Shreveport City Council agrees to request six-month moratorium on liquor licenses

Dads on Duty, the group formed in the wake of fighting at Southwood High, recognized
Published: Oct. 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 26, 2021 at 4:55 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport City Council members decided to ask the Metropolitan Planning Commission to put a six-month moratorium on issuing occupational licenses and certificates of occupancy for new liquor stores and other retail outlets that sell liquor.

Final passage of the moratorium was among items up for consideration during the council meeting that started at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Government Plaza.

The six-month period was amended from the original proposal that called for a yearlong moratorium. Now there’s another amendment on today’s agenda. This one is to clarify that any such moratorium would not affect businesses that have already been approved but have not yet been issued their occupational license or certificate of occupancy.

Also today, Dads on Duty is up for recognition. The group that was formed in the wake of fighting at Southwood High recently drew national attention for its efforts.

“We had a situation we didn’t know how to deal with and we couldn’t do it by ourselves,” said Southwood Principal Dr. Kim Pendleton. “Southwood became a phoenix rising from the ashes. We have had a lot of national attention but the main thing is that these fathers pledged to make sure these kids are taken care of indefinitely.”

Below is the full agenda and supporting documents for this afternoon’s meeting:

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