CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
WORK SESSION AGENDA
Streaming at www.facebook.com/parishofcaddo and www.youtube.com/user/parishofcaddois
August 3, 2020
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, please fill out a comment card by clicking HERE and submit to the Commission Clerk’s Office.  Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes and will be read aloud during the Public Comments section of this agenda. Citizens may also address the Committee by calling the Commission Clerk’s Office at (318) 226-6596 during the Public Comments section of this agenda. 

6.

VISITORS:

 

6.I.

Comcast & AT&T representative

(Commissioner Epperson)
6.II.

Frontline Workers Hazard Pay- Representative Sam Jenkins

(Commissioner Epperson)
6.III.

M'Lissa Harkins Smith

Provide census report

(Commissioner Chavez)
7.

REPORTS:

Administrator Report
7.I.

Dr. Goree, Superintendent for Caddo Schools

8.

COMMISSION REMARKS:

Communiques, reports, and other items related to Work Session Agenda. 
9.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT:

10.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

11.

NEW BUSINESS:

11.I.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5968 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND FOR THE YEAR 2020 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY AT SHREVEPORT’S NURSING PROGRAM AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Economic Development Committee) 
11.II.

Authorize Introduction of Ordinance No. 5969 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES & EXPENDITURES FOR THE GENERAL FUND AND CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND FOR THE YEAR 2020 TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION TO CONDUCT A FEASIBILITY STUDY FOR A REGIONAL JUVENILE CENTER, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Juvenile Services Committee)
11.III.

Authorize Introduction Ordinance No. 5970 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE BUDGET OF ESTIMATED REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES FOR THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND AND THE OIL AND GAS FUND TO PROVIDE AN APPROPRIATION FOR BODY CAMERAS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO 
(Commissioner Chavez)


11.IV.

Authorize Resolution No. 59 of 2020

A RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING AUGUST 7, 2020 AS PURPLE HEART DAY IN CADDO PARISH, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Epperson)
11.V.

Authorize Resolution No. 60 of 2020

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO PASS THE VOTING RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT ACT OF 2019, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
11.VI.

Authorize Resolution No. 61 of 2020

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ADMNISTRATOR TO CLEAN THE CHEROKEE PARK DRAINAGE DITCH AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO.
(Commissioner Jackson)
11.VII.

Authorize Resolution No. 62 of 2020

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO TAKE SUCH STEPS AS IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RIGHT SIZING PROGRAM OF THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Jackson)




11.VIII.

Authorize Resolution No. 64 of 2020

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO RETAIN SPECIAL LEGAL COUNSEL AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Parish Attorney)


11.VIII.i.

Authorize Resolution No. 63 of 2020

A RESOLUTION TO STUDY ESTABLISHING A YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM TO INTERRUPT THE CYCLE OF YOUTH VIOLENCE, TO INVITE THE CADDO PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND LOCAL HOSPITALS TO PARTICIPATE, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO
(Juvenile Justice Committee)


11.IX.

Authorize Resolution No. 65 of 2020

SECOND RESOLUTION AMENDING AND REENACTING RESOLUTION 34 OF 2020 OF THE CADDO PARISH COMMISSION ADDING ADDITIONAL NGOs TO EXCEPTIONS OF THE SUSPENDED 2020 NGO PROGRAM AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.      
(Appropriations Committee) 
11.X.

Authorize Special Proclamation

Special Proclamation proclaiming August 2, 2020 as Abduhl Temple #94 Charter Day

(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
11.XI.

Authorize Special Resolution for Louis Avallone

Resolution Of Recognition & Remembrance for Mr. Louis “Luigi” Avallone
(Commissioner Taliaferro)


11.XII.

Authorize Special Resolution for Arthur Thompson

A Resolution of Recognition on the retirement of Shreveport City Council Clerk Arthur Thompson.
(Commissioner Taliaferro)
11.XIII.

Discussion relative to multiple early voting sites in Caddo Parish

(Commissioners Gage-Watts & Epperson)
12.

COMMUNIQUES AND COMMITTEE REPORTS:

13.

CITIZENS COMMENTS (late arrivals):

Citizens who wish to address the Commission, please fill out a comment card by clicking HERE and submit to the Commission Clerk’s Office. Individual comments are limited to 3 minutes and will be read aloud during the Public Comments section of this agenda. Citizens may also address the Committee by calling the Commission Clerk’s Office at (318) 226-6596 during the Public Comments section of this agenda. 

14.

CONSENT AGENDA:

14.I.

Ordinance No. 5961 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND RE-ENACTING SECTIONS 4-61 AND 4-61.1 AND ENACTING SECTIONS 4-63, 4-64, AND 4-65, ALL OF CHAPTER FOUR OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE PARISH OF CADDO, PERTAINING TO PERMITS FOR THE SALE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE HANDLING CARDS, AND OTHERWISE PERTAINING THERETO.

(Commissioner Hopkins)
14.II.

Resolution No. 51 of 2020

A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE CADDO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR TO REQUEST AND AUTHORIZE THE LOUISIANA STATE MINERAL AND ENERGY BOARD AND THE OFFICE OF
MINERAL RESOURCES TO ACCEPT NOMINATIONS AND ADVERTISE FOR OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES, ACCEPT BIDS, AND AWARD AND EXECUTE OIL, GAS AND MINERAL LEASES ON CERTAIN MINERAL INTERESTS OWNED BY THE PARISH OF CADDO, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Districts 1 & 2)
(Natural Resources Committee)
15.

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.