Council’s Boucher on City Insurance: Not Comfortable With Level of Transparency [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his concerns in the handling in changing the city's insurance brokers.
Details from a previous KEEL story:
"The big debate is not really about which companies will have the business. It's more about how the cancellation was handled. Risk Services of Louisiana handles the workers comp and airport insurance needs while the Gallagher Company handles property and casualty claims. Risk Services has handled the city's policies for 30 years. Gallagher has had the deal for nearly 20 years.
Part of the problem is that the city has not done a request for proposals for these contracts in the past dozen or so years. Mayor Perkins says he does plan on changing that policy and do an RFP in the future, but he wanted to change the providers now in an effort to save money. He also wants more minorities included in the process.
But the big question is who gave the authority for a letter calling for the change to go out on December 28th when Perkins was not yet Mayor. Former Mayor Ollie Tyler says she had no knowledge of the letter being sent."