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John came to Shreveport in January of 1977 when he was transferred to Barksdale AFB.

He’s been active in Shreveport politics since deciding to make Shreveport his home.

John practiced law for 40 years and he now monitors local politics. He regularly attends Shreveport City Council and Caddo Parish Commission meetings.

John is published weekly in The Inquisitor, bi-monthly in The Forum News, and frequently in the Shreveport Times.

He enjoys addressing civic groups on local government issues and elections.

 

CADDO SCHOOL BOARD HAS FUNDS FOR CROSSING GUARDS

Last Saturday Caddo citizens approved a tax renewal for the Caddo School Board. This will result in revenues in excess of $88 million dollars.

One of the three stated purposes for the renewal is to increase safety at the schools.

The city of Shreveport spent over $271,000 for school crossing guards IN 2018. The school board only paid $11.900.

The school board should pay at least 50% of the costs for crossing guards.

Each school can determine the need for these services. If paying half the cost the school board will be accountable for the number of crossing guards actually needed.

Obviously school principals are better positioned to determine this need than the Shreveport Police Department.

MESSAGE TO LOUISIANA GAMING BOARD—LEAVE OUR CASINOS ALONE!

COUNCIL HARDER ON CRAWFEST THAN OTHER “FOR PROFIT” COMPANIES