SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport councilman wants to remove the city from the Shreveport-Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission.
District E's James Flurry thinks that would save the city about $400,000.
And the move would minimize complaints from residents and business owners, he said.
Flurry also thinks removing Shreveport from the city-parish MPC would free the city to establish its own planning commission.
He plans to present a resolution during the City Council's meeting in August authorizing Mayor Ollie Tyler to opt out of the Shreveport-Caddo MPC.
Flurry said that would be the first step toward the city detaching itself from the city-parish panel.
He thinks he has the votes for the resolution to pass.
And he hopes for it to get into effect in January.