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Grigsby tells his side of the story to breakfast group

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The City of Shreveport's financial advisor, Calvin Grigsby, addressed a small group looking to hear his side of the story in the city's financial advisor debate today.

Grigsby attended the Tuesday morning breakfast club in downtown Shreveport. Grigsby says he does not owe the city any money, has proven to do good work benefiting the city's financial state and would like to continue the working relationship. Grigsby says this is all despite the majority of the city's councils refusal to work with him for what he sees as no justifiable reason. And that, he says leads him to believe that issues concerning him and his company, Grigsby and Associates are racially motivated. Mayor Cedric Glover, who as always maintained support of Grigsby and his work for the City of Shreveport, says he understands Grigsby feelings.

"If you look at it in terms of ability, If you look at it in terms of competency, if you look at it in terms of a history of being able to successfully address these issues, if you look at it as being able to overcome challenges and obstacles."

Grigsby says he wants an arbitrator to investigate the findings of audits to further prove he is innocent of any wrongdoing. "I'm not going to pay it back without having the issue resolved. I do not want on my record that I stole any money from the city when I know I did the work and I got all of the emails. None of my emails were destroyed. All of my emails are available."

Mayor Glover adds that previous financial advisors have made $2.8 million dollars worth of fees were made from financial transactions in just 2 years. Grigsby has worked under Glover's administration and has only made $1.2 million dollars over a little more than 6 years.

There is a law suit filed by the city council against Grigsby and Associates as well as a counter suit from Grigsby. 

We'll have more on this story and case as it develops.
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