The East Baton Rouge Parish, Office of Public Information, operates the local Government Channel Metro21 on Cox Cable Channel 21 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99. Metro21 is a 24-hour cable channel that broadcasts to 150,000 households in East Baton Rouge Parish.
About the Channel
The channel provides information to the public about city services and activities including:
Weekly Metropolitan Council meetings
East Baton Rouge Parish School Board meetings
Library Board meetings
Local events such as community meetings, road work updates, and job opportunities
Planning and Zoning Commission meetings
On a daily basis, the Arts Showcase can be seen, offering viewers video samplings of art, music, ballet, theatrical performances and classic film. This is broadcast by satellite and made available free to Metro21.
In case of an emergency, Metro21 will broadcast valuable information to the public 24 hours a day, throughout the event. Information will be broadcast live or tape delayed, during emergencies such as hurricanes, flooding, chemical spills, etc.
Our goal is to expose as many people as possible to the workings of local government so that they will know about the services provided by the City-Parish and how each citizen can make a contribution to their community.
Displaying Community Events on Metro21
To have your event posted on the city's Government TV Channel bulletin page (on Metro21), email us all your information. Submissions posted at the discretion of East Baton Rouge Parish Public Information, Metro21 Government Channel.