UPDATE: The Shreveport City Council will begin debating a proposed $18 fee for trash pickup in the city.
Mayor Adrian Perkins calls it the ‘Clean City User Fee‘.
Perkins said the money would be use to pay for trash pickup in the city, a service residents do not currently pay for.
The council meets Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m.
ORIGINAL: Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is proposing an $18 a month “Clean City User Fee”.
In an op-ed in the Shreveport Times, Perkins said the money would be use to pay for trash pickup in the city.
Perkins said the $18 isn’t a tax, but a fee for what he calls services rendered.
Shreveport resident pay a small fee for recycling, but not for trash pickup.
Bossier residents do pay a monthly fee for trash pickup.
Perkins says the money would help pay trash truck drivers and field staff a competitive wage.
Perkins says the fee would also help the city replenish its reserve funds and prevent another credit rating downgrade.