“We had a number of principles that we thought were very important for the budget,” he said. “The two main ones had to do with a current-fiscal-year balanced budget, meaning starting the year with an operating reserve of about $25 million and ending...
In 1873, the city of Shreveport was desperate. The yellow fever epidemic killed a quarter of the city’s population in a matter of weeks. People were dying so quickly that city officials chose to bury 800 bodies in a single mass grave in what is now Oakland Cemetery downtown.
In a formal letter to the task force members, Arceneaux said their charge is “to determine ways to improve doing business with and in the city of Shreveport, with particular emphasis on permitting and development, including land use entitlement (zoning).
Shreveport Police reported that officers were sent shortly before midnight on July 4 to Pearl Avenue and Jones Mary Road in the MLK neighborhood on a report of shots fired. Police found more than 200 people seeking safety in the 2300 block of Jones Mabry Road after 15 minutes of reported gunfire.
Ghali is a renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the Willis-Knighton Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Institute. He recently visited Chimp Haven in Keithville, the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, to perform surgery on Sparky, a 34-year-old male chimpanzee.
Arceneaux, the Shreveport City Council and administration officials continue to work through issues with a school zone traffic enforcement camera system. The system from Blue Line Solutions has generated a large number of complaints over the tickets issued by the automated system.
“Our biggest concern that has really been occupying my time is the rain event and worrying about Cross Lake,” Arceneaux said. “We dodged the major ice storm. That was very good news. It appears if we have flooding, it will be relatively minor flooding. We don’t think the lake is going to get to the level that’s going to be a tremendous threat.