Sales tax numbers mixed
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth cautioned that current revenue sources should not be taken for granted.
“There a life cycle on (oil and gas exploration),” Hollingsworth said. “It’s very easy for a public body, if it’s not careful, to get addicted to that extra income, and it’s awfully hard to wean yourself off, particularly if you make a lot of commitments like recurring debts or expenses.”
Growth was still enough for him to be positive.