepts LLC. to provide curbside recycling services in Shreveport.

Also Tuesday, two council members introduced legislation to address illegal street racing in the city.

Illegal street racing has exploded in popularity nationwide since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

And drag racing has been an issue on the streets of Shreveport, including main thoroughfares, for at least the past decade.

Now before the City Council is a decision on whether to consider adopting a proposal to prohibit drag racing and other racing within the city.

The ordinance sponsored by Councilman John Nickelson and Councilwoman Tabatha Taylor calls for a $500 fine for the first offense and $1,000 each for any subsequent offense and/or up to 30 days in jail.

The legislation is on the agenda for the City Council’s meeting the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 14, which you can view here:

Below is the proposal by Nickelson and Taylor to address street racing in the city:

Authorities urge anyone with any information about illegal street racing to call Shreveport police detectives at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-6955.

Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for some crimes.

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