Jeff Sadow: Mayor Perkins is Already Losing Trust [VIDEO]
Political analyst Dr. Jeff Sadow talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the troubles surrounding Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and recent deals involving the city's insurance contracts and attempts to replace Airport Authority members.
Here's what Sadow had to say in a recent article at thehayride.com:
"...Perkins has made some controversial decisions, and last week two of them backfired in ways that abnegate his campaign image. At the state level, the Attorney General’s office rendered a legal opinion against his attempt to remove members of the Shreveport Airport Authority."
Sadow says the move is part of a plan by the Mayor to make the appointment of his own airport director a sure thing. He also is critical of Perkins over changes to the city's insurance coverage. Also from thehayride.com:
"At the local level, Perkins raised hackles by switching insurance carriers, replacing the city's longtime carriers with a deal brokered by a campaign donor as soon as, if not actually before, he assumed office. Perkins swore the new policy would prove as cost effective, if not more so, as the one just jettisoned. Which means he either was ignorant or lied, because it turned out more expensive for far less coverage."