CAO Crawford: Tax Renewals “Provide Necessary City Services” [VIDEO]
101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty discuss comments made by Shreveport's Chief Administrative Officer Brian Crawford, in which he stressed the necessity of passing the property tax millage renewals that will be on the ballot in late April.
Crawford, during KEEL's American Ground Radio show with Steve Parr and Louis R. Avallone, explains why the renewal election is being held almost four months after the millages expired and that the vote on April 28 will be a one time effort, not, in case the taxes are voted down, the first in a string of electoral tries.
The CAO continued, "Some people...are trying to divert from what's really important here, and that's that these six renewals have been in place for more than forty years. They provide basic city services."
The KEEL morning duo contrasts Crawfords comments with those made by polticial analust Scott Hughes, who - also on KEEL - said there is a "sentiment of no" among voters, not only locally, but across America, that could endanger the property millages passing.