The Metropolitan Council is currently holding meetings via video conference. All meetings are being streamed on the City of Baton Rouge Facebook page, the City-Parish website (brla.gov), anD Metro Channel 21.
Please see the Meetings and Agendas page for the most up-to-date information on upcoming meeting agendas.
to submit a public comment on an agenda item, please fill out this form.
- 4 p.m.
- 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month
- Council Chambers
222 Saint Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Mayor Broome presents six financial-planning virtual workshops to help citizens manage their money during and after the COVID-19 crisis. The first will air online at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Read on...
Public meetings are banned by order of the governor due to the epidemic, but the Metro Council will address certain matters in a livestream virtual meeting. The public can watch it live online, and public comments can be submitted via an online form. Read on...
Public meetings are cancelled due to the COVID-19 epidemic, but EBR residents can submit input on Metropolitan Council agendas via an online form. Submissions will be considered public record. Read on...
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes.
The Metropolitan Council acts as the governing authority for the City and Parish of East Baton Rouge. Its authority is exercised over the City and Parish General Funds, all districts created by the Council, the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District, the Public Transportation Commission, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sewerage Control Commission, and the Greater Baton Rouge Parking Authority. The Council acts as the official policy-making board for all of the above. It is required by The Plan of Government to hold meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The Council also conducts committee meetings on alternating Wednesdays and special meetings, whenever they are deemed necessary.
Addressing the City Council
Citizens may speak during Public Hearings at Metropolitan Council meetings by completing a Request to Speak Form (PDF) and presenting it to the Public Information Coordinator near the podium prior to the start of the meeting before 4:30 p.m. Groups that wish to address the same issue are encouraged to select a spokesperson. Each citizen will be given three minutes to speak.
To establish policy for the city, the parish, and the districts under its authority to adopt the annual budgets for the City and Parish General Funds and all districts requiring such action of the Council to appoint the members of various boards and commissions, as necessary and to provide for the continued growth of East Baton Rouge Parish through establishment of zoning policy and regulations.