Man wants answers after no longer being considered for city job

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SHREVEPORT, La (KTAL/KMSS) In a heated exchange, a Shreveport man demands answers at Tuesday’s council meeting, after his name is taken out of consideration for a city position.

Edward Savannah says he was being considered for the assistant superintendent of streets and drainage job.

Savannah tells KTAL/KMSS he was waiting for the council to approve his appointment to the position, but last week his name was removed.

He learned an anonymous letter was sent to the council, outlining reasons why he shouldn’t have the job.

Savannah spoke at Tuesday’s meeting to defend himself, along with many in support of him.

Savannah says, “These guys just wanted somebody to come in, just to throw their arms around them and let them know, it’s going to be ok.  That’s what it’s about for me.  It wasn’t about Edward Savannah and it ain’t never been about Edward Savannah.  Its always been about the community, cause I love this community, but I’m here to tell each and every one of y’all today, this is not over with.”

Mayor Adrian Perkins told Savannah during the meeting that he was notified that council members had concerns about Savannah’s appointment and that’s why his name was pulled from consideration.  Perkins went on to say he didn’t think there were enough council members who would support Savannah’s appointment.

Savannah believes a city employee wrote the anonymous letter to sabotage him.  He says he also had several letters of support. 

Savannah told us he was the VP of the city workers union for close to ten years and worked for the city for almost 30 years. 

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