UPDATED-In light of Port Allen Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter’s recent cancellation of an SUV ordered for the fire department against state contract, many Port Allen officials fear the city could lose its buying power on future state-contracted vehicles. However, Slaughter said the city is in no jeopardy of losing that buying power because the purchase order for the vehicle wasn’t valid to begin with.
In a lopsided vote in favor of the West Baton Rouge School Board, WBR residents decided during the April 6, 2013 election that the board earned the right to maintain a 15-mil property tax that has been in place for 10 years.
Port Allen Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter said she was “blindsided” by a state-contracted fire truck, a 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe, for the Port Allen Fire Department and refused to sign a check
Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl G. Purpera said Tuesday that his office has begun an audit into Port Allen Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter’s administration.