Tags: "bond issue"

Elliot Stonecipher
05 Nov
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MORE ENDORSEMENTS, AND ONE REJECTION, OF CITY BOND ISSUE

… Posted: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 … 12:45 P.M. … MORE ENDORSEMENTS, AND ONE REJECTION, OF CITY BOND ISSUE Nope, there’s nothing new under the Shreveport sun … The relationship between Shreveport City Hall and the city’s downtown “leaders” is ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
29 Oct
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USUAL SUSPECTS PUSH TO PASS SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE

Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 … 2:13 P.M. … USUAL SUSPECTS PUSH TO PASS SHREVEPORT BOND ISSUE Yes, this article is again and still about Shreveport taxes and corruption. And, yes, for any who may wonder, I am as tired ...

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Elliot Stonecipher
23 Oct
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GOVERNOR’S RACE NEWS BEARS DOWN ON OUR BOND ISSUE VOTE

… Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 … 12:50 P.M. … GOVERNOR’S RACE NEWS BEARS DOWN ON OUR BOND ISSUE VOTE In three weeks plus a couple of days, Shreveporters who care will cast two critical votes: Louisiana governor and our ...

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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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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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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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10 Jul
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SHREVEPORT’S BAD … VERY, VERY BAD … PAST FOUR DAYS

Government is a public trust. It is therefore wholly dependent on the confidence of those who fund it. As confidence collapses, the tax base flees. Nothing undermines public confidence as certainly as wide-open corruption. * * * * * * ...

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31 Mar
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OUR (ONLY?) HOPE IS THAT FEDERAL AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE THIS

Sunday, March 31, 2019 … 2:37 P.M. Multiple sources, including national publication The Bond Buyer, are reporting what may well prove to be malfeasance in the settlement of a 2014 lawsuit by the City of Shreveport against Calvin Grigsby, once ...

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26 Aug
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DOWNTOWN CONVENTION CENTER / HOTEL LOSS OVER -$12 MILLION

Saturday, August 26, 2017 … 4:20 P.M. Mayor Ollie Tyler’s out-of-nowhere crusade for a $150,000,000 downtown Shreveport sports complex notably ignores what happened to us the last time Shreveport ran this movie. In the seven years 2011-2017, Shreveport taxpayers have ...

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22 Aug
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SHREVEPORT COUNCIL’S FIRST SPORTS COMPLEX VOTE: 5-2 YES

SPECIAL REPORT: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 … 8:31 P.M. I doubt there were many of us who watched the 3+ hour City Council Meeting on the local access channel. I was one. If you care deeply about good government, the ...

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