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City was right to give officers a pay raise

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The city’s leadership has been wrangling with problems attracting and retaining officers for its civil service positions for years, and the strictest competition has come from metropolitan areas that could afford more in salaries and wages.

Never mind that the standard of living is typically higher in a place like Shreveport and Monroe, where fair market rents and the costs of goods and services tend to reflect those higher wages.

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