Feb 9, 2011 10:21 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Residents of Opelousas will pay higher rental fees for some city facilities. Fees will increase to $350 for the Louis A. Butler Sr. Convention Center and the Teen Center
at South Park, and $300 for the Civic Center at South Park, the
smallest of the three venues.
The increase takes effect immediately, following Tuesday night's unanimous approval by the city council. However, it will not affect
parties who reserved the facilities before the vote.
Councilman Julius Alsandor recommended the increase.
Alsandor tells The Daily World it's a small step toward curing
the city's $1 million shortfall in the budget.