The current city council has now been on the job for thirteen plus months. And it has had its sharing of long, grueling meetings dealing with controversial topics including sagging pants, the garbage fee, and the proposed Cross Bayou development.
Columns & Opinions
Fourteen thousand jobs! The claim of 14,000 new jobs is the rallying cry of Gateway Development Consortium’s proposed massive project on Cross Bayou. But has anyone divulged where this number came from or how it is supported? Does anyone favoring the project even care? Let’s see if we can figure this out.
The Shreveport City Council’s contentious last meeting in January should spark a new approach to pulling Shreveport out of its economic development doldrums.
Most cities and towns in North America are functionally insolvent. This is not hyperbole. It comes down to a simple question: Is new development producing enough wealth to fund the long-term maintenance of its own infrastructure — let alone public safety and all the other services that we expect government to provide? When we examine these costs and revenue streams, we often find the answer is no.
Do you know that feeling when you fail to meet your minimum expectations of yourself? If you don’t, then you’re better than most of us. Better than me, certainly.
The Kansas City Chiefs are your world champions after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 on Sunday, Feb. 2, in Miami, Fla., in Super Bowl 54.
The Saturday before the Super Bowl, they held the annual NFL Honors show, announcing and celebrating the winners of the MVP and other major awards as well as the official announcement of the 2020 Hall of Fame Modern-Era and continued celebration for the 15-member Centennial Class of 2020, revealed on Jan. 15.
Each year one of my favorite things to once the NFL season starts to wind down is take a look ahead to who could be drafted where in the upcoming draft, this year to be held on April 23 in Las Vegas, Nev. With two weeks remaining in the season the draft positions haven’t been cemented, so I will use the projected draft.
You know you are getting old when you sit down in the local café in the community you have lived near (eight miles), have breakfast at 10:30 a.m., and both of the waitresses know you but none of the patrons do I know.
January 30, 2020