LeVette Fuller on Bond Issue: Why I Voted ‘No’ [VIDEO]
Shreveport City Councilwoman LeVette Fuller talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about her recent - and highly publicized - early "no" vote in the city's bond election.
Fuller repeats for KEEL listeners her reasons for opposition to Mayor Adrian Perkins $186 million request, saying her concerns about both lack of planning and specificity led to her decision. The first term councilwoman also reiterated her objection to the proposition with her oft-quoted analogy: "I'm not going to give you a puppy until you prove you can take care of a goldfish...and Shreveport keeps killing the goldfish."
But Fuller also emphasizes there may have to be belt tightening by the city if the three bond propositions fail. "I think we're going to be in trouble a little bit...(officers at SPD main station) may be in cramped quarters and we will have to maintain older vehicles until we can get more money."