Press Room

  1. Mayor Broome highlights EBR public safety investments at inaugural Louisiana Public Safety Summit

    She announced her request to the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council to approve an additional $200,000 to EBR District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office to help clear remaining DNA backlogs so that those cases can go to trial more quickly. Read on...
  2. Brighten Up Baton Rouge Trash Receptacles for Spanish Town Parade

    Following this weekend's parade festivities, the receptacles will be redistributed to various locations within the downtown area. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome and Chief Morse Address Recent Gun Violence

    Mayor Broome’s approach to public safety includes law enforcement, community-based public safety, and mental health. The efforts to end cycles of violence have resulted in a 34% decline in gun deaths and non-fatal shootings in the past 2 years. Read on...
  4. MOVEBR celebrates South Choctaw (Flannery – Central Thruway) Ribbon Cutting

    South Choctaw will be widened from two lanes to four 12-foot lanes for a 1-mile stretch, making it four lanes from Airline Highway to the Central Thruway. Read on...
  5. EmployBR launches Free Certified Nursing Assistant Training Pilot Program

    Eligible EBR residents can enroll in tuition-subsidized classes with a flexible schedule. Read on...
  1. Mayor Broome Releases 2023 Open Data Policy Report

    The 2023 report highlights the City-Parish’s focus on leveraging data and analytics to improve transparency, services, and operational efficiencies in priority areas like blight remediation, public safety, stormwater, and drainage. Read on...
  2. Hearts for Heroes: Honoring Veterans in East Baton Rouge Parish

    Residents are invited to submit veterans' names and branches for the Valentine's Day display at Davis Rhorer Plaza behind City Hall. Read on...
  3. Mayor Broome Announces Street Lighting Upgrade Project

    Third Street, Scenic Highway, and St. Gerard Street have had a total of 124 fixtures upgraded with LED bulbs. Read on...
  4. Mayor Broome Appoints New Chief of Staff and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

    Julie Baxter Payer will serve as Chief of Staff, and Trina Carolina Hall is Assistant Chief Administrative Officer over Public Works. Read on...
  5. Mayor Broome Announces Reduction in Overdose Deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish

    Programs such as When You Are Ready and Peers on Point have helped lower the overdose fatality rate by 8.68% since 2021. Read on...
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