Operation Fresh Start

Operation Fresh Start July 20 2019 (1)


Mayor Sharon Weston Broome hosts the quarterly, community-led Saturday beautification events. They are followed by a week of City-Parish public works crews focusing on clearing trash, cutting grass, eliminating blight, and improving corridors throughout the parish.

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 845 tons of trash and debris from our community
  • Removal of over 8,200 illegally dumped tires
  • Removal of over 3,100 bags of litter
  • 125 street signs replaced
  • 275 potholes filled
  • Removal of over 34,000 pounds of broken concrete
  • Removal of 2,687 illegally placed signs

The next installment of Operation Fresh Start will be held in the first quarter of 2020. For more information, please contact Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Rowdy Gaudet at rowdy@brla.gov.

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