Tags: "trash tax"

26 Mar
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CITY COUNCIL PASSES GARBAGE TAX … WITH MORE TO COME!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 … 7:50 P.M. With all the surprise of tomorrow morning’s sunrise, the Shreveport City Council tonight approved yet another tax on its ever-dwindling population of taxpayers. This time it was a $7-a-month garbage collection add-on, a ...

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23 Mar
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GARBAGE TAX?! GEEZ, WHAT ABOUT OUR SKY-HIGH PROPERTY TAX!!

Saturday, March 23, 2019 … 4:38 P.M. As things now stand, the Shreveport City Council will try again at next Tuesday’s meeting to finally approve – or not, we hope – Mayor Adrian Perkins’ garbage tax. Supposedly, the vote will ...

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20 Mar
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STUDY: SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER HOUSING IS “LEAST AFFORDABLE”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 … 7:00 P.M. Here’s the good news: the cities in our Central Time Zone have the most-affordable housing in America. Here’s the bad news: housing in Shreveport-Bossier is the least-affordable in our region. So says the ...

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08 Mar
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5 REASONS OUR CITY COUNCIL SHOULD DUMP GARBAGE TAX

Friday, March 8, 2019 … 9:41 A.M. As I write, Shreveporters expect our City Council to soon vote on a whittled-down version of Mayor Adrian Perkins’ tax hike attempt – he studiously calls it a “fee” – for garbage collection. ...

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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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21 Feb
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PERKINS CANNOT FORCE CITY COUNCIL TO TAX US

Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 … 5:50 P.M. It is, after all, no surprise. Given his total absence during Shreveport’s past fifteen-year swoon, plus the tax-and-spend religion of his political party and his sponsors, what we see is what we ...

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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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12 Feb
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BRIEF: CITY COUNCIL VOTE TODAY … NOTES ABOUT YESTERDAY

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 … 10:38 A.M. As most readers know, the Shreveport City Council will meet this afternoon, supposedly including a vote on Mayor Perkins’ tax increase for garbage collection, AND a supposed / alleged / “promised” hike in ...

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08 Feb
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WHY PERKINS’ GARBAGE FEE PLAN MUST GO IN THE GARBAGE

Posted: Friday, February 8, 2019 … 11:28 AM The list of reasons Shreveport City Council members should scrap Mayor Perkins’ so-called “Clean City User Fee” grows longer by the day. Why? Because our mayor proposes it in (very) bad faith. ...

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22 Jan
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PERKINS GARBAGE PLAN SKIPS VOTER APPROVAL OF TAX HIKE

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 … 9:13 A.M. No, and sadly, the honest among us in Shreveport are in no way surprised. What fledgling Mayor Adrian Perkins is now set to do, before he even knows his way around City Hall, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Nov
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Yesterday’s City Hall Meeting, and My Thanksgiving Prayers

November 23, 2016  When Thanksgiving breaks tomorrow, I will awake to the organized chaos of this wonderful, and to me meaningful, American observance.  I will be blessed to share it with many whose love I most treasure, including those who cannot ...

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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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Elliot Stonecipher
21 Nov
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Update: Trash Tax

Monday, November 21, 2016 … 6:31 PM At this afternoon’s City Council regularly scheduled “work session” in preparation for tomorrow’s meeting, members agreed that Chairman Bradford will act at tomorrow’s meeting to remove the garbage tax from further debate. However, ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
20 Nov
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Garbage Tax Vote Poses Real Risks to Shreveport Council Members

November 20, 2016   [To readers new to the subjects discussed in this article, many related ones are posted on RealShreveport.com.] ************ It is a fact in these days of citizen journalism that if a public official, in the performance ...

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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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