Shreveport blight: The mayor and the slum lord

SHREVEPORT, La. — Mayor Tom Arceneaux says he is making it a priority to crack down on blighted property in Shreveport. One of the city’s biggest alleged slumlords — who the Arceneaux administration describes as a “repeat offender” of property standards violations that include lack of running water, sewage backups, mold, crumbling buildings and rodent infestation at three apartment complexes — was briefly one of Arceneaux’s clients when he was a practicing attorney prior to becoming mayor.

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