Shreveport City Councilman James Flurry talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the status of a a new recycling contract between the city and Pratt Industries.

The council has tabled further debate on the new agreement, in which Pratt has asked for a change to "in-city" water rates, which would result in a $25 million dollar savings over a ten year period.

Councilman Flurry tells KEEL listeners that Pratt seems to have the advantage in the current negotiations, saying that representatives of the packaging and recycling company are threatening to pull out of the any deal with the city unless a new deal is done - and approved by the council - soon.

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins has endorsed the new agreement, which will once again be considered by the council at their next meeting.