Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sara Herrington invites you to the Metropolitan Planning Commission's public meeting in downtown Shreveport Wed, May 21, 5:30 pm
Herrington is one of the nine members of the Planning Commission. Also involved are a seven-person MPC staff and the 12-person Caddo Parish Commission. See all those names and phone numbers at the www.csi.shreveport.la.us site.
If you are like the A Better Shreveport coalition and the artists I know and appreciate, it is to your advantage to be there. For a long time such planning has been guided by the pressures brought to bear by vested interest parties such as real estate investors. Today, we can try to head off such distortions by being visible.
Kathryn Usher sent this message yesterday: "I have a friend who lives in Highland. She is a new resident of SB Land with "dual" residency in Shreveport and Austin. She came up with this slogan tonight: 'Shreveport - Affordable Austin.'"
That slogan, brilliant - if over the top, is what will drive my participation.
If you cannot make this meeting, go on record by writing a letter. If you're emailing, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org