SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A move to provide money for families in Caddo Parish impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic met a dead end Thursday.
And resolution introduced in November by Caddo Parish Commissioner Stormy Gage-Watts would have given $500 to 500 eligible families, drawing on $350,000 appropriated in the 2020 budget for emergency aid.
But the resolution failed to pass by a vote of six to four Thursday after commissioners couldn’t agree on what third-party agencies would administer the distribution of the money. Seven votes were needed in order for it to pass.
After Thursday’s vote, Commissioner Gage-Watts told KTAL/KMSS she is going to continue pushing for assistance for Caddo residents.