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Shreveport may charge more for parade viewing

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Posted: Apr 29, 2010 9:04 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: parade, viewing, reserve, public, property, Mardi Gras, Shreveport, budget

Higher rentals on viewing spots for Mardi Gras parades may help Shreveport shore up the city budget.

The Shreveport City Council's public safety committee passed a proposal that would increase the price of rented viewing locations along a parade route.

Currently, the city charges $10 to $20 each, but if the full council approves the plan, the cost will go up to $75.

That would bring in almost $28,000 to help defray the city's costs associated with the parades.

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