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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 
Notice Posted:  1/25/2021          2:00 PM   
               

Public Notice: Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Shreveport shall hold its Administrative Conference and Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. The combined meeting will be held via video/telephone conference. This meeting will be available for viewing on https://www.shreveportla.gov/2357/View-CityCouncil-Meetings and on the City of Shreveport’s Facebook page (via Facebook Live).

Public comments may be submitted by visiting https://www.shreveportla.gov/FormCenter/CityCouncil-Forms-30/Citizen-Request-to-Speak-135 to submit a request to speak form and to attach a written comment via the upload button. Written public comments submitted before 2:00 P.M. on January 26,  2021 will be read aloud during the public comment period of the meeting.  Written public comments shall be limited to three (3) minutes of read time.

Citizens may also address the Council VIA ZOOM during the Public Comments section of this agenda.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98261102201?pwd=endXYnd0RytxSVlJWmtUT3dTTUczUT09 
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CERTIFICATE OF TELECONFERENCE AND/OR VIDEO CONFERENCE OF THE SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL ADMINISTRATIVE AND  REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF JANUARY 26, 2021 IN ACCORDANCE WITH R.S. 42:17.1

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a statewide Public Health emergency, inclusive of Caddo Parish, in Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020; 
WHEREAS, the Governor, has further extended that declaration via Proclamations Number 6 JBE 2021 and Number 7 JBE 2021; and 
WHEREAS, R.S. 42:17.1 allows members of political subdivisions to participate in its meetings electronically under certain limited circumstances. 
THEREFORE, in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 42:17.1, the Chairman of the Shreveport City Council hereby certifies that this meeting is to address matters that are: 
(a) Matters that are directly related to the public body's response to the disaster or emergency and are critical to the health, safety, or welfare of the public.
(b) Matters that if they are delayed will cause curtailment of vital public services or severe economic dislocation and hardship.
(c) Matters that are critical to continuation of the business of the public body and that are not able to be postponed to a meeting held in accordance with the other provisions of this Chapter due to a legal requirement or other deadline that cannot be postponed or delayed by the public body.
(d) Other matters that are critical or time-sensitive and that in the determination of the presiding officer should not be delayed; however, such matters shall not be considered at the meeting unless the members of the body present at the meeting approve the consideration of the matters by a two-thirds vote.*

//s// James Flurry, Chairman
Shreveport City Council
Date: January 25, 2021

* Consideration of matters under Paragraph (d) will initially require a two-thirds vote of those members present. (This does not affect the vote necessary for adoption or any motion)



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ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE
AND
CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA
January 26, 2021
1.

Call to order

2.

Invocation

3.

Roll call

4.

Approval of Minutes: Administrative Conference and City Council Meeting

                    January 12, 2021
5.

Awards and Recognitions of Distinguished Guests, Communications of the Mayor relative to city business, and Required Reports

A.

Awards and recognition of distinguished guests by City Council members, not to exceed fifteen minutes

B.

Awards and recognition of distinguished guests by the Mayor, not to exceed fifteen minutes

C.

Communications of the Mayor relative to city business other than awards and recognition of distinguished guests

D.

Reports:

Property Standards Report (Resolution 7 of 2003)
Revenue Collection Plan & Implementation Report (Resolution 114 of 2009)
Surety Bond Forfeitures Report (Resolution 238 of 2010)
Master Plan Committee Report (Resolution 132 of 2012)
Budget to Actual Financial Report (Resolution 183 of 2017) 
6.

Public Hearing: None

7.

Adding Items to the Agenda, Public Comments, Confirmations and Appointments

A.

Adding legislation to the agenda (regular meeting only) and public comments on motions to add items to the agenda

B.

Public Comments (In accordance with Section 1.11 of the Rules of Procedure) (Public Comments on any matter of public concern regardless of whether the item is on the agenda)

C.

Confirmation and Appointments:

Shreveport Memorial Library Board
Josephine Wade
8.

Consent Agenda Legislation

A.

To Introduce Routine Ordinances and Resolutions

 

Resolutions: None

 

Ordinances: None

B.

To Adopt Ordinances and Resolutions

 

Resolutions: None

 

Ordinances: None

9.

Regular Agenda Legislation

A.

Resolutions on Second Reading and Final Passage or Which will require Only One Reading

 

RES 6

Authorizing a request to be made to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana State Mineral and Energy Board, to seek public bids for an oil, gas and mineral lease involving the property located in Districts A, F and G and  described herein and to execute the lease for certain mineral interests owned by the City of Shreveport; and to authorize the mayor to execute any and all documents related to the intent of this Resolution; and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.

 

RES 7

Ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Shreveport, State of Louisiana, to authorize the incurring of debt and issuance of bonds therein; making application to the State Bond Commission and providing for other matters in connection therewith. 
 

RES 8

Accepting a donation valued at $13,000.00 from the simplechurch.tv to the Shreveport Fire Department and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

RES 9

Authorizing the Mayor to accept a monetary donation of $200,000 from the American Electric Power Foundation to the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, to be utilized by the Information Technology Department for the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

RES 10

Accepting a donation from the Shreveport Opera, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Fuller)
 

RES 11

Encouraging the City to utilize zero-based budgeting in preparation of the 2022 budget, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. Amendment No. 1 (C/Nickelson) 
 

RES 12

To approve the permit to demolish the structure located at 1123 Texas Avenue in accordance with Section 22-3 of the Code of Ordinances and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Fuller)
B.

Introduction of Resolutions (Not to be adopted prior to February 9, 2021)

 

RES 13

Authorizing acceptance of a grant from the National Recreation and Parks Association and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.    
 

RES 14

Authorizing the mayor to execute an agreement between the City of Shreveport and Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
C.

Introduction of Ordinances (Not to be adopted prior to February 9, 2021)

 

ORD 4

Amending the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 5

Amending the 2021 Capital Projects Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. 
 

ORD 6

Amending the 2021 Capital Projects Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto.
 

ORD 7

Amending the 2021 Airport Enterprise Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 8

Amending the 2021 Community Development Special Revenue Fund Budget and to Otherwise Provide with Respect Thereto
 

ORD 9

Amending the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, 2021 Capital Projects Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 10

Amending the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, 2021 Streets Special Revenue Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized herein and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.

 

ORD 11

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 
 

ORD 12

Closing and abandoning two portions of the Coltrane Way Dedication in the Domino Commercial Subdivision, in Sections 8, 9, & 17 (T16N-14W), and to otherwise provide with respect thereto


 

ORD 13

To annex property in Sections 21 & 22 (T16N-R13W), Caddo Parish, Louisiana, into the City Limits of the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 14

To annex property in Section 21 (T16N-R13W), Caddo Parish, Louisiana, into the City Limits of the City of Shreveport and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 15

To amend Chapter 2 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to City property and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (C/Nickelson)
 

ORD 16

To amend and reenact Section 3.01 of Ordinance No. 96 of 1980 relative to exemptions and exclusions from sales and use taxes in order to exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products for individual and personal use and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (A/Taylor, B/Fuller)
 

ORD 17

To amend various articles and sections in the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 18

To amend various articles and sections in the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code, relative to historic preservation, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 20

Zoning Case No. 20-124-C:An Ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City Of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located at the northeast corner of Captain Shreve Drive and East Preston Street, Shreveport, Caddo Parish from C-2 Corridor Commercial Zoning District to C-2 (SPUD) Corridor Commercial Zoning District Small Planned Unit Development and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson)
 

ORD 21

Zoning Case No. 20-158-C: An Ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City Of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located on the west side of Elm Street, approximately one hundred twenty feet south of E Washington Street, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA., from R-2, Multi-Family Residential District to C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (B/Fuller)
 

ORD 22

Zoning Case No. 20-174-C: An Ordinance to amend the official zoning map of the City Of Shreveport Unified Development Code, by rezoning property located on the southwest corner of Youree Drive and Stratford Avenue, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, LA., from C-UC Urban Corridor Zoning District to C-UC (SPUD) Urban Corridor Zoning District Small Planned Unit Development and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson)
D.

Ordinances on Second Reading and Final Passage (Numbers are assigned Ordinance Numbers)

 

ORD 197

An ordinance to amend various articles and sections in the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code, relative to special exception uses, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. Amendment No. 1 
 

ORD 1

To revise Chapter 34, Article II, Division 3 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances, relative to provisions for flood hazard reduction and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 2

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget, appropriating the funds authorized therein, and otherwise providing with respect thereto
 

ORD 3

Amending the 2021 Community Development Special Revenue Fund Budget and to Otherwise Provide with Respect Thereto.

10.

Tabled Legislation

A.

Ordinances/Resolutions:

 

Ord 104

Amending Chapter 78, Article II, Division 3 of the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Code of Ordinances relative to poles and wires and to otherwise provide with respect thereto (C/Nickelson) (Tabled on October 27, 2020)

11.

Appeals

A.

Property Standards Appeals: NONE

B.

Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance Appeals: NONE

C.

Metropolitan Planning Commission and ZBA Appeals: NONE

D.

Other Appeals

 

SOB Appeals: None

 

Taxi Appeals: None

12.

Reports from officers, boards, and committees

13.

Clerk's Report:

 The following letter of appointment was received from the Mayor’s office on January 21, 2021  and is subject for confirmation on February 9, 2021)
Environmental Service Division Manager Edith Walton
14.

Additional Communications

A.  Additional Communications from the Mayor
B.  Additional Communications from Council Members
15.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: NONE


16.

Adjournment

 
_________________________________
James Flurry, Chairman 

________________________________________
Danielle A. Farr-Ewing, Clerk of Council