Bond proposal meetings spur questions of trust among voters

Councilman Boucher stressed to voters that they need to come to the informational gatherings and ask questions

Bond proposal meetings spur questions of trust among voters

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — As Shreveport city leaders work to convince voters to approve the bond package, several voters say they are nervous of voting in favor.

City leaders hosted two informational meetings Thursday to break down the three bond proposals.

The two meetings were held at Airport Park and Ellerbe Road Baptist Church.

Mayor Adrian Perkins, Police Chief Ben Raymond, Fire Chief Scott Wolverton and other municipal leaders hosted the Airport Park meeting.

District D Councilman Grayson Boucher hosted the session at Ellerbe Road Baptist.

During the Ellerbe Road Baptist gathering, a few people spoke about the need for the city to prioritize how the bond projects would get done.

They also also asked, if the proposals are approved, whether the city will use the funds only for the projects outlined in the proposals.

“I just don’t trust people with our money anymore,” Beth Foster said.

"The last time a bond proposal was approved, nothing that they said would get done got done.”

Boucher stressed to everyone that they need to come out to these informational meetings and ask questions.

He wants everyone to have all the information they need to vote.

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