Community bond meetings scheduled across Shreveport

Mayor Adrian Perkins will hold community meetings throughout the city to educate the public on the details of the bond proposal approved by the City Council earlier this week.

The Council approved a $186 million bond proposal to be placed on the November 16th ballot this fall, giving voters the opportunity to decide the continuation.

“This bond will address the immediate needs we have with infrastructure, roads, public safety, transportation and parks,” said Mayor Perkins. “This bond proposal accomplishes much, but it is just as important to note what it does not do. It does not raise taxes. It is a continuation of a portion of 6.2 mills dedicated to expiring bonds.”

The Council considered a proposal that was recommended by the Citizens’ Bond Committee, which included 16 volunteers of whom the Mayor and each City Councilperson appointed two members.

Community meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the following park recreation centers and local church on the respective dates:

  • Thursday, Aug. 22 — Southern Hills, 1002 W. Bert Kouns
  • Thursday, Aug. 29 — Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, 1915 Grover Place
  • Thursday, Sept. 5 — Mamie Hicks, 200 Mayfair St.
  • Thursday, Sept. 12 — Valencia, 1800 Viking Dr.
  • Thursday, Sept. 26 — Airport Park, 6500 Kennedy Dr.
  • Thursday, Oct. 10 — A.B. Palmer, 547 E. 79th St.
  • Thursday, Oct. 17 — Bilberry, 1902 Alabama Ave.