Today is the day Shreveport voters decide on 6 property tax millages on the ballot. The Mayor says these millages are critical for city services.

Here’s what you will find on the ballot:

Proposition 1: Streets

Improving, repairing, and maintaining the streets of the City of Shreveport.

Proposition 2: Parks & Recreation/Community Centers

Operating and supplying park and recreational facilities and personnel with resources to maintain current programming and levels of service.

Proposition 3: Employee Salaries

Continuing the salaries and wage schedule for first responders and other City employees.

Proposition 4: Police & Fire Equipment and Uniforms

Provides for police and fire personnel uniforms and equipment.

Proposition 5: Pension, Health and Life Insurance

Provides funds for the City’s portion of pensions, employee life insurance and hospitalization plan for City employees.

Proposition 6 – Police Three Platoon System

Providing revenues sufficient to enable the City of Shreveport to continue to provide increased staffing through three 8-hour shifts of police patrol officers.

These millages bring in more than 11 million dollars. The polls are open until 8pm.

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