CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
Streaming at
www.caddo.org
April 8th, 2021
3:30 P.M.

1.

ROLL CALL:

Commissioners:    
      

Hopkins                 District 1                       Gage-Watts                District 7


Johnson                District 2                       Taliaferro                     District 8


Jackson                District 3                       Atkins                          District 9


Young                   District 4                       Chavez                        District 10


Burrell                  District 5                       Lazarus                       District 11


Cawthorne           District 6                       Epperson                     District 12


2.

INVOCATION:

3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

Veterans and active military members saluting during recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance would be appropriate, should you wish to do so.
4.

AGENDA ADDITIONS:

5.

CITIZENS COMMENTS:

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes
          

NOTE:  Citizens who wish to address the Commission on matters relative to public hearings (items listed on the agenda only) will be limited to a cumulative total of 15 minutes each, for or against an issue. Those who wish to speak or make a presentation are asked to select their speakers and address the points they wish considered with this limitation in mind.



6.

VISITORS:

7.

ADOPT REGULAR SESSION MINUTES:

7.I.

Regular Session Minutes March 18, 2021

7.II.

Special Session Minutes-Property Standards March 22, 2021

8.

SPECIAL RESOLUTIONS:


9.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Administration response to information requests from Commissioners
9.I.

2021 NOTICE OF INTENT

Notice is hereby given that the Caddo Parish Commission of Caddo Parish, Louisiana (the “Parish”), plans to consider ordinances to adopt (levy) the Parish’s ad valorem tax millages for properties within the Parish of Caddo, at the meeting on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at the Government Plaza Building, 505 Travis Street, Shreveport, Louisiana.  At this meeting, the Parish will consider adoption of its General Purpose Millages, Special Purpose Millages, and Debt Service Millage.  The Parish will also consider adoption of the values fixed or to be fixed by the Louisiana Tax Commission on all assessments for railways and other public service corporations and consider setting the assessments of property classified as timberlands.

10.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

11.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ZONING ORDINANCES & CASES:

 

12.

PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCES:

 

12.I.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6044 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND, THE OIL AND GAS FUND AND THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $333,000 TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND EMERGING VIRAL THREATS BUILDING AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)

12.II.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6045 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $50,000 FOR THE PORT CITY FEST, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)
12.III.

Public Hearing for Ordinance No. 6046 Of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATIVE TO PROVISIONS FOR FLOOD HAZARD PROTECTION, TO MEET REVISED STANDARDS REGARDING CLASS 8 FLOOD STANDARDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM AND FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Public Works)
13.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for final passage):

14.

ORDINANCES (for final passage):

14.I.

Ordinance No. 6044 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND, THE OIL AND GAS FUND AND THE GENERAL FUND FOR THE YEAR 2021 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $333,000 TO SUPPORT THE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND EMERGING VIRAL THREATS BUILDING AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)

14.II.

Ordinance No. 6045 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $50,000 FOR THE PORT CITY FEST, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee)
14.III.

Ordinance No. 6046 Of 2021

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATIVE TO PROVISIONS FOR FLOOD HAZARD PROTECTION, TO MEET REVISED STANDARDS REGARDING CLASS 8 FLOOD STANDARDS IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM AND FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY REQUIREMENTS, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Public Works)
15.

ZONING ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

16.

ORDINANCES (for introduction by title):

16.I.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6047 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $25,000 FOR THE SHREVEPORT BOSSIER AFRICAN AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Economic Development Committee) 
16.II.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6048 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND AND RIVERBOAT FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $35,000 FOR GAMEPORT EXHIBITION AT SCIPORT AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Economic Development Committee) 
16.III.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6049 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURESOF THE OIL AND GAS FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION OF $100,000 FOR THE ESO FIRE REPORTING SYSTEM AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioners Hopkins, Johnson &  Lazarus)
16.IV.

Introduce Ordinance No. 6050 of 2021

AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUND AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Johnson, Administration)
17.

WORK SESSION MINUTES:

17.I.

Work Session Minutes April 5, 2021

18.

RESOLUTIONS:

18.I.

Resolution No. 31 of 2021

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO PASS THE COVID-19 HATE CRIMES ACT OF 2021, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
18.II.

Resolution No. 32 of 2021

A RESOLUTION PROCLAIMING AND SUPPORTING APRIL AS NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE RESPECT THERETO
(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
18.III.

Resolution No. 33 of 2021

A RESOLUTION DECLARING ‘NATIONAL COUNTY/PARISH GOVERNMENT MONTH’ IN CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA 
(Commissioner Gage-Watts) 
18.IV.

Resolution No. 34 of 2021

RESOLUTION DECLARING THE MONTH OF APRIL 2021 AS MINORITY HEALTH MONTH IN CADDO PARISH, RECOGNIZING THE HEALTH INEQUALITIES FACING MINORITIES, AND ENCOURAGING THE PARISH OF CADDO TO PROMOTE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE HEALTHFULNESS IN MINORITY COMMUNITIES AND OTHER HEALTH DISPARITY RELATED TO COVID-19, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Jackson)
18.V.

Resolution No. 35 of 2021

RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH  AN INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTY REVIEW PROCESS AT CADDO PARISH OWNED PROPERTIES OR FACILITIES, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.

(Commissioner Jackson)
18.VI.

Resolution No. 36 of 2021

RESOLUTION AMENDING UNSUSPENDING 2020 FUNDS TO GRACE PROJECT AND AMENDING THE SCOPE OF GRACE PROJECT AGREEMENT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson)

19.

OLD BUSINESS:

20.

NEW BUSINESS:





21.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

 

22.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

Citizens who wish to address the Commission on any issue other than zoning, please fill out a comment card located in the chamber foyer and return to the President or the Clerk of the Commission.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes
         
NOTE:  Citizens who wish to address the Commission on matters relative to public hearings (items listed on the agenda only) will be limited to a cumulative total of 15 minutes each, for or against an issue. Those who wish to speak or make a presentation are asked to select their speakers and address the points they wish considered with this limitation in mind.



23.

ADJOURN:


To all persons desiring to attend and observe a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, or who wish to present information to the body: If you have physical limitations that require special accommodations in order for you to attend and participate in a meeting of the Caddo Parish Commission, please contact the office of the Caddo Parish Commission Clerk at (318) 226-6596, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting so that an effort can be made to provide those accommodations.