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OPINION: Fueled by debt, Guillory’s budget proposes largest capital spending spree in city’s history

Mayor-President Guillory wants the City Council to approve a $406 million five year capital improvement program that would saddle the city with $180 million in new debt. Yet he hasn’t revealed plans, garnered public input, or addressed long-term maintenance liabilities for most of these projects. The City Council should tread carefully.

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7/20 Council Preview: Introducing budgets, building a new jail and redeveloping the Oil Center

Up for votes and discussion are a host of issues, including next year’s budget, how to spend the $83.5 million of fiscal recovery money, taking first steps to build a new jail, rezoning the Oil Center, investing $1 million in parks, and more.

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