Council members moved their meeting time to 8 a.m. so the board can attend the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl. Kickoff for the game – which pits Air Force against Georgia Tech – is set for 4 p.m.
The meeting wrapped about 8:40 a.m.
Talks stayed tame, with little substantive discussion. Many questions focused on housekeeping issues: rules of the council and the way agenda items are listed, for instance.
This week marks just the third official round of meetings for most of the board, elected in November.
Among items on today’s council agenda is whether to fund two positions aimed at ensuring master plan work is done.
If approved, the Shreveport-Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission would hire a master plan coordinator at $65,000 annually. That person's assistant would make $35,000.
Caddo is expected to chip in $20,000 to go toward both jobs. Shreveport would cover the rest.
The comprehensive plan has cost about Shreveport and Caddo taxpayers $1.65 million. City and parish government still must sign off on the proposed plan.