Operation Fresh Start

Operation Fresh Start Save the Date

you can make a difference

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is hosting the next installment of Operation Fresh Start. The Saturday community-led clean-up and beautification events are followed by a week of City-Parish DPW crews focusing on clearing trash, cutting grass, eliminating blight, and improving corridors throughout the parish. Click here to volunteer to help clean up a local neighborhood.

If you or your organization are interested in leading cleanup and beautification of a site in your community, please sign up here.

combatting blight

Operation Fresh Start is part of the Mayor-President’s comprehensive strategy to combat blight in East Baton Rouge Parish. The effort was kicked off in 2018, and is held quarterly at various locations throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. Operation Fresh Start has yielded the following results for the community:

  • Disposal of over 400 tons of trash and debris from our community
  • Removal of over 6,300 illegally dumped tires
  • Removal of over 3,100 bags of litter
  • 171 potholes filled
  • Removal of over 34,000 pounds of broken concrete
  • Removal of 140 illegally placed signs

For more information, please contact Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Rowdy Gaudet at rowdy@brla.gov.


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