Flurry floats compromise to City’s ‘clean user fee’ proposal

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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.”

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