Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

11 Aug
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WILL PERKINS JAM THIS $220,000,000 BOND ISSUE THROUGH? HOW?

Sunday, August 11, 2019 … 2:30 P.M. The Shreveport City Council will meet tomorrow and Tuesday to approve, or not, sending Mayor Adrian Perkins’ stupefying $220,000,000 bond issue to a November election ballot. Aside from the fact that Perkins (and ...

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07 Aug
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ONE WEEK OUT: SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE MESS GETTING MESSIER?

Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2019 … 11:12 A.M. … ONE WEEK OUT: SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE MESS GETTING MESSIER? Neophyte Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is certainly finding out that his military bearing is anything but appreciated by most City Council members. ...

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02 Aug
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CONFIRMED: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE A “NO” ON THIS BOND ISSUE

Given its routine position of sponsoring property and many other taxes in Shreveport, confirmation that the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce has not automatically green-lighted Mayor Adrian Perkin’s unthinkable property tax whopper is a big deal. Days of buzz formally ended ...

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30 Jul
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SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE: UNTHINKABLY WRONG

In only two weeks, Shreveport City Council members must vote to approve, or not, Mayor Adrian Perkins’ mind-blowing $220,000,000 bond issue. Doing so is, of course, the political equivalent of walking the plank for our stunningly ill-prepared chief executive. The ...

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26 Jul
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YET ANOTHER WARNING OF CITY HALL FINANCIAL DANGERS

Finally. I had just about decided we who care were hopelessly outnumbered. I don’t know if it matters more to me that KTBS News aired the subject report, or that it turned to local accounting firm Heard, McElroy & Vestal ...

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23 Jul
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AS TOXIC CITY HALL BOND ISSUE BEARS DOWN, WE REMEMBER …

On August 13st, the Shreveport City Council is scheduled to approve (or not) the $220,000,000 bond issue our mayor and invisible “leaders” want to see passed in a November election. Rigging by Mayor Perkins includes arranging for the public vote ...

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17 Jul
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A PERSONAL MESSAGE ABOUT THIS (MY) WORK

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 ...

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10 Jul
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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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06 Jul
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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, ...

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06 Jul
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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 … … ...

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02 Jul
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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 ...

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10 Jun
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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 ...

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05 Jun
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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 ...

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29 May
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CROSS BAYOU DEVELOPMENT:  SHREVEPORT / CADDO’S UNDEAD

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 … 2:28 P.M. Life after death … after death … after death …   It was decades ago when I first heard some phonily glowing description attached to Cross Bayou “development.”  Mercifully, each such episode was ...

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25 May
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ANOTHER U.S. ATTORNEY INDICTMENT, KIDS FOOD PROGRAM THEFT

Saturday, May 25, 2019 … 9:52 A.M. Myrna Quarles of Cotton Valley has been indicted by U. S. Attorney David Joseph for a million-dollar-plus heist of taxpayer money funding the feeding of low-income children. Working with Joseph and others in ...

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