Tags: "City of Shreveport"

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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06 Jan
0

The Short Line Food Station re-opens for business

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Short Line Food Station in downtown Shreveport is finally open for business again nearly three months after it was shut down by the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). Owner Greg Solomon said he has invested approximately $30,000 in ...

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11 Dec
0

Grey area in legal representation of public bodies

SHREVEPORT, La. — The legality of private attorneys handling public records has been called into question following the City of Shreveport’s water under-billing scandal. A local law firm, Abrams & Lafargue, was hired as outside counsel to represent the City in its ...

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08 Dec
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Secrecy shrouds $1M public haul for local attorneys

SHREVEPORT, La. — The local law firm Abrams & Lafargue is cashing in on almost $1 million for its legal representation of only two public bodies in our area. They represent the City of Shreveport and the Caddo Parish School Board ...

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06 Dec
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Public records show Abrams & Lafargue on track to make more than $1M in public funds

SHREVEPORT, La. — The City of Shreveport has hired outside attorneys Reginald Abrams and Julie Lafargue of the local firm Abrams & Lafargue to represent it against Sand Beach Properties, LLC following the recent water under-billing scandal. Abrams & Lafargue ...

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17 Nov
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Water and sewer rate increases, garbage fees and more

SHREVEPORT, La. – Next week Shreveport residents will see whether the City Council will vote to tack on another $9 million or so in fees on top of nearly a half-billion dollars already allocated to the City for infrastructure repairs. ...

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14 Nov
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ADDENDUM to Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

Last Friday afternoon, I wrote and posted Part 2 of our series on the stunning collapse of basic governance, and adherence to the Rule of Law, at Shreveport City Hall by Mayor Ollie Tyler and others. In that article, I ...

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11 Nov
0

Pt. 2: Dumbfounding Developments in Shreveport City Hall Meltdown

November 11, 2016 This all began as a tale of embarrassing and expensive-to-taxpayers incompetence at Shreveport City Hall, then quickly worsened as underlying public corruption surfaced. Now, almost unimaginably, the full-blown scandal features a city administration which has somehow managed ...

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