Shreveport, we have a trash problem.
“I asked nearly 300 people about the trash fee,” said councilman James Flurry, who was host of a town hall meeting at Safety Town USA on Friday evening. “
“Two-hundred and ninety-nine of those 300 said ‘no way’,” Flurry said.
More than 50 people were at the meeting and proposed their ideas why they would – or would not – pay the proposed new clean city user fee.
One resident remarked, “We want, right now before a $5, or an $18 fee…for y’all to go through that budget and tell the new mayor… before you do this… go do your due diligence.”
But Flurry has a new solution.
Residents will pay $5 a month to boost the city’s revenue by $3.9 million. Still, at the next City Council meeting on Tuesday, the Council will have to decide all options.
“We don’t need to make a huge leap,” Flurry said. “We need to make steps. The ($5) cost won’t hurt the constituents. The $18 will kill them.”