Public Hearing Information

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PUBLIC HEARING LOCATION AND TIME

LOCATION

Planning Commission and Metropolitan Council Zoning meetings are held in room 348, 3rd floor, City Hall located at 222 St. Louis Street, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802

TIME

Planning Commission Meetings begin at 5pm

Metropolitan Council Zoning Meetings begin at 4pm.

remotely observing MEETINGS

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).

Applicants or a representative must attend in-person.

MEETING PROCEDURES

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.

Decision

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 onlyyou 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.