Public Hearing Information
Members of the public who wish to observe the meeting or comment on public hearing items on the agenda may do so by reporting to the River Center branch library, 4th floor meeting room (250 North Blvd.). The meeting begins at 5:00 p.m. Capacity of the meeting room is 100 people. Masks or face coverings are mandatory, and distancing protocols will be enforced.
Comments submitted via the online form prior to 4:00pm of the meeting date, will be compiled by position (for/against) and the total number will be announced before the item’s public hearing
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Public hearing items are open to community input.
Prior to the Planning Commission public meeting, notices are published, posted on site, and/or mailed to property owners within a certain distance of the subject property as required by the Unified Development Code and State Law.
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PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION AND TIME
Applicants and members of the public who wish to observe the meeting or comment on public hearing items on the agenda may do so by reporting to the River Center Branch Library, 4th floor meeting room (250 North Blvd.) The Planning Commission meeting will only be interactive with the digital broadcast at the River Center Branch Library meeting room.
All comments will be streamed live to the Metropolitan Council Chambers and broadcast here, Metro 21 (Cox Channel 21 and AT&T Channel 99), and the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge Facebook page (via Facebook Live).
Applicant and applicant representatives for the proposal will speak first for a period not to exceed 15 minutes. Those members of the public desiring to speak on a particular item should refer to a meeting agenda and fill out a request to speak form.
Once the item is announced, each person’s name who has filled out a form will be called on to speak. Proponents will speak, then the opponents. Each speaker will not be allowed more than three minutes. The speakers are requested to consolidate their remarks and avoid duplication in their presentations. Applicants will be allowed a total period of five minutes for rebuttal.
If the Planning Commission recommendation is to:
Approve. If the case requires Metropolitan Council approval, the proposal will be forwarded to the Metropolitan Council for a public hearing and adoption of an ordinance. If the case requires Planning Commission approval only, you may move forward and apply for construction plans or permits following transmittal of approval to all appropriate agencies.
Defer. Your application may be deferred because the Planning Commission recommends further study. Deferrals by the Planning Commission are granted on a 30 or 60 day basis. For more information on the deferral process, consult the Goals, Policies and Procedures for the Planning Commission of East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Baton Rouge
Deny. If the vote is unanimous you may submit an application on the same property to the Planning Commission after the amount of time detailed in Chapter 3 of The Unified Development Code.
Deny, If the vote is not unanimous, and if the case requires Metropolitan Council approval, the proposal will be forwarded to the Metropolitan Council for a public hearing.