Many Shreveport citizens including three council members have been condemning Shreveport Mayor Perkin’s bond proposal for several weeks. It’s suddenly the hot topic at the office water cooler, community coffee pot, and after work watering hole.
Fuss about the heat. And then curse the bond package—without any facts, just innuendos.
One would almost think the city has never passed a bond project in the past. It seems so long since former mayor Cedric Glover successfully passed a $175 bond package in April, 2011.
Glover’s package had $93 million for water and sewer, $38 million for public safety and SPAR projects, and $44 million for streets and drainage.
The Perkin’s package of $186 million has $32 million for water and sewer, $76.14 million for public safety and SPAR, and $77.86 million for streets and drainage
The 2019 Bond is to be paid by a continuation of 6 mills from expiring ’96 and ’99 bonds.
An easy to read website on the bond proposal can be reviewed at Bond.shreveportla.gov