Rumors are swirling that Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover will be resigning soon to take a position in President Elect Obama’s administration. I am not particularly opposed to this idea, not being a big fan of the Mayor’s to begin with. I feel that Glover has abused his power, especially when it comes to money- he bought that SUV with police money, and only returned it when it became a scandal.. and now there is the flap over travel expenses for him and his assistant Seaton. They have spent thousands more on travel this year than was budgeted, and city council members are reporting that personal items were charged to the city’s credit card.
The only problem with Glover leaving would be that, as president of the council, Joe Shyne would be the acting mayor until a special election could be held. If I dislike any council member, it would be this man. It amazes me constantly that the people of Shreveport would condescend to elect a man you was convicted of a felony- pardon or not.
Aside from this, I believe Glover’s resignation would open up an opportunity for Councilman Bryan Wooley to replace Glover as Shreveport’s Mayor. I would glady support him, now, or in the future. And if he won… well my district would need a new council representative. Mrs. Councilwoman… now there’s an idea 😉