The Slidell City Council has decided to allocate $10 million of bonds approved by voters in October toward street repairs in hopes that the federal government will give the city $16 million that it can use for flood protection projects.

Voters approved the 20-year general obligation bonds to finance street and drainage projects in the New Orleans suburb. The council voted last week to devote all of the bond proceeds to the street projects, with the federal funds allocated to drainage improvements.

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