The Ruston Council passed an emergency ordinance at its March 19th meeting that immediately suspended any and all new development in the commercial zones within town. It appears this may also mean no business licenses will be allowed for any new businesses.
The council is holding a special hearing at their meeting tonight to extend what they define as an emergency moritorium on all new development for six more months. All vacant storefronts may have to remain vacant while the planning comission continues to study the issue of how to keep the residentail nature of Ruston entact while still allowing property owners to develop their property. The meeting starts at 7pm at the Mary Joyce Community Center, 5219 N. Shirley Street.
Link to tonight's agenda
Link to Ordinance 1406 - Extending the Emergency Moratorium on New Development