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Highland Restoration Association and Heliopolis Magazine will host a public forum for City Council District B candidates on Thursday, September 20th.

The forum will be held at 6 p.m. at Fairfield Studios, 1508 Fairfield Ave. in Shreveport and is free and open to the public. All five candidates – James G. Carstensen, LeVette Fuller, Craig B. Lee, Laura McLemore, and Wendy Vance – have confirmed their attendance.

Organizers hope this will be an opportunity for candidates to connect with Highland residents on issues impacting the neighborhood.

“Crime, property neglect and deteriorating infrastructure are key issues impacting our historic neighborhood,” said Michele Marcotte, president of Highland Restoration Association. “This forum is a chance for residents to hear what candidates have to say about these issues and more.”

The candidates each will have an opportunity to introduce themselves and will then be asked a series of pre-submitted questions from residents, business owners, and other stakeholders on issues impacting Highland. Members of the public are encouraged to submit their questions online using the form below or via email to

The forum will be moderated by HRA member and Heliopolis contributor Madison Poche and live streamed on the Heliopolis Page on Facebook.

Parking is available on the 1500 block of Fairfield Avenue. Additional parking can be found in the lot on the corner of Fairfield Ave. and Jordan St. as well as the lot at the corner of Fairfield Ave. and Jacobs St.

What, Where, and When

City Council District B Candidate Forum
Presented by Highland Restoration Association and Heliopolis Magazine
Fairfield Studios, 1508 Fairfield Ave
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., forum begins at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

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