Unfortunately, the Caddo Parish Commissioners didn’t approve an regulation to provide money to families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This regulation was first introduced in November by Gage-Watts and it would have given $500 to 500 eligible families.
But, unfortunately, the resolution failed after commissioners didn’t agree on what third-party agencies would administer the $250,000 to citizens affected by COVID-19.
It was a 6 to 4 vote and 7 votes were needed for it to pass.
The CPC appropriated $350,000 for emergency aid in its 2020 budget.