Saturday, April 20, 2024

Shreveport Chamber and C100 Rally Behind 2024 Bond Proposals for City Infrastructure

by BIZ Magazine

Shreveport, LA – The Greater Shreveport Chamber and the Shreveport-Bossier Committee of 100 have issued a joint statement expressing their full support for the 2024 Shreveport bond proposals. With a combined representation of over 1100 businesses and more than 60,000 employees, these organizations understand the critical importance of addressing the city’s infrastructure needs.

“Investing in our city’s infrastructure is essential for its functionality and economic vitality. The bond proposals represent a crucial step towards addressing longstanding issues and ensuring a brighter future for Shreveport,” the statement read.

Over the years, Shreveport has faced challenges due to inadequate investments in public safety, water, sanitation, and road systems. The bond proposals on the ballot represent a crucial step towards addressing these longstanding infrastructure issues, as identified by the Capital Improvements Committee and City Council.

“Our recent history alone has demonstrated both how critical and how fragile our water system is. Streets are the lifeblood of commerce and safety for our citizens and must be repaired and maintained,” the statement read.

Members of the Chamber played an active role in the Capital Improvements Committee, engaging in discussions with city council members, Mayor Arceneaux, and CAO Dark to prioritize essential projects and advocate for dedicated project oversight.

“We believe that the time for action is now. Therefore, we urge all citizens to vote in support of these three bond proposals in the election on April 27, 2024,” read the statement.

Highlighting the urgency of the situation, the statement underscores the significance of investing in water and sewer infrastructure, repairing and maintaining streets, and reinvesting in municipal buildings to enhance the city’s quality of life and attract businesses and families.

The last successful bond initiative in Shreveport was almost 13 years ago, making it imperative to focus on restoring the city’s foundation. The Chamber and C100 call for unity and urge all citizens to support the three bond proposals in the upcoming election on April 27, 2024.

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