Fuller on Bond Proposal: People Want More Information [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilwoman LeVette Fuller talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the latest developments in Mayor Adrian Perkins $220 million bond proposal.
Fuller, who chairs the councils Infrastructure Committee, tells KEEL listeners about the detailed presentations made by the city's department heads at Wednesday's meeting. "The majority of it was from Patrick Furlong and the Engineering Department because so much of it was about the dire needs we have with infrastructure."
Fuller also details the changes made by the Perkins administration from their original public release, including the removal of funds for economic development and other special projects. But, as Fuller points out, the mayor has not lowered the total amount of the bond proposal request.
Though Mayor Perkins seems to be sticking to his desire to have the proposal go to the people for a November vote, Fuller isn't so sure. "We said we would like to postpone this until April or later so that we have details, specifically about the needs of engineering and the streets and drainage projects," she says. "We need more time to flesh that out before (we go) to the voters."
The bond proposal will next be discussed at next week's ((August 12 and 13) City Council work session and regular meeting.