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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LR CENT Meeting Notice

Contact Information:

Meg Matthews

Public Relations Manager

(501) 371-4421 – office

(501) 804-4822 – cell



Media Advisory


What: LR CENT Meeting

When: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center – 3805 W. 12th St.


City of Little Rock Department Directors will provide updates on projects that use funds created by the recently passed 3/8 cent capital investment tax before the committee charged with monitoring this activity. This second meeting of the Little Rock Citizens Evaluation of New Tax (LR CENT) will be held Wednesday, June 20th at 11:30 at the Hinton NRC at 3805 West 12th Street.




Brief Overview of the City’s BID Process – Sara Lenehan

PIT Funding Update – Bruce Moore


11:30 – 11:45

Director of Public Works – Steve Beck


11:45 – 12:00

Fire Chief – Greg Summers


12:00 – 12:15

Director of Parks and Recreation – Truman Tolefree


12:15 – 12:30

Director of Planning and Development – Tony Bozynski


12:30 – 12:45

Director of Information Technology – Randy Foshee


12:45 – 1:00



The LR CENT Committee members are:


  • Dr. Sybil Jordan Hampton         Co-Chair
  • Gary Smith                               Co-Chair
  • Chrystal Gray                           Ward 1
  • Dr. Anika Whitfield                   Ward 2
  • Steve Strickland                        Ward 3
  • Kyle Demilt                               Ward 4
  • Peter McKinney O’Conor         Ward 5
  • Masheerah Tharpe                    Ward 6
  • Don Shellabarger                      Ward 7
  • Charles Blake                            At-Large
  • Khayyam Eddings                     At-Large
  • Troy Laha                                At-Large


The Mayor and Board of Directors appointed the diverse and engaged cache of Little Rock residents who serve on this committee. The last time Little Rock created an oversight committee was in 2004. The 11-member Project Progress Committee monitored progress of the $69 million bond program. The LR CENT Committee is working in a similar capacity to provide the utmost transparency. LR CENT has members from every Ward in the City of Little Rock.



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