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Shreveport Convention Center Roof & Repairs

Projected Cost: $3M

The Convention Center is the citizen's single largest investment. It is an economic engine for Shreveport. Reinvesting in the Convention Center is a reinvestment in Shreveport's economy. This project invest in a new roof for the Convention Center, as well as carpet upgrades and entry feature enhancements to ensure the Convention Center continues to attract business to Shreveport.
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The natural drainage channel has been improved by the City and the Parish in the past.

Some of the channel was widened, straightened and paved with concrete and some of the channel was widened, straightened as an earthen channel.

This project would pave the earthen channel.

This project can make maintenance on the ditch easier and may slightly improve the hydraulics.

A paved channel in the neighborhood will be less of an eyesore as the earthen channel.

2019 Citizens' Bond Projects

Water & Sewerage
Amiss Intake Structure Repairs
Projected Cost: $3M

The Amiss intake structure is where all the City of Shreveport’s water comes into the Water Treatment Facility. It was built more than 50 years ago, and it’s rusty.  This project covers the design and construction required to repair and improve the raw water intake structure in Cross Lake for the T.L. Amiss Water Treatment Facility.

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Water & Sewerage
City Wide Water Improvements
Projected Cost: $20M

Shreveport has pipes that are over 100 years old. These pipes are encrusted, which reduces pipe diameter and water pressure. They are also susceptible to breaks, forcing a lot of invasive point repairs that compromise our roadways. This project replaces deteriorated and undersized water mains across the city, improving quality and pressure.

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Water & Sewerage
Amiss Facility Transmission Piping and Valve Replacement
Projected Cost: $3M

There are two 24-inch water mains the Amiss Water Treatment Facility. They feed the main water distribution system. Those pipes are leaking. The valves are damaged and cannot be used to effectively isolate the leak. These pipes cannot be patched. This project replaces the valves and whole segments of the pipe.

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Water & Sewerage
Advanced Metering Infrastructure System
Projected Cost: $6M

Shreveport citizens have expressed concerns over water billing for years. Advanced Metering Infrastructure, also known as "Smart Meters," is the most sophisticated meter reading tool. It automatically collects water meter readouts, eliminating human error and labor costs. AMI also helps customers monitor water usage and identify leaks.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Central Police Headquarters
Projected Cost: $20M

The existing Shreveport Police Station was constructed in 1956 and designed as a City Hall. The plumbing and HVAC systems are failing. Offices get as hot as 90 degrees in the summer. Police Officers deserve better. Since remodeling costs more, this project constructs a new central SPD Station. The new station will be smaller with more room for parking.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Shreveport Police Dept. Substations
Projected Cost: $6M

This public-safety project proposes constructing a police substation in each of the city's crime districts. The new central station will be smaller because patrol officers will be stationed at substations. This increases the presence of law enforcement throughout our city, and makes Shreveport neighborhoods safer.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Shreveport Police OSI Facility
Projected Cost: $1.5M

The Office of Special Investigations will house personnel working narcotics and special investigations. They currently report to the police station everyday. This project upgrades an existing city building or purchases a new building to serve as the Office of Special Investigations facility.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Shreveport Police Mounted Patrol
Projected Cost: $2M

The SPD Mounted Patrol Unit primarily works the downtown district and special events throughout the city. They require a new facility. The current facility is in disrepair; some parts are not safe and have been boarded up. The MPU has 3 acres for 8 horses, which isn’t sufficient. This project will secure a property with at least 6 acres near downtown.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
City Jail Maintenance & Improvements
Projected Cost: $2M

There is a lot of liability associated with housing inmates. The City Jail is nearly 17 years old. It suffers water leaks and flooding during heavy rains. It requires structural repairs, new doors, locking mechanisms, and plumbing upgrades. This project makes the necessary improvements to reduce liability and increase living standards.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
City Courts Building Improvements
Projected Cost: $750,000

City Court is the seat of Shreveport’s justice system. This project makes much-needed repairs to the roof and HVAC system. This project also waterproofs the basement level.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Shreveport Fire Department Vehicles
Projected Cost: $16M

Vehicle replacement is a critical need for Shreveport Fire. SFD responds to more than 45,000 calls a year, or 125 calls a day. Of the engines answering those calls, 80 percent have an “F” grade; nine are 25 years or older; three trucks are more than 30 years old. This vehicle upgrade project ensures SFD has the equipment needed to provide first-class emergency services.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Fire Station Replacement: #11, #14, & #15
Projected Cost: $3M each

Several of Shreveport's fire stations were built before SFD provided EMS services. They are single bay stations designed to house only a fire engine. The ambulance has to let the fire engine out of the driveway to respond to calls. This slows down emergency personnel. To address this problem the bond proposes replacing stations 11, 14, and 15.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Fire Station Renovations & Maintenance
Projected Cost: $1.4M

Firefighters live at the fire station 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Several stations have been neglected for decades and have fallen into disrepair. Shreveport's firefighters and EMS workers deserve better. This project renovates dilapidated stations and ensures that Shreveport's firehouses are in good condition.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Shreveport Convention Center Roof & Repairs
Projected Cost: $3M

The Convention Center is the citizen's single largest investment. It is an economic engine for Shreveport. Reinvesting in the Convention Center is a reinvestment in Shreveport's economy. This project invest in a new roof for the Convention Center, as well as carpet upgrades and entry feature enhancements to ensure the Convention Center continues to attract business to Shreveport.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Municipal Auditorium
Projected Cost: $1M

The Municipal is another economic driver for Shreveport. Together with the Convention Center, they have a combined annual impact of $106 million and generate $4 million in tax revenue for the city. This project leverages historic tax credits to repair the Municipal’s ceiling to stop further deterioration of the facilities and ensure the Municipal continues to be an active facility.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Citywide Playground Improvements
Projected Cost: $3.75M

SPAR has not replaced playground equipment since 1998. The average cost to build a new playground that is surfaced for safety is $150,000. This bond proposal makes a huge quality of life investment in our city parks, allocating funds for much-needed playground equipment replacements.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Airport Park Outdoor Recreation & Building Upgrades
Projected Cost: $250,000

SPAR Rec Centers are social hubs for the communities they serve. These centers receive more than 400,000 visitors a year. Airport Park Rec Center accounts for nearly one-fifth of that traffic, bringing in 80,000 visitors annually. This project provides building upgrades and replaces playground equipment.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
A.B. Palmer Recreation Roof
Projected Cost: $280,000

A.B. Palmer is a popular recreational facility in the heart of the Cedar Grove neighborhood. It has a metal roof that constantly leaks. SPAR spends thousands of dollars annually on patch work repairs, and still requires buckets to catch rainwater. This project permanently solves the problem by replacing the roof.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Valencia Park Renovations
Projected Cost: $275,000

The Stoner Hill community desperately needs improvements to Valencia Park. This project fills in the abandoned pool at Valencia Park and installs a splash pad for the neighborhood children to enjoy. Splash pads are not only fun alternatives to a swimming pool, but they are cheaper to operate and have less liability. This is an overdue quality of life investment in the Stoner Hill area.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Anderson Island Wendy Park Renovations
Projected Cost: $375,000

The Anderson Island Park renovations are another long-overdue project. The playground equipment and outdoor facilities at the park are outdated and in need of attention. This project replaces the playground equipment and makes upgrades to the facilities.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Shreveport Parks, Recreation, Public Bldgs
Projected Cost: $4M

After personnel expenses and utility costs for public buildings are deducted, SPAR has about $3 million remaining for building maintenance, park management, rec center programming, and swimming pool costs. This project funds repairs and renovations at city properties, like the roof at Ford Park and interior renovations at the Public Works complex.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Citywide Parking Lot Overlays
Projected Cost: $635,000

Parking lots are the forgotten piece of the property. Therefore, they frequently suffer neglect. Parking lots at public buildings across the city are cracked and riddled with potholes. This project allocates funds to overlay parking lots at city properties across Shreveport.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Chris Hayes Outdoor & Building Upgrades
Projected Cost: $400,000

The Chris Hayes Recreational Center does not meet today's codes. The women’s restrooms do not have stalls. They are just open toilets. The park pavilion was destroyed by a storm several years ago. This project upgrades the building, facilities, and rebuilds the outdoor pavilion.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Sunset Acres Outdoor Recreation
Projected Cost: $150,000

Like many of Shreveport's parks, Sunset Acres playground and facilities are in dire need of improvements. This project upgrades the playground equipment and makes improvements to the Sunset Acres Recreational Center.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Riverview Theatre/Hall Phase 2 Renovation
Projected Cost: $1M

Riverview Hall is home to the Shreveport Ballet, Opera, and the longest continually running Symphony Orchestra in the State of Louisiana, the Shreveport Symphony. This project repairs the HVAC system and the roof, and refurbishes the stage. In short, this project is an investment in the arts that enriches our community.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Sportran Transit Shelter Project
Projected Cost: $1.375M

There are over 800 bus stops in the City of Shreveport. Only 100 are covered. Many people who use public transit to get to work or to a doctor's appointment are exposed to Shreveport’s extreme heat and violent storms. This project remedies that by seeking to pair the $1.375 million with a Federal match to bring the number of sheltered stops closer to 400.

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Police, Fire, SPAR
Fairgrounds Field Demolition
Projected Cost: $1M

Fairgrounds Field was built more than 30 years ago. It has outlived its glory days. Many organizations have approached the City about utilizing Fairgrounds Field over the years, but the structural and cosmetic needs make the venue cost-prohibitive. An empty lot would do more to encourage economic development, and it would be a more attractive view from I-20.

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Streets & Drainage
Citywide Roadway Improvements (streets, bridges, traffic signals)
Project Cost: $33.96M

Shreveport's roads are peppered with potholes and the traffic system is antiquated and unintuitive. This project invests in a modern traffic control system. It also funds roadway improvements, which includes asphalt overlays, concrete panel replacement, and reconstructions where necessary.

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Streets & Drainage
Linwood Overpass
Projected Costs: $16M

The Linwood Overpass bridge was built in 1950. The bridge is in critical condition. It has to be inspected every six months. The next inspection could find something that requires the bridge be shut down. Therefore, this project is of vital importance

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Streets and Drainage
Cooper Road Ditch (MLK Ditch)
Projected Amount: $6M

Another need in North Shreveport is the earthen channel known as the "Cooper Road Ditch." This project widens the ditch and fills in a portion with concrete, improving drainage and the appearance, as well as provides the city with an opportunity to replace the bridge.

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Streets & Drainage
MLK Area-Wide Roadway Improvements
Projected Amount: $10.4M

The MLK neighborhood in North Shreveport has critical needs that cannot be postponed. The roads are in disrepair. This project sets funds aside specifically for roadway improvements throughout the MLK area.

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Streets & Drainage
Heavy Equipment
Projected Cost: $1.5M

The heavy equipment used by streets and drainage is old and has outlived its usefulness. It spends a lot of time in the shop, slowing response time to citizen requests and racking up maintenance costs. This project will replace old equipment and increase the city's capacity to respond to the needs of the citizens.

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Streets & Drainage
Citywide Drainage Improvements
Projected Cost: $10M

Flooding is a problem in low-lying parts of Shreveport. This project continues the City’s practice of using bond funds for the assessment, design, and construction of drainage improvement projects. This project will repair pipes and paved ditches throughout the city.

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