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Posted on: May 10, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Meeting for Metropolitan Council Districts 8 and 9

BATON ROUGE, La. — Monday, May 10, 2021 — Metropolitan Councilmember Denise Amoroso, District 8, and Metropolitan Councilmember Dwight Hudson, District 9, are hosting a joint Community Meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Jones Creek Branch Library, located at 6222 Jones Creek Road. 

The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of proposed amendments to the Plan of Government of the Parish of East Baton Rouge and City of Baton Rouge. Metropolitan Councilmember Rowdy Gaudet, District 3, will present the information regarding the proposed amendments. 

The Plan of Government Amendment Committee was created by the Metropolitan Council in September 2017. The committee, chaired by former Councilmember Donna Collins-Lewis, has proposed several amendments to the Plan of Government. The committee completed its work in June 2019.  

At the public meeting, citizens will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide input on the proposed amendments. Any amendments to the Plan of Government would first appear before the Metro Council for consideration. If approved, proposed amendments would then be placed on a parishwide ballot for consideration by the voters of East Baton Rouge Parish. 

Information about the proposed amendments to the East Baton Rouge Plan of Government, including a summary of the proposed amendments and links to videos of archived Plan of Government Amendment Committee meetings, is located at www.brla.gov/1257/Plan-of-Government

All members of the press and interested members of the public are invited to attend.

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