CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
 505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
 PUBLIC NOTICE
 WORK SESSION AGENDA
 Streaming at 
www.caddo.org
June 6, 2022
 3:30 P.M.
 
 
1.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners:   
       


Hopkins                 District 1                       Gage-Watts                District 7


Johnson                District 2                       Taliaferro                     District 8


Jackson                District 3                       Atkins                          District 9


Young                   District 4                       Chavez                        District 10


Burrell                  District 5                       Lazarus                       District 11


Jones                   District 6                       Epperson                     District 12

2.

INVOCATION:


3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Veterans and active military members saluting during recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance would be appropriate, should you wish to do so.


4.

AGENDA ADDITIONS:


5.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes
          


6.

VISITORS:

 

6.I.

Cedric Floyd to provide update on Redistricting

(Atkins) 

6.II.

Latronia Durham

(Jones)

7.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
7.I.

Administrative Report

8.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

Communiques, reports, and other items related to Work Session Agenda. 
8.I.

Discuss Status of Additional Early Voting site

9.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

11.

NEW BUSINESS:

11.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6239 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR CHARLES JOHNSON MINISTRIES, INC. AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Johnson)

11.II.

Authorize Resolution 33 of 2022

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CADDO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO CONSENT TO THE ASSIGNMENT OF STATE AGENCY LEASES 22029 AND 22030, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Districts 2, 7 and 12) 

11.III.

Authorize Resolution No. 34 of 2022

A RESOLUTION TO URGE AND REQUEST THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO CEASE DISMISSING GUN RELATED CHARGES AS PLEA BARGAINS AND TO URGE AND REQUEST THE LEGISLATURE TO PROHIBIT DISMISSAL OF GUN RELATED CHARGES AS PART OF PLEA BARGAINS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO. 

(Young) 

11.IV.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition of Appreciation for Rho Omega & Friends for Celebrating the Juneteenth Holiday for 35 Years

(Johnson)  

11.V.

Special Resolution Proclaiming and Celebrating the Juneteenth Holiday

(Jackson) 

11.VI.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition for Reigning Mrs. Shreveport Jessica Latin

(Chavez)

11.VII.

Authorize Special Resolution of Recognition for Valencia High School

(Jackson)

11.VIII.

Authorize Special Resolution Proclaiming Pride Month

(Jackson)

11.IX.

Authorize Reappointment to the Lakeview Waterworks District

Reappoint Robert Fowler to the Lakeview Waterworks Board, term to expire 3-17-2027

(Johnson) 

11.X.

Authorize Appointment of Susannah Poljak as the District 10 Representative to the Citizen's Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice

(Chavez)

Documents:
  1. SWP Resume.pdf
11.XI.

Authorize Appoint to the North Caddo Hospital Service District Board of Directors

Appoint Jennifer Fant to the North Caddo Hospital Service District Board of Directors to fill the term currently held by Mary Elizabeth Irvin expiting 7-1-2022, term to expire 7-1-2028

(Hopkins)

11.XII.

Review Proposals Submitted For Selection Of The 2022-2023 Caddo Parish Official Journal

Review Proposals Submitted For Selection Of The Official Journal For Regular Session For The Parish Of Caddo For The Year July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

                        Caddo Citizen/Shreveport Sun   

 (Commission Clerk) 

11.XIII.

Authorize the Juneteenth Coalition as Visitors for June 9th Regular Session

(Jackson) 

11.XIV.

Authorize Ms. Mayquie Jackson of Humanity 2020 as a Visitor for the June 9th Regular Session to speak regarding Mental Health

(Johnson) 

11.XV.

Authorize Action Item to Authorize Administration to fund Community Juneteenth Celebration and Let The Good Times Roll Festival with ARPA Funds

(Jackson)

11.XVI.

Direct Administration to make proposed changes to the NGO application process

(Audit and Finance Committee) 

12.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

13.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes


14.

CONSENT AGENDA:

14.I.

Ordinance No. 6230 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE RIVERBOAT FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF $6,500 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR WILDLIFE EDUCATION AND REHABILITATION OF LOUISIANA  AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Epperson) 

14.II.

Ordinance No. 6231 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE PARISH MILLAGE FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST, DUE IN 2022 ON OUTSTANDING PARISH BOND ISSUES AND TO INSTRUCT THE ASSESSOR TO INCLUDE SAID MILLAGE ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE PARISH OF CADDO FOR THE YEAR 2022, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO  

(Finance) 

Note: Each year the Commission must set the necessary tax millage to produce enough ad valorem revenue to pay the principal and interest due for the current year.  For 2022, a millage rate of 1.50 mills will produce the necessary ad valorem revenue to pay the 2022 principal and interest.

14.III.

Ordinance No. 6232 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE TO SET THE GENERAL PURPOSE AND SPECIAL PURPOSE MILLAGES PROVIDING FOR MILLAGE RATE ADJUSTMENTS, AS ALLOWED BY ARTICLE VII, SECTION 23 OF THE LOUISIANA CONSTITUTION OF 1974 AND LA R.S. 47:1705 (B), LEVYING AND IMPOSING TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS FOR 2022 ON ALL THE PROPERTY SUBJECT TO TAXATION IN THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance) 

14.IV.

Ordinance No. 6233 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT THE VALUES FIXED, OR TO BE FIXED BY THE LOUISIANA TAX COMMISSION ON ALL ASSESSMENTS FOR RAILWAYS AND OTHER PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS, AND TO INSTRUCT THE ASSESSOR TO EXTEND SUCH ASSESSMENTS AND VALUES ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE PARISH OF CADDO FOR THE YEAR 2022, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance) 

14.V.

Ordinance No. 6234 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE SETTING THE ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY CLASSIFIED AS TIMBERLANDS AND TO INSTRUCT THE ASSESSOR TO INCLUDE SAID ASSESSMENT ON THE TAX ROLL OF THE PARISH OF CADDO FOR THE YEAR 2022, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Finance) 

14.VI.

Ordinance No. 6235 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE TO DEEM PROPERTY SURPLUS AND AUTHORIZE THE SALE OF SURPLUS PROPERTY OWNED BY THE PARISH OF CADDO AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Public Works) 

14.VII.

Ordinance No. 6236 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THAT ALL PARISH EMPLOYEES HIRED, APPOINTED OR PROMOTED TO PARISH ATTORNEY, ASSISTANT PARISH ADMINISTRATOR, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR/CEO, DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR OR COMMISSION CLERK, MUST BE RESIDENTS OF CADDO PARISH, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE  WITH  RESPECT THERETO.

(Johnson)

14.VIII.

Ordinance No. 6237 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE REGARDING AN EXCHANGE OF ROADWAYS WITH THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN CONNECTION WITH EXTENDING LA. 3276 TO LA. 1, TO AUTHORIZE THE EXCHANGE OF CERTAIN PORTIONS OF PARISH ROADS IN RETURN FOR CERTAIN PORTIONS OF STATE HIGHWAYS; TO AUTHORIZE THE PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO EXECUTE AGREEMENTS AS NECESSARY TO ACCOMPLISH THAT EXCHANGE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Administration) 

14.IX.

Ordinance No. 6238 of 2022

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING SECTION 32-62 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES PROHIBITING  POSSESSION OR CARRIAGE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ON PUBLIC ROADS OF FIREARMS WITH A MAGAZINE CAPABLE OF HOLDING MORE THAN 20 ROUNDS OF AMMUNITION, TO PROVIDE FOR PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Johnson)

15.

ADJOURN:

To all persons desiring to attend and observe a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, or who wish to present information to the body: If you have physical limitations that require special accommodations in order for you to attend and participate in a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, please contact the office of the Caddo Parish Commission Clerk at (318) 226-6596, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting so that an effort can be made to provide those accommodations.