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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Mayor Broome Forms International Relations Commission

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 14, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the re-establishment of the Mayor’s International Relations Commission. The purpose of the Commission is to create and main...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Baton Rouge Named Recipient of 2018 Government Experience Award

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 12, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Baton Rouge has received the Center for Digital Government’s 2018 Government Experience Award.

The annual Government Ex...

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Posted on: September 11, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

To kick off a healthy school year, Mayor Broome is challenging 6th to 8th grade students to enter an essay contest as part of Move with Mayor Broome. Thirty students will be selected to win an afternoon of rock climbing with the mayor on Tuesday, October ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2018

2018 International GIS Day Pre-Registration Now Open

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 6, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that pre-registration is now open for the fourth annual International GIS Day event in Baton Rouge. All middle and high schoo...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Mayor Broome to Lead Fitness Groups Toward Heart Health

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 5, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will join forces with ten mayors from around the nation as they Move with the Mayor™ throughout the month of September. This campaig...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2018

Mayor Broome Announces 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment

BATON ROUGE, LA — August 28, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome unveiled the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). Under her leadership, the five major hospitals in East Baton Rouge Parish developed the nation’s only joint CHNA an...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Baton Rouge Announces Tool to Help Eradicate Blight

City-Parish Using Data to Accelerate Mayor’s Blight Strike Force 

BATON ROUGE, LA — August 2, 2018 — In February, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome formed the Blight Strike Team, a collaboration between co...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2018

City-Parish Completes Phase I of Stormwater Master Plan

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 31, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that Phase I of the Stormwater Master Plan is complete.

Phase I resulted in three primary deliverables:

• A preliminary regional hyd...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2018

MOVE with Mayor-President Broome, a New Healthy BR Initiative

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 30, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the creation of Move with Mayor Broome, an initiative focused on improving the health of Baton Rouge residents through physical exercise.

Move with Mayor Broome, an ini...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2018

Baton Rouge Welcomes On-Demand Delivery App Postmates

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 25, 2018 — Today, Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Postmates, the on-demand delivery service, named Baton Rouge as one of its new homes. The Silicon Valley tech platform recently annou...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2018

City-Parish Seeks Firm to Launch Bikeshare in 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 24, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the City-Parish is seeking a firm to start a bikeshare program, which is expected to improve the quality of life and offer transportation alternatives in...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2018

Mayor Broome Brings ACE Training to Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 18, 2018 — Today, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s Healthy City Initiative, in partnership with The Louisiana Adverse Childhood Experiences Educator Program and the Louisiana ACE Initiative, announ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2018

Keen Independent Research Selected to Conduct Disparity Study

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 16, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the City-Parish intends to award a contract to Keen Independent Research to conduct its disparity study subject to successful contrac...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Red Stick Ready Day Set for Saturday, July 14, at Mall of Louisiana

The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) will host the Annual Red Stick Ready Day at the Mall of Louisiana on Saturday, July 14th, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

 

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Posted on: June 30, 2018

Statement by the Mayor-President on the Death of Councilman Amoroso

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 30, 2018 — It is with deep sadness that I inform our parish of the tragic death of Councilman Buddy Amoroso. Buddy was a colleague and a friend, and a true example of a dedicated public servant.

This tragic loss will be felt...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Mayor Broome Launches Vendor Self-Service Portal

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 25, 2018 — This morning, Mayor Broome announced the launch of the Vendor Self Service (VSS) portal, a new website that streamlines the processes used by vendors to register and do business with the City-...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Baton Rouge Named 'Most Water Wise City' in U.S., Led by Students at Southeast Middle School

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 13, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Baton Rouge has been named the “Most Water Wise City” in the nation, which comes after a month-long competition during the month of April 2018 in which hundreds o...

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Posted on: June 12, 2018

Broome Administration Launches Robocall Tool to Deter Illegal Road Signs

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 12, 2018 — Baton Rouge has a new weapon to battle illegal signs that litter curbs, poles, and public rights-of-way throughout the parish. Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that roboca...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Statement by the Mayor-President on St. George

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 11, 2018 — City of St. George organizers presented new, inaccurate findings regarding the city-parish’s finances during today’s Baton Rouge Press Club meeting. To correct the misinfor...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2018

Mayor Broome Announces EMS Mental Health Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 6, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the creation of the East Baton Rouge Parish EMS Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team. The CISM team provides quality support to ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2018

AT&T Louisiana Donates $40,000 to Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 24, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that AT&T Louisiana has contributed $40,000 to the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program as part of AT&T Aspire, the company’s philanthropic initiati...

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Summer Youth Employment program 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 ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Mayor Broome to Host Fifth Annual Family Fit Day on Saturday, May 19

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 16, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Healthy BR, BREC, Humana, Ochsner Health System, and Our Lady of the Lake invite residents to attend the Fifth Annual Baton Rouge Family Fit Day on Saturda...

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Family Fit Day Flyer Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2018

MOHSEP Awarded Highest Honor by Emergency Management Accreditation Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 9, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) was recently evaluated by the Emergency Management Accreditatio...

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MOHSEP Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2018

Mayor Broome Launches Buy Baton Rouge Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 4, 2018 — In celebration of Small Business Week, Mayor Broome kicked off Buy Baton Rouge, a new program aimed at encouraging purchases of goods and services from local businesses throughout the c...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

Mayor Broome Presents Hurricane Awareness Tour 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 2, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), and the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport will host the 2018 National ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Mayor’s Women’s Advancement Commission to Launch Survivor Listening Sessions

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 30, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and her Women’s Advancement Commission announced a series of Survivor Listening Sessions that will be held throughout the Baton Rouge com...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Mayor's Statement on the River Center Library

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 26, 2018 — There are two parties involved in the construction of the River Center Branch Library. WHLC Architecture – Schwartz/Silver, a joint venture, is the architect of record tasked with t...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2018

Mayor Broome's Statement on River Center Library Work

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 23, 2018 — Today, the WHLC design team provided my administration with an update regarding the River Center Branch Library. We learned that large equipment will be required to complete the remedial work on the building. As...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2018

Statement by the Mayor-President on the River Center Branch Library

The River Center Branch Library, which is currently under construction on North Boulevard, experienced a settlement event at approximately 4:45pm this afternoon. As a precautionary measure, the surrounding streets and businesses were closed to the public....

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Saturday's Clean Sweep EBR Day CANCELED

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 13, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday that Clean Sweep EBR Day, a parish-wide cleanup initiative scheduled for Saturday, April 14, has been canceled due to the threat of thund...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Baton Rouge Wins IDC 2018 Smart Cities North America Award

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 13, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome announced that Baton Rouge is the winner of an IDC Smart Cities North America Award for its Public Safety Common Operational Platform (PSCOP), a digital app...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Mayor Broome, Community Partners Utilize Rapid Rehousing Funds for Homelessness Initiative

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 11, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the results of the Homelessness to Housing Initiative, a program aimed at securing permanent housing for citizens previously living beneath the North Bouleva...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Mayor Broome, STAR Invite the Community to Start By Believing

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 3, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome and Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response® (STAR) invite the community to show their support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence ...

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Start by Believing Action Kit Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2018

Statement by the Mayor-President on Alton Sterling investigation

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 30, 2018 — Today, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul concluded his administrative investigation and has made a decision in the Alton Sterling case. 

I have placed my trust in Chief Paul and fully support his decision. I a...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2018

Mayor Broome’s Remarks Regarding AG Decision in Alton Sterling Case

The attorney general has made a decision based on a possible criminal act.

My continued sympathy and prayers go out to the Sterling family who have been waiting for justice and closure for nearly two years.

My thanks, appreciation, and gratitude go to every...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Join Mayor Broome for Clean Sweep EBR Day on Saturday, June 23

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 22, 2018 — Join Mayor Broome in partnership with Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, Visit Baton Rouge, and alongside metro council members, local business leaders, and community partners to pick up litter aroun...

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Mayor Broome Kicks off Economic Development Listening Tour

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 21, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the start of an economic development listening tour aimed at addressing workforce development challenges faced by local businesses.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2018

City-Parish Releases RFP for Citywide Disparity Study

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 19, 2018 — Mayor Sharon Weston Broome today announced the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge has released a request for proposals (RFP) to provide technical and administrative support for the development of a ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Mayor Broome's Statement on Fallen Officer

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 13, 2018 — I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of the Zachary firefighter and policeman who lost his life while bravely serving his community. I join all of East Baton Rouge Parish in expressing my gratitude for his s...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2018

City-Parish to Stage HESCO Baskets along Downtown Levee

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 8, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that as a precautionary measure, East Baton Rouge Parish will deploy HESCO protection baskets this weekend along a small section of the do...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Mayor Broome Proposes Cost-Effective Alternatives to TramLinkBR

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 27, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that her administration would not move forward with the TramLinkBR project as initially envisioned. Instead, she will work with CATS and other ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Mayor Broome Appoints Director of Environmental Services

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 26, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the appointment of Richard Speer, P.E., as Director of Environmental Services.

In this role, Mr. Speer will oversee the operations of t...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2018

Mayor Broome launches New City-Parish Website to Serve as Digital Front Door for Local Government

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 26, 2018 — In line with her commitment to transparency, technology, and digital citizen engagement, Mayor Broome announced this morning the launch of the City-Parish’s new website, BRLA.gov.  The new site replaces the f...

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Posted on: February 22, 2018

Mayor Broome Announces Cradle to K Parent Club

 BATON ROUGE, LA — February 22, 2018 — Today, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced the creation of the Cradle to K Parent Club, the second phase of her Cradle to K initiative.The Cradle to K Parent Club brings parents together in a suppo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 15, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the creation of a Blight Strike Team tasked with reviewing the blight elimination process and recommending administrative changes to i...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor visits officer who was shot on 2/11/18 call

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 12, 2018 — Last night, one of our own BRPD officers sustained gunshot injuries while responding to a call on Lettsworth Street. I immediately went to the hospital once I was made aware of the inciden...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Over 1,000 Free Smoke Alarms Installed in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 30, 2018 — In response to the spike in fire-related accidents in the early days of 2018, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome championed an initiative to distribute free smoke alarms to residents of East Baton...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Broome Administration Announces $1M Award for St. Vincent de Paul Shelter

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 29, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that $1M in disaster recovery funds will be dedicated to the expansion of St. Vincent de Paul’s Day and Disaster/Emergency Sh...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Broome Introduces Resolution Opposing Rent Charged to FEMA MHU Occupants

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 19, 2018 — Mayor Broome has introduced a resolution to the East Baton Rouge Metropolitan Council opposing FEMA’s decision to charge rent to citizens still occupying a Manufactured Housing Unit as a r...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

EBR Joins Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers

BATON ROUGE, LA – January 23 2018 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that the Parish of East Baton Rouge is taking a long-needed step to hold accountable the companies responsible for dumping millions of do...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Broome to Sign Fast-Track Cities Treaty at HIV Summit

BATON ROUGE, LA. — January 18, 2018 — On Saturday, January 20, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will host an HIV Summit at the BRCC Magnolia Theatre from 8:30am — 1:30pm. The Summit will be led by Mayor Broome, Natalie Co...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Issues Statement on Closure of Sam's Club

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 12, 2018 — My office was informed yesterday of the closure of Sam’s Club at 9598 Cortana Place. Sam's Club is closing 63 stores nationwide, attributing the decision to the need to better fulfill onli...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Issues Statement on Buckskin ''Bill'' Black

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 12, 2018 — I am deeply saddened by the loss of the beloved Buckskin Bill, Mr. William “Bill” Black. So many in our community have fond memories of Buckskin Bill and his cherished t...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor-President Broome Announces Women’s Advancement Commission

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 11, 2018 — Today Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the creation of her Women’s Advancement Commission which will promote policies and services that address and respond to the needs of wo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Broome Administration Announces Two New Hires

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 3, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is pleased to announce two new additions to her administration. As of today, the Mayor-President announces Veneeth Iyengar as Assistant Chief A...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Murphy Paul to be sworn in as new Baton Rouge Police Chief

BATON ROUGE, LA. — Murphy Paul, recently selected by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to be Chief of the Baton Rouge Police Department, will be officially sworn in on Monday, January 8. The ceremony, which is open to the p...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Over 1,000 Free Smoke Alarms Installed in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 30, 2018 — In response to the spike in fire-related accidents in the early days of 2018, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome championed an initiative to distribute free smoke alarms to residents of East Baton...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Mayor Broome Issues Preventive Tips Regarding Influenza

BATON ROUGE, La. — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Mayor’s Healthy City Initiative, in collaboration with local healthcare partners, are providing citizens with preventive tips and information about the ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2017

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

BATON ROUGE, La. — December 12, 2017 — The East Baton Rouge Metro Council today approved Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s 2018 budget. The General Fund operating budget of $319 million has less than a 1 percent increase...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Executive Order to Expand Small Business Participation in City-Parish Contracts

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 13, 2017 — In accordance with her commitment to equitable progress and prosperity across East Baton Rouge Parish, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today issued an executive order to expand efforts to increase the enterprise...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Baton Rouge Ranked Fifth Most Digital City in U.S. Among Mid-Sized Cities

BATON ROUGE, La. – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today announced that Baton Rouge has been named the fifth most digital city in the U.S. by the Center for Digital Government among cities with a population of 125,000 to 249,999. This disti...

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