Why Is the Mayor Rushing the Bond Election?
Shreveport voters could go to the polls in November to decide on a $220 million dollar bond proposal. This package as outlined by the mayor would include funding for a new police station, equipment upgrades for fire and police along with road improvements and much more.
Councilman Grayson Boucher tells KEEL News he has several concerns about this proposal including the scope of it and the lack of detail presented to the council.
We also caught up with Councilwoman LeVette Fuller who says she is a "no" vote on the package as it stands now but she does realize we have some critical needs. But she says she would rather let the 15 mil property tax roll off the books at the end of this year and spend more time digging into the city's needs and setting priorities.
As we mentioned, the problem with letting the property tax roll off the books at the end of this year is that any effort to bring it back would have to be called a "new" tax. If the election is held this year, the city can call it a "renewal".