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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING 
Notice Posted:  2/22/2021          3:00 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, February 23, 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 February 23, 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. Citizens must enter their first and last name prior to joining the meeting to ensure prompt access. Citizens will be held in the waiting room until admitted by the meeting host.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95453916922?pwd=MXYxS0FMdjNOWjJtaFUxOGFwRlRRZz09
Meeting ID: 954 5391 6922
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CERTIFICATE OF TELECONFERENCE AND/OR VIDEO CONFERENCE OF THE SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING ON FEBRUARY 23, 2021 IN ACCORDANCE WITH R.S. 42:17.1

WHEREAS, the Governor of the State of Louisiana has declared a state of emergency related to weather, in Proclamation Number 20 JBE 2021; and
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; and
WHEREAS, the Governor, has further extended that declaration via Proclamations Number 17 JBE 2021 and Number 18 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: February 22, 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
February 23, 2021
1.

Call to order

2.

Invocation

3.

Roll call

4.

Approval of Minutes: Administrative Conference and City Council Meeting

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

Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board
Montrell Whitaker

Human Resources Personnel Board
 
Alvin Moore    
Marcia Bonanno 


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 11

Encouraging the City to utilize zero-based budgeting in preparation of the 2022 budget, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto. (C/Nickelson)
 

RES 18

Authorizing the Mayor to sign certain documents to sell to the State of Louisiana certain city owned property for road right-of-way, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.


 

RES 20

Declaring certain City of Shreveport, Louisiana, supplies, materials and equipment, specifically vehicles, to be surplus and to authorize the Purchasing Agent, or her designee, to sell and dispose of said surplus property by public auction and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
Documents:
  1. Resolution.pdf
 

RES 21

Accepting the public dedication of Crossvine Lane right-of-way in Provenance Phase II - Unit K and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (D/Boucher)
 

RES 22

Accepting the public dedication of Humble Street  and Favour Court rights-of-way in Madeline’s Cove and otherwise providing with respect thereto. (E/Flurry)
B.

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

NONE. 
C.

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

 

ORD 27

Amending the 2021 Capital Improvements Budget and otherwise providing with respect thereto (SporTran)
 

ORD 31

Amending the 2021 Capital Projects Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
D.

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

 

ORD 2

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

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 23

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

ORD 24

Amending the 2021 Community Development Special Revenue Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto
 

ORD 25

Amending the 2021 General Fund Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto Amendment No. 1
 

ORD 26

Amending the 2021 Riverfront-Development Special Revenue Funds Budget and to otherwise provide with respect thereto Amendment No. 1
 

ORD 28

Authorizing the Mayor, to sell, to Caddo Parish Communications District Number One, a Political Subdivision of the State, surplus City-owned immovable property (i.e. real property) and all improvements thereon located at 2890 Southland Park Drive, Shreveport, Louisiana, 71118, commonly referred to as the former Fire Station 17, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

ORD 29

To amend the Metropolitan Planning Commission’s fee schedule for the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, Unified Development Code relative to fees for the Special Exception Use, and to otherwise provide with respect thereto.
 

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)
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: None

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