Councilman Says Multi-Million Bond Vote Could Come in November [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilman Grayson Boucher talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the status of a proposal from Mayor Adrian Perkins calling for a $220 million bond package, which could be on the ballot this November.
From the City Council's work session agenda for the meeting July 8:
"...will discuss and consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling an election on November 16, 2019, to authorize not to exceed Two Hundred Twenty Million Dollars General Obligation Bonds, in one or more series for the purposes of constructing, acquiring, equipping and / or improving public works of the City including (i) the water and sewer system, (ii) facilities, land a d / or equipment for parks and recreation, public buildings, police department, fire department and economic development, and (iii) street, highways, bridges, drainage systems, utility conduits and appurtenances thereto, and upon approval by the qualified voters therein, for such tax to be levied thereafter."
Boucher also updated KEEL listeners on the recent discovery that the city had failed to properly file city employee tax information and plans for the US Fish and Wildlife Service to take over operation of the city's C. Bickham Dickson Park.