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Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the search for a site for a new Shreveport Police Headquarters and the 2020 city budget, which passed at Tuesday's regular city council meeting.

Boucher tells KEEL listeners that representatives of the council and SPD toured the BHP Billiton building on Preston Street, one of the existing sites being considered for a police department relocation. Boucher, who says the current price for the facility if $5.5 million, adds that all who visited the less-than-ten-year-old structure came away with a positive view of its possible renovation.

Boucher then talked about the council's debate and vote on the City's budget for 2020. The first-term councilman says that "this is the first time in quite some time that the budget has been balanced without taking money out of reserve." Boucher also noted that councilmen / women were able to st aside "philosophical differences about wht at the city should do with its money" to get the job done.