Survey: How Will You Vote on Shreveport Bond Proposals?
Now that the November election is in our rearview mirror, we can start to talk more about the December election. The Shreveport bond proposals will be the main focus of this election. Low turnout is expected as we get closer to Christmas and folks are busy with so many other things.
These proposals were to be on the November election, but Louisiana elections were pushed back because of the Hurricane’s impact in south Louisiana.
Shreveport voters are being asked to approve 5 bond proposals. These measures are aimed at addressing basic infrastructure needs and public safety concerns across the city.
We want to know your opinion about these proposals. Please take our survey so we can gauge the pulse of our community right now.
Here’s a look at the propositions and what they will fund.
Proposition 1 - $70.65M Bond
Fire vehicles and equipment $13,550,000
Fire station #11 (Youree Drive) engine room $500,000
Fire station #12 (Woolworth Road) relocation & build $2,900,000
Fire station #14 (Greenwood Road) relocation $2,900,000
Fire station #15 (West70th) relocation $2,900,000
Fire station renovations & maintenance $1,500,000
Fire academy maintenance & renovations $4,820,000
Central police headquarters $27,500,000
Shreveport police department substations $4,500,000
City jail maintenance & improvements $2,000,000
Emergency mobile command center (LDV) $1,000,000
Street lighting $5,000,000
Proposition 2 - $22.74M Bond
City communications system (fiber optic) - broadband, traffic signals & water & sewer $20,000,000 dig once initiative $2,000,000
Proposition 3 - $64.7M Bond
Purchase of floodplain properties $2,000,000
Floodplain management plan $2,000,000
Drainage improvements $22,750,000
Sanitary sewer improvements $29,500,000
Twelve Mile Bayou raw water main improvements $4,000,000
Amiss WTR piping and valve replacement $3,000,000
Proposition 4 - $63.375M Bond
Linwood overpass $20,000,000
Streets, bridges, sidewalks, ADA improvements $41,956,690
Proposition 5 - $21.135M Bond
Huntington golf course improvements $1,000,000
Querbes park recreation center & outdoor recreation $2,500,000
Municipal Auditorium phase II renovations $1,000,000
Park/recreation center improvements $10,450,000
Parking lot overlays $2,500,000
Parking upgrades $3,000,000
Mayor Adrian Perkins is urging voters to support all five proposals. "The needs of our citizens far exceed what the city of Shreveport has in the budget. That is why I'm asking the city council to support the bond."
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