Written by Bill Robertson
Published May 3, 2021 in the Shreveport Times
This letter is directed to the people of south Shreveport and Bossier City, and all users of the aging Jimmie Davis Bridge.
Former Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover, now State Representative for District 4 in north and west Shreveport, is trying to correct a gross error made two years ago in the use of $100 million sent to north Louisiana from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement with BP.
Glover’s House Bill 645 restores the original use of that money to the shovel-ready project to replace Jimmie Davis Bridge. Everyone in the region who uses that bridge should call or write their legislators and tell them to back this bill.