Downtown residents, employees, business and property owners, developers, and folks who just love downtown are invited to an important meeting on Monday, June 14 at artspace, 708 Texas St., 5:30-7:30 pm. The City of Shreveport has been hosting these Listening Sessions in City Council districts around Shreveport to share information abut a non-recurring $48.6m federal lagniappe from the American Rescue Act.

The money will be coming to the city to help offset expenses from the ongoing Covid pandemic, but the city has some leeway in how to allocate the cash. Mayor Adrian Perkins is asking citizens to consider four categories: Infrastructure, economic development, technology and public safety, when making suggestions. It is important to remember that one-time dollars should not be spent on recurring expenses, such as salaries, but on important one-time initiatives that can provide return into the future.

Come prepared to listen and make suggestions, all the city’s department heads will be in attendance. #LoveShreveport by participating in this important event!

Artspace is located at 708 Texas Street. Remember that all on-street parking is free after 5 pm, and the two First United Methodist Church lots at the head of Texas Street at Common will also be open for free parking.