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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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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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30 Jun
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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 ...

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21 Jun
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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 ...

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16 Jun
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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 ...

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