Ten years ago, Bossier City leaders decided they did not want to be part of the parade route for Mardi Gras anymore.  Part of the problem was security along the route.  The parades rolled from Pierre Bossier Mall down Airline Drive to Barksdale Boulevard and then over the Shreveport Barksdale Bridge.  That was many miles on busy streets and neighborhoods that had to be blocked off.

Mardi Gras

At the time, there was some discussion about going back to Bossier once the Teague Parkway is complete.  Now that the Parkway is built, we asked Mayor Lo Walker to give us an update. He says there has been no discussion about Bossier being back on the route.  And he says recent cuts to the police department would still make it difficult for his city to handle the security for such a large crowd.

Hear KEEL's James Stanley's full interview with Mayor Walker here. 

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