CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION  AGENDA
APRIL 5, 2021
3:30 P.M.
Streaming at  www.youtube.com/user/parishofcaddois & www.caddo.org 





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


Cawthorne           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 by clicking HERE and submit to the Commission Clerk’s Office, or 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:

 

7.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
8.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

Communiques, reports, and other items related to Work Session Agenda. 
9.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

10.I.

Authorize Resolution No. 26 Of 2021

A RESOLUTION AMENDING THE RULES AND BY-LAWS OF THE CADDO PARISH COMMISSION REGARDING THE TIME LIMITS OF SPEAKERS UNDER COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Johnson, Personnel, Policies & Procedures Committee)
11.

NEW BUSINESS:

11.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6047 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $25,000 FOR THE SHREVEPORT BOSSIER AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Economic Development Committee) 
11.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6048 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND AND RIVERBOAT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $35,000 FOR GAMEPORT EXHIBITION AT SCIPORT AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Economic Development Committee) 
11.III.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6049 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURESOF THE OIL AND GAS FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $100,000 FOR THE ESO FIRE REPORTING SYSTEM AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioners Hopkins, Johnson &  Lazarus)
11.IV.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 6050 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Johnson, Administration)
11.V.

Authorize Resolution No. 31 of 2021

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS THE COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT OF 2021, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
11.VI.

Authorize Resolution No. 32 of 2021

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING AND SUPPORTING APRIL AS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
11.VII.

Authorize Resolution No. 33 of 2021

A RESOLUTION DECLARING ‘NATIONAL COUNTY/PARISH GOVERNMENT MONTH’ IN CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA 
(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 
11.VIII.

Authorize Resolution No. 34 of 2021

RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2021 AS MINORITY HEALTH MONTH IN CADDO PARISH, RECOGNIZING THE HEALTH INEQUALITIES FACING MINORITIES, AND ENCOURAGING THE PARISH OF CADDO TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHFULNESS IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES AND OTHER HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED TO COVID-19, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Jackson)
11.IX.

Authorize Resolution No. 35 of 2021

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH  AN INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY REVIEW PROCESS AT CADDO PARISH OWNED PROPERTIES OR FACILITIES, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Jackson)
11.X.

Authorize Resolution No. 36 of 2021

RESOLUTION AMENDING UNSUSPENDING 2020 FUNDS TO GRACE PROJECT AND AMENDING THE SCOPE OF GRACE PROJECT AGREEMENT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson)

12.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

13.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

Citizens who wish to address the Commission, please fill out a comment card by clicking HERE and submit to the Commission Clerk’s Office. Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes and will be read aloud during the Public Comments section of this agenda. Citizens may also address the Committee by calling the Commission Clerk’s Office at (318) 226-6596 during the Public Comments section of this agenda. 

14.

CONSENT AGENDA:

14.I.

Ordinance No. 6044 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND, THE OIL AND GAS FUND AND THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $333,000 TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND EMERGING VIRAL THREATS BUILDING AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)

14.II.

Ordinance No. 6045 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $50,000 FOR THE PORT CITY FEST, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)
14.III.

Ordinance No. 6046 Of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATIVE TO PROVISIONS FOR FLOOD HAZARD PROTECTION, TO MEET REVISED STANDARDS REGARDING CLASS 8 FLOOD STANDARDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM AND FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Public Works)
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.