$200M Bond Proposal: Could It Be On the Ballot In April? [VIDEO]
Councilwoman LeVette Fuller talks about Mayor Adrian Perkins proposal for a $206 million bond and explains the steps to get it on the ballot for the late April election.
Fuller is her usually frank self in explaining her thoughts on the City Council's review and approval of the proposal. "I think this time we're just going to go ahead and put up no resistance to putting it on the ballot and let the voters just go ahead and do what they're going to do."
"Fuller continues, pointing out the differences between the new bond proposal and the one defeated by city voters in November 2019. "There are four initiatives instead and Public Safety is separated...from everything else," she says. "It's weird to me that we're taking something that's basically the same thing that was voted down and putting it out there again."
She then addresses the criticism of many: A lack of detail in Perkins new, $200 million proposal. "What (the Mayor) should do is be even more explicit and even more detailed and a more thorough plan."
The City Council must approve the bond proposal by January 19 to move it on for review by the Louisiana Bond Commission, although there is talk of asking for an extension. The Mayor is hoping to get the Council's and Commission's okay to get a thumbs-up-or-down from the voters in the election scheduled for April 24.