CADDO PARISH COMMISSION
505 TRAVIS STREET, GOVERNMENT PLAZA
PUBLIC NOTICE
SPECIAL SESSION AGENDA
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August 18, 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.

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, or they may fill out a comment card located in the Chamber foyer and return to the President of 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
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5.

OLD BUSINESS:

 

5.I.

Introduce 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)
5.II.

Introduce 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)


5.III.

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)
5.IV.

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)
5.V.

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.
(Commissioner Epperson)
5.VI.

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)


5.VII.

Special Proclamation Abduhl Temple #94 Charter Day

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

(Commissioner Gage-Watts)
5.VIII.

Special Resolution for Arthur Thompson

A Resolution of Recognition on the retirement of Shreveport City Council Clerk Arthur Thompson.

(Commissioner Taliaferro)
5.IX.

Special Resolution for Louis Avallone

Resolution Of Recognition & Remembrance for Mr. Louis “Luigi” Avallone

(Commissioner Taliaferro)


6.

NEW BUSINESS:

6.I.

Introduce Ordinance No. 5972 of 2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CADDO PARISH PERSONNEL POLICY TO REQUIRE THAT ALL PARISH EMPLOYEES HIRED, APPOINTED OR PROMOTED TO PARISH ADMINISTRATOR/CEO, ASSISTANT PARISH ADMINISTRATOR, DEPPARTMENT HEAD, ASSISTANT EPARTMENT HEAD, PARISH ATTORNEY, ASSISTANT PARISH ATTORNEY AND COMMISSION CLERK MUST BE RESIDENTS OF CADDO PARISH, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Lyndon B. Johnson)
6.II.

Resolution No. 66 of 2020

A RESOLUTION URGING AND REQUESTING GOVERNOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS TO RESCIND HIS ORDER CLOSING BARS, AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Chavez)
6.III.

Resolution No. 67 of 2020

REQUESTING THE SECRETARY OF STATE TO AUTHORIZE ADDING THREE ADDITIONAL EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT CADDO PARISH AND OTHERWISE PROVIDING WITH RESPECT THERETO

(Commissioner Epperson)
6.IV.

Confirmation of Caddo Parish Public Works Department

To confirm appointment of Mr. Tim Weaver as Director of Public Works

(Administration)
6.V.

Adopt Regular Session Minutes

Adopt Regular Session Minutes from July 9, 2020 and August 6, 2020. 
6.VI.

Adopt Special Session Minutes

Adopt Special Session Minutes from July 14, 2020, July 21, 2020, August 3, 2020, and August 6, 2020. 
6.VII.

Ratify Work Session Minutes

Ratify Work Session Minutes from August 3, 2020.
7.

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.