Tim Magner, President of the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about his organization's endorsement of the $186 million bond proposal that will be on the ballot for Shreveport voters November 16.

Magner tells KEEL listeners that the group decided to back the plan after a meeting with Mayor Adrian Perkins. "After the presentation from the mayor we had a very spirited discussion and we've come out in support of the three proposals."

Magner also underlines the importance of voters, as well, as the city council, are responsible for making sure that the bond monies are used in a responsible and timely manner. "One of the challenges we have as a community," he says, "Is really to hold our elected officials accountable, not just every four years, not just at the ballot box, it really is about paying attention, showing up at the meetings and pointing out when things deviate, because we do have recourse through the city council and public opinion."