On Monday during the Work Session of the Caddo Parish Commission, six Commissioners made a bold statement by protesting Commissioner Mike Middleton’s Resolution that would have suspended funding for all Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Caddo Parish. Commissioners Jerald Bowman, Lynn Cawthorne, Jackson, Louis Johnson, Lyndon Johnson, and Stormy Gage-Watts (president), all Democrats, left after considering all other matters before the commission. Left on the agenda was
Caddo Parish Commissioner Steven Jackson is among 44 people from all over the world selected to be a 2018 Next City's Vanguard fellows. Vanguard is an annual experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest, working to improve cities across sectors such as urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media. Next City and the New Orleans Business Alliance recently announced the class of 2
If a resident living in the Cooper Road, Allendale, North Highlands, Eden Garden, and Lakeside neighborhood had a new year’s resolution of creating financial stability in 2018, they would have to travel at least 10 minutes just to open a checking/saving account. While one with the means to do so may think the 10 minute drive, walk, bus or taxi ride isn’t that cumbersome, the absence and downsizing of traditional financial services says a lot about the current state of access
Caddo, La- The Caddo Parish Commission officially adopted the Parish of Caddo’s 2018 Annual Operating and Capital Improvement Budget at the Commission’s 2018 budget meeting on December 5. The $76,520,621 operating budget addresses the Parish’s most urgent operational needs, capital improvement initiatives, support of Parish agencies, economic development and social programs.
“The annual Parish budget represents one of the most important policy documents that the Commission