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Monday, April 16, 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 Committee Meeting

When: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: Hinton Neighborhood Resource Center – 3805 12th St., Room 104


The first meeting of the LR CENT Committee will be held Wednesday, April 18th at 11:30. The Committee is charged with monitoring the spending of the additional revenue that will come as a result of the recently enacted one cent sales tax increase.


At this first meeting, City of Little Rock Department Directors will provide updates on how the sales tax dollars will help pay for operating expenses and capital projects. They are scheduled to make presentations at the following times.





11:30 – 11:45

Community Programs

11:45 – 12:00


12:00 – 12:15

Fleet Services

12:15 – 12:30

Housing & Neighborhood Programs

12:30 – 12:45

The Little Rock Zoo

12:45 – 1:00


The City departments that are not included at this meeting will make their presentations at the June meeting.

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 LR CENT Committee members will serve four year terms.


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