Tags: "Jerry Bowman"

24 Apr
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SOME SHREVEPORT COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE OUR SAFETY NET

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 … 7:27 P.M. At first glance, it seems like no big deal. In its regular meeting yesterday, the Shreveport City Council rejected Mayor Adrian Perkins’ request that $40,000 in Riverfront Development money be spent on his ...

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12 Mar
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SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL (AGAIN) PUNTS ON GARBAGE TAX

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 … 8:30 P.M. Without doubt, the greatest public interest in today’s Shreveport City Council meeting was whether or not taxpayers would have (yet another) local tax burden to bear. Specifically, a $7.00 monthly charge for garbage ...

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26 Feb
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THE GOOD, BAD AND UGLY … SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 … 7:55 P.M. When the smoke cleared, and the typical hooey slinging ended, today’s Shreveport City Council meeting had taken three-and-a-half hours. It was, yes, painful to watch … but with a couple of pleasant surprises ...

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12 Feb
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CITY COUNCIL VOTE: IT IN NO WAY KILLS PERKINS GARBAGE TAX

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 … 9:45 P.M. Technically – but not really – the Shreveport City Council voted 6-1 today against the garbage tax proposed almost a month ago by Mayor Adrian Perkins. By the time the votes were finally ...

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26 Jan
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REPORT: NOTABLE / QUESTIONABLE PERKINS CAMPAIGN PAYMENTS

Saturday, January 26, 2019 … 1:53 P.M. On Thursday, January 24, 2019, Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins filed his “40-G” – forty days after the general election – Campaign Finance Report with the Louisiana Ethics Administration. Perkins filed his report late, ...

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04 Apr
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MORE BOOSTING OF CROSS BAYOU POINT REPORTED

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 … 10:54 P.M. There is more news tonight – just four days after my most recent article on this subject – about the supposed / imagined / dreaded Cross Bayou development just north of downtown Shreveport. ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
03 Jan
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NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV

NEW REPORTS FROM KTBS-TV: SHON GABLES: The Notable Back-Story on Shreveport City Councilman Jerry Bowman … AND JEFF BEIMFOHR: The Sadly Inept Louisiana “Ethics Administration” …. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 … 9:08 A.M. …. In her new – and again ...

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27 Dec
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Shreveport City Council elects new officers

SHREVEPORT, La. – The Shreveport City Council elected new officers for 2017 during its last regular session meeting of the year this evening. As the end of the three hour-long meeting neared, District E councilman James Flurry was voted in as ...

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14 Dec
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2017 City budget passes, MPC likened to IRS

SHREVEPORT, La. — The Shreveport City Council approved the 2017 budget Tuesday night in a meeting that lasted five hours and consisted of many reconsiderations to re-vote on certain amendments to budget ordinances. Councilman James Flurry’s proposed amendment to reduce the Metropolitan ...

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23 Nov
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Garbage collection fee dead, talks to resume in 2017

SHREVEPORT, La. –The Shreveport City Council removed the garbage fee from the proposed 2017 budget Tuesday evening by a vote of four to one. During the public hearing segment of the regular session meeting, several people spoke out against the ...

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11 Nov
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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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