BOSSIER City, La. – Deserted and dilapidated buildings are a challenge in many elements of the ArkLaTex.

But, a Bossier Metropolis Councilman-elect wants to tackle that difficulty when he receives into office environment.

Chris Smith will be the new at-significant member of the Bossier Metropolis Council in July.

He wants to make improvements to upon individuals all as well acquainted scenes that arrive with abandoned items of residence. They’re not really hard to locate, run down, damaged down eye sores that usually are not fantastic for anybody. He also has some plans pertaining to vacant land.

“Just one issue I did marketing campaign on was performing with personal homeowners who very own some of these dilapidated structures that are deserted and falling down,” Smith said. “I would love to see a partnership with the city and those people entrepreneurs to variety of deliver individuals properties back to daily life. Possibly use focused tax incentives to get business owners and new corporations to want to use current structures that are now listed here.”

He also has some views on vacant land that can be improved.

“I assume that we have a ton of land that is vacant. Now, most of it is privately owned, but the city owns 30 acres that, it could do a little something if the personal developer who owns the majority of the land will not want to do anything, the city does have 30 acres that it could get into a partnership job with,” Smith reported.

Smith narrowly defeat out Tim Larkin in March for the at-big seat.