Today at 4pm a special MPC Board meeting will be held in the MPC conference room at Government Plaza.
The Board will open the meeting and then go into executive session to discuss the contract. The Board will reconvene “to consider any actions to be taken by the MPC Board pertaining to discussions conducted during the executive session.”
On the July 11 MPC Board agenda is a rezoning request for the Shreveport County Club.
Chariot Companies, an out of state group, hopes to buy this property and develop houses on the golf course. A prior request to rezone this property for a drug rehab facility met stiff neighbor opposition and it was withdrawn.
At a recent meeting with the neighborhood group, both MPC Board chairman Theron Jackson and board member Curtis Joseph were in attendance. Reportedly, they both made presentations to this group on behalf of Chariot Companies.
Jackson and Joseph are members of Gateway Development along with Paul Pratt. This is the group spearheading the Cross Bayou development project. What relationship Gateway, Jackson, and the other Gateway partner Paul Pratt have with Chariot Companies is unknown.
However it does appear that Jackson and Joseph have conflict of interest in voting on Sweeney’s contract today. (Reportedly an inquiry has been made to the Louisiana Ethics Board)