Add this to the list.
Another bureaucratic snafu by the Shreveport Airport Authority.
The airport authority gives money to local organizations–many of which have close affiliations with board members.
The airport authority gets many free tickets to events that airport sponsorships underwrite.
But very few records are maintained as to who gets the tickets. Three board members did get season tickets to the Shreveport Symphony after the symphony received airport bucks.
The airport authority has no written criteria for determination of sponsorships.
The five person airport board plays ostrich–head in the sand with no knowledge of who gets money, why, who gets tickets, etc.
To add insult to injury, the airport authority does not comply with the Louisiana Open Meetings law.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 42:20B.(2) provides that:
"If the public body has a website, the public body shall post on its website a copy of the minutes...and shall maintain the copy of those minutes on the website for at least three months after the posting."
The airport authority is a public body.
The airport authority does have a website.
The airport authority does have a board.
The airport board does have meetings.
BUT, no board minutes are ever posted on the website.
And people have questioned why Shreveport mayor Adrian Perkins tried unsuccessfully to replace three board members. All of them benefitted, either directly or indirectly, from the airport sponsorships.
What more is to be said?
The next board meeting is Thurs., Sept. 19 at 10 a.m.