Mayor Cedric B. Glover and City Council Chairman Michael Corbin emerged from an executive session November 18, 2013, strongly hinting that there would soon be resolution to the Hamel’s Dog Park “poop-doggle.” No specifics were given, however, the record indicates the mayor must do significant “compliance” prior to any resolution. And, the record further indicated that the mayor’s signing hand must act in accordance with his words (sign the agreement!)
Complete records of the district court are now available for the public. These records clearly demonstrate that the mayor has used public resources and squandered ample opportunities to resolve the issues prior to the end of 2013. Citizens have donated significant money and time toward a recreational park that was originally fully funded prior to the mayor’s May, 2012 significant requirements to make a small park into a “Taj Mahal” theater.
From a chain link fence with a water well with doggie-disposal stations, the “Taj Mahal” became a public restroom, attendance park with major requirements of wrought-iron fencing, gated-subdivision entrances, water features and parking for the masses. Other cities have surpassed Shreveport by opening $8.000 to $100,000 parks. The Glover-manipulated park has gone from the $280,000 gift of the Red River Waterway Commission to a MILLION DOLLAR PLUS MONEY PIT.
The public should read and note the mayor’s many contradictions and foot-dragging position-changing tactics, legal screw-ups and other wasteful shenanigans. The whole record may be found here.