Councilman Grayson Boucher: Is the Mayor Circumventing the City Charter? [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright about the move by Mayor Adrian Perkins putting Henry Whitehorn to work for the city, even though the CAO nominee has yet to be confirmed by the council.
Whitehorn was named Chief-of-Staff by Perkins earlier this week, a position that did not previously exist. Whitehorn, a former Shreveport Police Chief and United States Marshall, would replace Sherricka Fields-Jones as Shreveport's Chief Administrative Officer.
In a text to 101.7 / 710 KEEL, Mayor Perkins' Director of Communications, Ben Riggs explained the move:
"Mayor Perkins stated in his February 3 press release that, in the interim, Mr. Whitehorn would assist the city through this transition. He reported to work...but as Chief of Staff, not CAO. Mr. Whitehorn is working alongside Sherricka Fields Jones to ensure a seamless transition and to familiarize himself with the concerns of employees and citizens."
The council is expected to vote on the Whitehorn nomination at their scheduled open meeting next Tuesday (February 25).