Shreveport residents were at Tuesday's City Council meeting to sound-off about the dismal state of city streets.
"We have a lot of sink holes over there in that close to the red river," one resident explained..
"I wouldn't think that you would ask for another bond issue and not already have something a game plan to do the streets," another resident said.
Nearly a year after the $175 million bond issue approved last April Shreveport City Council members are ready to make strides in how to spend the money.
"I simply ask that we post pone this and lets take it up in the infrastructure committee," Councilman Michael Corbin said.
City Councilman Sam Jenkins presented a proposal that would use $21 million toward street projects.
Several councilmembers, like Corbin, wanted to hold off, but in a 5-2 vote, $11 million was approved.
"I don't want to wait that long because by the time we do that we're going to be over a year before we do anything," Councilman Ron Webb said.
"Our students that walk to Lanier (Middle School)," said Councilwoman Rose Wilson-McCulloch. She said Lanier students use Hersey D. Wilson St. to get to school.
That was just one of many reasons residents are pleased with the Council's decision to move forward and begin tackling a backlog of problems.
"The infrastructure and the people have been angry for a long time so maybe this council and this mayor are catching on that we as citizens want our streets fixed," resident Linus Mays said.