Shreveport mayor hosts community meeting for $186M bond proposal


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins kicked off a series of community meetings Thursday on the $186 million bond proposal going before voters this fall.

“We’re informing our citizens, but we’re also hearing the concerns of citizens,” said Adrian Perkin, Shreveport Mayor.

Johnny Hamilton is one of them.

“I’m voting for it. It’s needed. It’s badly needed,” Hamilton said. “This city for years has been going down and it’s going to take money to fix it.”

Others said they are concerned the money will not be used effectively.

“We need to look into the deeper. It’s got to be a little deeper. And I want my citizens to know we can’t just accept things at face value,” said Nita Steele.

Perkins says the money will be used to build a new police station and four substations, as well as provide upgrades to the fire department. It will also address street and drainage improvements throughout the city.

“We want to make sure they’re informed and that they know every dollar will be spent for our roads, our safety and the betterment of our city.”

Click here to view the 2019 bond proposal

Thursday’s meeting was in Southern Hills. Click here to see the schedule and locations for the rest of the community meetings.

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