Minden Press-Herald

Sep 23rd

Downsizing studied

The first steps toward reducing the size of the Webster Parish Police Jury were discussed Thursday at a public informal committee meeting chaired by District 3 juror Daniel Thomas.

Present at the meeting were Thomas, District 1 juror Bruce Blanton, District 4 juror Randy Thomas, District 8 juror Charles Odom, WPPJ Secretary/Treasurer Ronda Carnahan and WPPJ attorney and Assistant District Attorney Patrick Jackson.

“When the police jury was divided into 12 districts, the jurors did not have the means of travel or the means of communication that we have today,” Daniel Thomas said. “We have basically gone from the ‘horse-and-buggy’ days to automobiles, telephones, cell phones, texts, Internet, etc.

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