Metro Council looking at traffic vs. crime


POSTED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 3:28pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 4:11pm

BATON ROUGE,La (WVLA) - The recent rash of shootings has forced some members of the Metro Council to rethink where the city is spending money.

$900,000 is set aside to turn St Louis and St Ferdinand Streets into two-lane roads.

Now - Councilman Mike Walker wants to take that money to help fight crime. Walker, along with several council members want to give $700,000 to the Police Department to step up patrols - and $200,000 to the District Attorney's Office.

Those opposed to the move say two-lane roads downtown would build up the area and also keep the criminals out. The council will take about the $900,000 dollars Wednesday. Even if the Council approves the move there could be a roadblock ahead. Mayor Kip Holden has to approve moving the money. We tried to get a comment - he was unavailable.

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