Flurry on Garbage Fee: Lots to Discuss before We Can Vote [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman James Flurry talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the upcoming council debate on Mayor Adrian Perkins proposed $18 a month garbage fee.
The City Council meets for their regular work session today (February 11), then for their regular meeting tomorrow (February 12). At today's work session, it is expected that the proposed legislation will be debated and amended. Those changes to the mayor's legislation were made by Flurry, who called for a reduction to $5 monthly, and another from Councilman John Nickelson, who proposed the amount be dropped to $13.
Is is also assumed that that most of those on the council will call for any fee be designated as an "enterprise fee," i.e., funds collected (in this case) could only be used for Sanitation Department costs.
Flurry also tells KEEL listeners - as did Councilwoman LeVette Flurry - that he expects an actual vote on the bill to be postponed to a later date, as debate, amendments and public comments will most likely not be completed at tomorrow's meeting.