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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Mayor Rick Allen named Vice-Chairman of the SAVE Task Force

Mayor Rick Allen

The Solutions to Achieve Viability and Efficiency (SAVE) Task Force was created after the approval of Louisiana Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 43 in the 2023 session and will focus on developing solutions to assist distressed Louisiana municipalities, many of whom are, due to a variety of reasons, currently facing financial doom. For some communities, this could mean the dissolution of their status as a municipality. 

Members of the task force represent a broad spectrum of Louisiana administrators, consisting of elected officials, lawmakers and representatives from various state offices and associations. They have been directed to study the issues and submit their written recommendations, including any specific proposals for legislation, to the legislature no later than September 6, 2024.

At their first meeting on August 29, 2023, Leesville Mayor Rick Allen, currently serving as the 1st Vice-President of the Louisiana Municipal Association, was chosen as Vice-Chairman of the committee. 

Learn more about SCR-43 at LA SCR43 | 2023 | Regular Session | LegiScan.

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