The Shreveport City Council held a study session Monday and one of the hot topics was whether to override Mayor Cedric Glover's veto to a dog park agreement. We contacted council members and found that five plan on voting to override the veto, which would be enough.
"As of right now, I believe the votes are there to override the veto," said Council Chairman Sam Jenkins. "We had a unanimous vote on it and I'm not aware of anyone who has changed their mind."
The council members who told us they would vote in favor of overriding the veto include Sam Jenkins, Jeff Everson, Oliver Jenkins, Michael Corbin, and Ron Webb.
Joe Shyne and Rose Wilson-McCulloch did not return our call or email.
agreement fell into the mayor's hands, the council voted unanimously in favor
of signing it. The agreement allows the city to use $280,000 from the Red River
Waterway Commisssion to build a dog park in Hamel Memorial Park.
According to Cynthia Keith, Director of the Shreveport Dog Park Alliance, part of the dog park plans call for two fenced-in areas for large and small dogs, a double-gated entreance, a water source, and a rod-iron fence to circle the fenced-in areas.
The council will vote Tuesday during their regular meeting at 3 p.m. at Government Plaza. Five is the minimum needed for an override.