Decades of failed leadership has made one thing clear: we must fundamentally change the way Shreveport does business. It is finally time to take Shreveport in a new direction, one that will empower every member of every community to build a better life.
Our strong-mayor form of government has failed us under multiple administrations and the current system suffers from a lack of oversight, transparency and accountability.
Under the Council-Manager structure, the City Manager position provides stability and continuity for the successful operation of the city, including the daily operation of all departments and personnel. This successful concept will return power to the people and their council members by removing politics & favoritism from the equation and focusing only on results.
The CM structure shields our city from the instability and divisiveness of politics, allowing for our success and outcomes to be performance-based and results-oriented.
Nearby cities of similar size which have taken this approach have seen an average population growth of 23% compared to our -4.5% and an average poverty rate of 19% compared to our 26% over the past thirty years.
As your next mayor, I will advocate for this innovative change and lead a nationwide search for the most qualified applicant to serve the citizens of Shreveport.
From the water billing debacle to the insurance scheme, Shreveport City Hall has had one scandal after another. Why can't we get it right?
We have been more concerned with grand visions of massive projects like Cross Bayou instead of focusing on improving the quality of life of all Shreveporters.
As your next mayor, we will get our priorities straight and focus on what matters most: our responsibilities to our citizens.
Leaning on more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, I am committed to the safety of all Shreveporters and reducing the scourge of violent crime in our city by evaluating:
Taxation stifles economic growth & opportunity and drives potential businesses elsewhere.
As your next mayor, I will be a champion for fiscal responsibility, less burdensome regulations, and creating a friendly business environment where all of our families can work, grow, and thrive.
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Jim Taliaferro Campaign
PO Box 53251
Shreveport, LA 71135