Walker: “Shop Ruston & Lincoln Parish First”

Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker ended last night’s meeting of the Board of Aldermen with a plea for everyone to shop locally and to frequent the area’s eating places.

Said Walker, “Remember to shop our restaurants…we need to do more of shopping Ruston and Lincoln Parish first.”

He added that anyone contemplating voluntary medical procedures should consider Lincoln General Hospital, as it was one of the best facilities in the state.

One of the unforeseen effects of the Covid-19 panic has been that many people have foregone elective surgeries and regular doctor visits. That has resulted in significant job losses among medical personnel around the country.

Walker’s remarks followed City Treasurer Julie Keen’s report on the city’s finances.

Keen reported that the total March sales taxes decreased about $147 thousand, and the hotel/restaurant tax decreased about $50 thousand, or about 28%. That tax is the funding source for the bonds used to build phase II of the sports complex.

She noted that the April sales tax figures would likely be even lower.

Earlier in the meeting, the council adopted a revised penalties and violations amendment to the city’s code of ordinances.

See here the document.

One Response to “Walker: “Shop Ruston & Lincoln Parish First””

  1. Anonymous Says:

    He should have ignored the unconstitutional lockdown and Ruston wouldn’t be in as bad a predicament. I didn’t vote for the stupid complex. Anyone surprised? It’s the people’s fault ultimately. Reap what you sowed Ruston.

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