Shreveport City Councilman Oliver Jenkins talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about Mayor Ollie Tyler's 2018 budget and the changes he is recommending to save the city a substantial sum of money.

Jenkins tells KEEL listeners that he wants taxpayers to "get the most for their dollars" and is proposing a two and a half point reduction in the city's debt service millage, a move the councilman says will "return three and a half to four million dollars to the taxpayers."

Jenkins also says Shreveport can save around two hundred thousand dollars by restructuring the way the city helps pay for the Metropolitan Planning Commission.

The retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel also comments on whether or not he is considering a run for Mayor in 2018.