Lake Charles City Council Race - District B

By Evan Johnson - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Luvertha August and Lionel H. Taylor both have a love for their community and want to help by serving as its next Lake Charles City Councilman.

Incumbent August spends much of her time on the telephone.  Now that she's a retired school worker, she uses her free time to help those in her district.  She vows to continue helping those in her community if she's re-elected.

Luvertha August says, "The people called and let me know of their concerns of the condition of their neighborhoods, the streets, and drainage.  All of those different things that meant a lot to them.  They wanted the quality of their neighborhoods to rise above what it was.  If I am elected, I will continue to work on their behalf."

Luvertha's opponent, Lionel H. Taylor, is also a school worker.  At the Calcasieu Career Center, Taylor works as a classroom aid and mentor to the students.  If he's elected, Taylor says he wants to develop the I-10 to Enterprise corridor.

Lionel H. Taylor says, "We're going to work to have national businesses and local businesses come in and be a part of the community and get that community feeling, along the lines of a flea market where you have small owner shops that are made personable.  After that is done, then I'm going to take care of the crime situation in the district and also the recreational facilities.  They're way too outdated."

Luvertha August and Lionel H. Taylor are the two candidates running for District B's one councilman seat.