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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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14 Aug
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MORE OF THE STORY: COUNCILMAN FLURRY’S BOND ISSUE VOTE

Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 … 11:16 A.M. The critically important back-story on yesterday’s Shreveport City Council meeting concerns the vote of Councilman James Flurry in favor of Mayor Adrian Perkins’ $186,000,000 bond issue. The Councilman’s vote gave Perkins precisely ...

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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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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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