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12 Sep
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CITY COUNCIL BURIES TYLER “SPORTS COMPLEX,” 0-to-6 “NO”

SPECIAL REPORT … … Tuesday, September 12, 2017 … 8:10 P.M. … Almost four-and-a-half hours after the Shreveport City Council meeting began today, members finally voted on Mayor Ollie Tyler’s “sports complex” scheme. The vote was 0-7 … no votes ...

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11 Sep
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Is Tyler’s arena scheme in trouble at tomorrow’s City Council meeting?

Mayor Ollie Tyler’s publicly funded D-League arena concoction has been widely unpopular among Shreveporters ever since her administration (with other key players like the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission) launched a sneak attack on taxpayers weeks ago.  In that attack, taxpayers were ...

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06 Sep
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MAYOR TYLER PURSUES CONTAMINATED SITE FOR SPORTS COMPLEX

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 … 4:40 P.M. New documents confirm that Mayor Ollie Tyler is aggressively – and stupefyingly – trying to buy at huge taxpayer costs chemically contaminated land for her Cross Bayou scheme. The land at issue is ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
14 Feb
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SHREVEPORT CITY COUNCIL REJECTS TIM LARKIN “BAIL-OUT” TRY

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 … 11:31 P.M. ….. In a 4-1 vote late today, the City Council rejected what may have become an effective bail-out of Shreveport residential developer – and Bossier City Councilman – Tim Larkin. I detailed Larkin’s ...

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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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27 Nov
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Exclusive: City Attorney has $1m/18 person staff as city suffers water/trash scandals

Unbelievable new information has been uncovered in the wake of the Shreveport City Hall meltdown.  The absence of leadership became apparent when certain decades-long city purse grafters, Scott Pernici and Michael Wainwright (along with a few others), decided they wanted ...

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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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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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09 Nov
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Vote for proposed garbage collection fee moved up

SHREVEPORT, La. – Mayor Ollie Tyler’s proposed legislation for a garbage collection fee to be adopted as part of the 2017 budget was introduced by the Shreveport City Council last night. The Council met in the late afternoon in Government ...

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03 Nov
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Publisher’s Note: (Some) Records Made Public in City Water Scandal

11/3/16 – 3:50PM One of the keys to good governance is transparency in government.  Open and public records for citizens to freely view is such a cornerstone.  Our City Hall has taken actions in delaying and denying public records (in this ...

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30 Oct
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Pt. 1: Shreveport Tax Hike Plan Is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong … and Illegal?

 October 30, 2016 Believe it:  only ten days before Christmas, Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler, along with City Council boss Willie Bradford, plan to nix the Joys of the Season with a really mucky (and murky) tax hike.  It is wrong in ...

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