Hike for Ruston’s electric rates proposed

An ordinance set to be introduced at next Monday’s meeting of Ruston’s Board of Aldermen would increase the city’s residential electric rates significantly, if approved.

The amendment to ordinance 27-126 and 27-127 would hike the rate from $0.035/kilowatt-hour to $0.0485/kwh. Additionally, a provision that gives customers a lower rate from November through April will be eliminated.

Rates for customers other than residential will also be increased.

See here the proposed ordinance.

The council meeting is scheduled for 5:30 PM, Monday, October 3, Ruston City Hall, 401 North Trenton.

Here is the agenda.


29 Responses to “Hike for Ruston’s electric rates proposed”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    RonnyWorld bailout continues…

  2. Anonymous Says:

    What is the justification for a municipality owning and operating an electrical utility? Kingdom building?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Your alderman are a joke.

    Years ago, a group went to two of your alderman wanting a change in one of the city’s ordinances. Both of those alderman stated they’d do whatever the mayor wanted.

    As usual, your representatives do not represent you, but you simple people will never do anything about it.

    Enjoy your baseball fields.

  4. Common+Sense Says:

    I hope more is going to come out about the justification for this increase- like the power distribution budget showing a need for the increase. Because what it looks like is the city trying to raise more money for the ballpark. They are already transferring money out of the electrical surplus to fund the ballpark. This electrical increase and the ambulance/rescue increase should keep the ballpark operating for a few years.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Gigging us once again. Hasn’t even been a month since they added a fee to electric bills for ambulance service. Highest taxes around as well.

    • Anonymous Says:

      That sports complex is so dumb. Will be so glad when a new mayor comes in. Four more years of this aging five times married guy. We need a younger less ballpark more responsible one. More stable .

      • Anonymous Says:

        You needed Bill Elmore but he wouldn’t lie to you so you voted for runny. Got what you had coming.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Hell even Perritt was better than Runny.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Have to disagree with that. Ronny’s problem is spending too much money. Perritt’s problem was spending too much money on her friends.

            • Anonymous Says:

              You don’t think his friends benefit from his spending? He’s worse than handing out $50 checks like Perritt did.

              • Anonymous Says:

                Sports complex built by outside contractors. Give examples of how “friends” have benefited.

                • Anonymous Says:

                  Tell us Ronnie. Tell us all about the people who have benefitted from you carelessly spending taxpayer money. Please.

                • Anonymous Says:

                  Friends did build the monstermoto building, on which the
                  Ciry is still paying $30k per month lease, for ever?

      • Anonymous Says:

        Yeah. Tell us Ronny. Who benefits from your reckless spending?

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Who benefits? Well to name names – it looks very much like Doug Postel got a beneficial contract out of the mayor…do you think that’s the only person?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Probably not. But if he’s such good friends with the mayor then maybe he can negotiate an ambulance deal that doesn’t screw Lincoln Parish Citizens. He took the job the way he got it. Man up. Prove to us citizens that you deserved to get that job the way you got it.

      • Anonymous Says:

        “But if he’s such good friends with the mayor then maybe he can negotiate an ambulance deal that doesn’t screw Lincoln Parish Citizens.”

        LP citizens have been screwing Ruston citizens for decades. Just b/c you have been getting away with theft for so long and now need to pay up doesn’t mean you are getting screwed. When it’s all said and done, RFD proposals are still MUCH cheaper than the alternative, that should open your eyes, but it won’t.

        • Anonymous Says:

          Theft? And what do you call what Ronny’s doing. Thievery under the guise of authority. That’s what that is. Unchecked political power. All of us let that happen.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Pafford and LPFD are requesting close to $1million a year for those same services RFD did for $30k a year for decades. You don’t think something is wrong with that? LOL, what a joke.

            • Anonymous Says:

              And that’s not a knock on Pafford/LPFD, that’s proof the city was getting absolutely ripped off by the parish for all these years. Even the city’s new proposal is considered a rip-off (meaning city is getting ripped off) when you compare Pafford/LPFD to the table.

          • Anonymous Says:

            Paramedics ain’t gonna do it for $8 an hour like ya’ll expect them to, those ambulances ain’t cheap either.

            • Anonymous Says:

              Paramedics need to earn a lot more the $8/hr. What does Runny get paid? That’s what all paramedics need to make. They help people. Walker? I’ll let you figure that out.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    So sick of the increases in taxes, fees, add-ons, etc. Ready to vote out any and all who support this rate hike.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Worst possible time to ask the citizens for more money. Inflation out the roof, recession ahead.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Just say no, city council.

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