As some readers know, I’ve been criticized here recently for “preaching to the choir” … not doing anything about local corruption.
Although inaccurate, I completely understand the frustration.
In fact, I can certainly attest, there are real reasons, far beyond mere politics,
SHREVEPORT’S BAD … VERY, VERY BAD … PAST FOUR DAYS
Government is a public trust. It is therefore wholly dependent on the confidence of those who fund it. As confidence collapses, the tax base flees. Nothing undermines public confidence as certainly as wide-open corruption.
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PERKINS NOW SET TO GRAB $220,000,000 IN NOVEMBER BOND VOTE
Confirming rumors very few believed would prove true, Mayor Adrian Perkins has now given public notice that he will ask Shreveport voters to approve a massive General Obligation bond issue – likely $220,000,000 – in an election on November 16,
STUNNING SHREVEPORT FINANCE FAILURES IN NEWS REPORT TODAY
For those with access to today’s Shreveport Times, a must-read is Sara Mcneil’s report of downright scary developments in our city’s financial management.
Included among the City’s gross mismanagement, if not worse, are the following findings and developments …
… The City
TRANSCRIPT: MEMBER RESPONDS TO MY CRITICISM OF CITY COUNCIL
Thus far, two members of the Shreveport City Council have directly responded to my article two days ago in which I criticized the body’s silence about three lawsuits alleging years of business and residential overbilling for City water and sewer
WHY IS OUR CITY COUNCIL SILENT ON WATER-SEWER OVERBILLING?
Sunday, June 30, 2019 … 12:40 P.M.
After Adrian Perkins’ awful start as mayor, I wrote an article in support of a specific City Council majority which had worked to back-stop him. (SEE article link below.)
Now – this soon – my
Pt. 2: NO SURPRISE … CITY WATER-SEWER DEBACLE WORSENS
Friday, June 21, 2019 … 12:00 Noon
To recap, here are key points from Part 1 of this article, posted last Sunday:
… total funds available for expenditure by the Shreveport Department of Water and Sewerage (DOWAS) more than doubled in the
CITY WATER-SEWER DEPARTMENT SITS ATOP MONEY MOUNTAIN
Sunday, June 16, 2019 … 3:31 P.M.
Regardless that a considerable number of Shreveport city officials are busily denying it, our city’s water and sewer operation is awash in our money … increasingly so over the past five-plus years.
In fact, the
JUDGE RULES AGAINST CITY FOR OVER-BILLING BUSINESSES
Caddo District Judge Michael Pitman has ruled in favor of Shreveport businesses overcharged for services from the City of Shreveport Water & Sewerage.
The lawsuit on which Pitman ruled was filed on August 6, 2018, by attorneys Jerald “Jerry” Harper and
U. S. ATTORNEY / F.B.I. ... CADDO-SHREVEPORT’S LAST BEST CHANCE
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 … 2:45 P.M.
Trusted sources tell me the Caddo Parish Commission is set to give 48,000,000 taxpayer dollars to some highly suspect local pols and pals. They would have us believe they will then “develop” the Cross