News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: May 17, 2018

Teen Volunteers, City Workers to Participate in Corridor Beautification Project May 19

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 17, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the next Corridor Beautification effort, in partnership with DOTD, the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, and Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful. The cleanup and beautification efforts will take place at the Plank Road and Evangeline Street corridor on Saturday, May 19, from 7:30 a.m.  to 11 a.m.

For the Plank/Evangeline effort, a student service team from Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School will assist with the litter cleanup effort in the area. The cleanup and beautification effort will focus on the I-110 exit (Exit 4) at Evangeline Street, east along Evangeline Street to Plank Road, then north on Plank Road to Airline Highway.

“I am firmly committed to efforts to improve the appearance of East Baton Rouge Parish, particularly along these high-visibility corridors. Community clean-up efforts not only move us in the that direction, they remind us to be stewards of a cleaner community,” said Mayor Broome. “I look forward to our teams joining the students from Cristo-Rey to demonstrate our commitment to a litter-free Baton Rouge.”

The effort by the City-Parish’s Department of Maintenance crews will focus on litter cleanup, removing broken curbs and sidewalks, eliminating debris, picking up illegal signs, and cutting overgrown grass. Crews will also be filling potholes in the area and cleaning trash and debris in the surrounding neighborhoods.

 “We remain committed to transforming our city’s quality of place so that our surroundings are just as welcoming to visitors and residents alike as our people and culture,” said Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber. “Through intentional projects like this, we hope to ingrain policy and practices to support long-term enhancement of the parish’s physical appearance.”

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: July 19, 2021

City-Parish Monitoring Invest 92L

Posted on: June 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: June 11, 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 Begins

Posted on: June 1, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: May 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Posted on: April 26, 2021

Winter Storm Debris Removal Underway

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Emergency Shelters and City-Parish Offices

Posted on: February 16, 2021

Curfew Issued for East Baton Rouge Parish

Posted on: February 15, 2021


Posted on: October 27, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Citizen Data Academy

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geaux Get Healthy Launches Year Three

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Stormwater Master Plan Virtual Open House

Posted on: September 2, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Tropical Weather Trending

Posted on: July 23, 2020

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019


Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019


Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019


Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019


Posted on: May 30, 2019


Posted on: April 24, 2019


Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019


Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017