Shreveport official wants city to opt out of the city-parish MPC

Official wants Shreveport to opt out of MPC
Published: Jul. 21, 2017 at 12:31 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 21, 2017 at 1:00 AM CDT
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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.

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