Arthur Sampson is pictured above as he holds up a Coca-Cola can during Monday’s meeting of the Ville Platte City Council held at the Northside Civic Center. Sampson used the can along with other cans, bottles, and packs of cigarettes to illustrate how people have a choice of what products to buy if the price of another product increases. His argument and demonstration were in response to prior comments made by Councilman Bryant Riggs over the city raising its utility rates. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Utility rates on the rise

The Ville Platte City Council met Monday afternoon at the Northside Civic Center for its regular monthly meeting and unanimously voted to raise utility rates for residents and businesses.


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