Author Archives: Elliott Stonecipher

Elliot Stonecipher
14 Oct
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COURT RULES AGAINST CITY IN WATER-SEWER OVERBILLING SUIT

… Posted: Monday, October 14, 2019 … 1:38 P.M. COURT RULES AGAINST CITY IN WATER-SEWER OVERBILLING SUIT In a news release today from their Shreveport office, attorneys Anne Wilkes and Jerry Harper confirmed this morning’s court decision in the class ...

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11 Oct
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AS PERKINS’ BOND VOTE NEARS, UP JUMPS A POLITICAL DEVIL

… Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019 … 1:33 P.M. AS PERKINS’ BOND VOTE NEARS, UP JUMPS A POLITICAL DEVIL Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is being forced to act on a matter he had no plans to touch mere weeks before ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
09 Oct
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BUCKLE-UP: HERE’S HOW SCARY THE SHREVEPORT AUDIT TRULY IS

… Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 … 12:07 P.M. … BUCKLE-UP: HERE’S HOW SCARY THE SHREVEPORT AUDIT TRULY IS For any who may not know, the (Downtown) Rotary Club of Shreveport has proclaimed and projected the voice of our city’s ...

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30 Sep
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A NOTE: CITY OF SHREVEPORT 2018 AUDIT FINALLY HITS

Monday, September 30, 2019 … 8:05 A.M. We can expect more to be reported in coming days about the long-awaited release early this morning of the 2018 City of Shreveport Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). As I have previously explained, ...

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24 Sep
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RAYMOND CONFIRMATION BY COUNCIL AS POLICE CHIEF IS SET

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 … 10:00 A.M. If current police department acting boss Ben Raymond is not confirmed by the City Council in this afternoon’s meeting, it will be a lightning strike blow-up. If that lightning strikes, the new chief ...

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20 Sep
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CITY HALL NOW BURIED IN ANOTHER FAST-DEVELOPING SCANDAL

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2019 … 1:15 P.M. … CITY HALL NOW BURIED IN ANOTHER FAST-DEVELOPING SCANDAL Most Shreveporters who care even a bit about the spiral-down in City government are closely following the off-the-rails selection of our Police Chief. ...

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17 Sep
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HOW MAYOR PERKINS’ PROCESS FOR NEW POLICE CHIEF FELL APART

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 … 8:00 P.M. After spending the better part of the day on the phone and juggling emails, it is clear that Mayor Adrian Perkins has lost control of his own process to select a new Police ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
13 Sep
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MORE ON SHREVEPORT’S SPIRALING-DOWN FINANCES

Posted: Friday, September 13, 2019 … 12:29 P.M. … MORE ON SHREVEPORT’S SPIRALING-DOWN FINANCES Why Mayor Adrian Perkins and four-of-seven City Council members are in such a destructive rush to pass their $186,000,000 bond issue is increasingly clear … … ...

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07 Sep
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FINALLY! OLLIE TYLER’S WATER-SEWER AUDIT LIE LAID BARE

Saturday, September 7, 2019 … 2:41 P.M. No matter anything else about her mayoralty, a low point for Ollie Tyler was her loud campaign lie last year about a City Hall audit into the long and possibly illegal overcharging of ...

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03 Sep
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MAYOR ADRIAN PERKINS AND THE SAGA OF FIRE STATION 11

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 … 11:11 A.M. A few weeks ago, when the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce was accidentally outed as opposed to Mayor Adrian Perkins’ original $220,000,000 bond issue, the group specifically noted that there remain untouched such bond ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
28 Aug
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MY HOMETOWN’S CONDITION … AND THAT PERSONAL ATTACK

Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 … 10:48 A.M. … For decades, literally, I have been fortunate in knowing many people who work, or worked, in local government. Many of these public servants are now gone, but a few remain. No ...

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16 Aug
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SHREVEPORT MAYOR PERKINS ADDS BOND ISSUE INSULT TO INJURY

Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 … 9:45 AM For Shreveporters who still believe Tuesday’s City Council approval of the $186,000,000 bond issue was not corruptly rigged well in advance, consider a “community meeting” held last night at Bill Cockrell Park ...

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13 Aug
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CITY COUNCIL DOES AS ORDERED, ARRANGED, RIGGED, ETC., ETC.

It was a lot like waiting for water to boil. You know what’s going to happen, and that it will take longer than you want to spend waiting on it … … The Shreveport City Council voted late this afternoon ...

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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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