|Bossier Sheriff Larry Deen|
On Thursday, August 5, 2010, the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office received a Public Records Request from the Shreveport-Bossier Tea Party for the following:
Any/all documents written and/or recorded which detail the budget and expenditure(s) of any/all projected or actual revenue generated from the June 17, 2010 tax millage increase of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office. This request shall include any and all related e-mails from either personal email accounts or public email accounts of employees and/or personnel of the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, as well as any written and/or recorded inter-departmental communications. This request shall include any written minutes of meetings subject to LRS 42:7.1.(A) during which the tax millage increase was discussed.
Matt Sciba has informed me that he received a certified letter from the sheriff's office yesterday (Saturday).
Per your request dated August 4, 2010 pertaining to access to public records on file at the Bossier Sheriff's Office, those requested documents are available for your review and or copy. You may view these documents during normal business hours between 8am and 4:30pm at 196 Burt Blvd., Benton LA, 2nd floor conference room. These documents will remain available to you August 11th through August 14th.
That was prompt.
The District Attorney
I also blogged about the meeting between Evodna Springer and two other team members with District Attorney Schuyler Marvin. Marvin agreed to do three things at the meeting:
1. To call City Attorney Jimmy Hall seeking Hall’s input into the matter.
2. That he would follow up the call with written correspondence to Hall releative to the issue.
3. That he would request a written response from Hall, a copy of which would be provided to Ms. Springer.
After three follow-up emails from SBTP Team Members and one phone call to the DA’s office, no response has been forthcoming.
We will keep you updated on both of these matters.
The City Council President
Bossier City Council President David Jones did announce that he would see that the council adhered to all open meeting laws. Ms. Springer informed me that at the last City Council Workshop meeting, it did appear that minutes were being taken.
The School Board Member
I mentioned Saturday that I had emailed incumbent Lindell Webb regarding his position on the proposed roll forward of tax millage by the School Board. His opponent, Barbara Rudd, has stated that she is in favor of the increase in millage.
I received an email back from Mr. Webb in which he stated that he is opposed to the tax increase.