Shreveport Mayor Adrian perkins talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty from the United States Conference of Mayors in Washington DC. The Mayor talks about what he's learned at the conference, updates the status of his proposed $18 monthly garbage fee and addresses the rumors of excesses in his security detail.

Perkins tells KEEL listeners that the conference, which attracts about 200 of the nation's mayors from cities with populations larger than 30,000, has been beneficial as he works to streamline city government to improve city services and save money.

He also addresses his proposed $18 monthly garbage fee, saying, "This is very much a work in progress. We identified a number that...would help us become fiscally healthier. But that number is flexible to where we can still meet our objective. We're open to everything. We're continuing to work this problem."

Perkins also says he pays little attention to social media rumors of spending excesses for his security detail, saying, "Because it's not fact based whatsoever. My attention is on running the city." Adding that Shreveporters see him "by myself everyday," he adds, "People will realize the truth."