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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

November 19, 2019 -- Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today announced a major milestone in her effort to bring a healthy food retail store to North Baton Rouge. The initiative not only addresses access to nutritional food for an underserved area, but ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

East Baton Rouge Parish Disparity Study Results Released

November 14, 2019 – The results of the 2019 East Baton Rouge City-Parish Disparity Study were released at Wednesday’s Metro Council meeting. The results reveal underutilization of small businesses in City-Parish contracts, par...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Center for Digital Government Names Baton Rouge Fifth Most Digital City in U.S.

BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 14, 2019 – Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the Center for Digital Government has named Baton Rouge a Top 10 Digital City for the fifth year in a row.

Baton Rouge placed fifth in this ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2019

South Louisiana Under a Hard Freeze Warning

BATON ROUGE, LA — Tuesday, November 12, 2019 — According to The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans, our area will be under a Hard Freeze Warning beginning at 8:00 p.m. tonight through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Temperatures will drop as ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

East Baton Rouge Parish All-Hazards Recovery Plan Unveiled

BATON ROUGE, La. – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s administration is unveiling the new East Baton Rouge Parish All-Hazards Recovery PlanThe plan provides a disaster recovery framework at the local level, with designated coordina...

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Posted on: November 11, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

The City-Parish and the Mayor-President’s Advisory Council on Veteran’s Affairs will host the Capital Region Veterans Parade on November 16, 2019. The event is being held the same day as Louisiana’s run-off election. After ca...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

CATS to Build Rapid Transit Project with $15 Million Federal Grant

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Capital Area Transit System CEO Bill Deville and Build Baton Rouge CEO Chris Tyson announced $15 million in discretionary federal grant funding for the Pl...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

GIS Day Baton Rouge 2019 to be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13th

BATON ROUGE, LA – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has proclaimed November 13, 2019, as GIS Day. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems. This is the fifth year in a row Baton Rouge has hosted the event, which is also part of National ...

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EBR GIS program Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Results of October 2019 Operation Fresh Start

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 6, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the results of the October 2019 installment of Operation Fresh Start, the mayor’s parish-wide litter abatement and beautifica...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2019

Mayor-President Broome Presents 2020 Operation Budget

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 5, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presented the 2020 Budget to the Metropolitan Council today during the annual Special Budget Meeting. In the budget, Mayor Broome continues to focus on ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2019

EBR Fall Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day to be held Nov. 16

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 1, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off their household hazardous materials for Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m.–1...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Mayor Broome Releases Prioritization of MOVEBR Projects

October 30, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today released the prioritization of over 50 MOVEBR projects, along with the locations where traffic signal synchronization and sidewalk construction projects are currently underway.

The pri...

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Projects on the Priority Charts Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Trick-or-Treating Hours for East Baton Rouge are 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

BATON ROUGE, LA — Trick-or-treat hours for the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish are set for 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Police Chief Murphy Paul and the Baton Rouge Police Department, along with Mayor-Presid...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

BATON ROUGE, LA — Recent figures released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission show the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area has reached its highest seasonally adjusted employment numbers in history and its second highest non-seasonally adjus...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Entire Graduating Class Offered Positions at BrandSafway Through EmployBR

October 18, 2019 – Fifteen students received scholarships to attend River Parish Community College through EmployBR and will graduate with a certification and employment. The students were a part of a cohort formed through a partnership with Bra...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Mayor Broome's Open Letter to St. George Representatives

October 15, 2019 — Last Saturday’s election was a defining moment for our city and parish. As the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge and of all the residents in East Baton Rouge Parish, it is my responsibility to make decisions th...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

The City of Baton Rouge is hosting the Capital Region Veteran's Parade sponsored by the Mayor-President's Advisory Council on Veteran's Affairs in downtown on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The parade will run down River Road starting in front of the Pentag...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

October 6, 2019 — I am heartbroken by the tragic loss of Captain Bryan Bozeman with the Baton Rouge Fire Department. Captain Bozeman was dedicated to his job and the community. His family and loved ones are in my prayers during this dif...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2019

Broome’s Operation Fresh Start Community Cleanup set for October 19

October 1, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the next installment of Operation Fresh Start is set for Saturday, October 19, 2019. The Saturday community-led clean-up and beautification events are followed by a ...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Homelessness Outreach Initiative Moves Forward

October 1, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Louisiana Housing Corporation’s Continuum of Care executed an agreement this week aimed at alleviating homelessness in the parish, with the goal of drastically red...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2019

Small Business Outreach Informational Workshop

September 27, 2019 – MOVEBR through its Small Business Outreach initiative is hosting the first in a series of informational workshops on Thursday, October 3, 2019. This workshop is open to appraisers, abstractors, real estate agents or...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

East Baton Rouge Stormwater Master Plan Secures Funding

September 25, 2019 – Major funding has been secured for the $15 million East Baton Rouge Stormwater Master Plan, the first of its kind in this community. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome commissioned the plan in April 2017, less than 1 year ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

September 23, 2019 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome officially kicked off the MOVEBR Transportation and Infrastructure Improvements program today, with a look ahead at more than 70 projects that will build new roads and sidewalks, improve existing c...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2019

Charles R. Kelly Community Center Public Input Meeting

September 22, 2019 – Baton Rouge citizens are encouraged to attend a public input meeting on Monday, September 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to review proposals for a new community space located next to the Charles R. Kelly Community Center at 3535 Riley Stree...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2019

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and BR Police Department Launch Project ChildSafe Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, LA — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Chief Murphy Paul and local community organizations announce the launch of Project ChildSafe Baton Rouge, an initiative designed to encourage responsible firearms ownership and secure storage of guns...

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Project ChildSafe Flyer Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 5, 2019

Major Transportation Upgrade For Baton Rouge Health District

September 5, 2019 – The first phase of a $21 million connector project for the Baton Rouge Health District has been completed. Today stakeholders participated in a ribbon-cutting for Constantin Boulevard located off Essen Lane near I-10.

This pro...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Mayor-President Broome Announces Community Development Grant Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 4, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced 33 grant awards to 23 local non-profits, supportive service organizations, and community developers from the City-Parish’s federal Community Planning and ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 19, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

BATON ROUGE, LA — August 18, 2019 — Governor Kathleen Blanco was a true pioneer whose loss is felt across the state. She was a friend and ally during our time together in state government. Governor Blanco led with courage, fought for our future a...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project

BATON ROUGE, La. – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards and Congressman Garret Graves together have found a solution to move forward on the East Baton Rouge Flood Risk Reduction Project, they announced Wednesday. The p...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 1, 2019

Statement by Mayor Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 1, 2019 — Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced today he has reached a resolution with the attorneys for former officer Blane Salamoni concerning his departure from the department. This has been a l...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2019

Mayor-President Broome Hires Chief Communications Officer

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 29, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the appointment of Mark Armstrong as her office’s Chief Communications Officer.

 

As Chief Communications Officer, Armstr...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Mayor-President Broome’s Cradle to K Initiative Receives National Award

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 24, 2019 – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Cradle to K education initiative was recognized and honored recently with a 2019 City Livability Award for Outstanding Achieve...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

EBR Damage Assessments as a Result of Hurricane Barry

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 24, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is providing an online resource for parish residents to report any damage that occurred as a result of Hurricane Barry. The survey covers storm-re...

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Individual Assistance Form Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Garbage Service Improvements

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 22, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today improvements and process changes to City-Parish garbage and recycling services, following the implementation of an improvement plan announced last month by the...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City-Parish to Begin Storm Debris Removal Operations July 22

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 18, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that City-Parish crews are nearing completion with their survey of curbside storm debris following Hurricane Barry, with debris removal operations set to begi...

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Garbage and Recycling Guidelines Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Operation Fresh Start Community Cleanup Postponed

This Saturday’s Operation Fresh Start community clean-up is being postponed, so that DPW crews can continue focusing on debris removal and other cleanup activities associated with Tropical Storm Barry.

Operation Fresh Start is part of Mayor-Presi...

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Operation Fresh Start Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 14, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and local officials continue to monitor the rain bands and winds from Tropical Storm Barry. Mayor Broome encourages citizens to stay off the streets today ...

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Emergency Page Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Mayor-President Broome Releases East Baton Rouge Tropical Storm Barry Preparation Strategy

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 13, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Emergency Preparedness stakeholders have released strategic preparations as Tropical Storm Barry nears.

The National Weather Service has reported that East...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry shelter status update

The following shelters have been opened:

COMMUNITY SHELTER

The F.G. Clark Activity Center, located at 801 Harding Blvd, is open as a shelter to the community. The shelter is staffed by the American Red Cross and has capacity for 400 citizens.

***AT THIS TIME...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Friday evening update on Tropical Storm Barry

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 12, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry. East Baton Rouge Parish is currently under a flash flood watch until Saturd...

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Emergency Page Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Friday afternoon update on Tropical Storm Barry

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 12, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry. East Baton Rouge Parish is currently under a flash floo...

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Emergency Page Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

City-Parish continues to prepare for Tropical Storm Barry

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 11, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials continue to closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry. East Baton Rouge Parish is currently under a flash floo...

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Emergency Page Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 9, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials are closely monitoring Invest 92L. The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans is forecasting that the tro...

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Red Stick Ready Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2019

EmployBR Seeking Applicants for Head Start Programs

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 9, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in conjunction with the East Baton Rouge Division of Human Development & Services’ EmployBR Program, announced today that the East Baton Roug...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 8, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), and all East Baton Rouge Parish first responders and stakeholders are closely monitoring the tropi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Mayor's Operation Fresh Start Community Cleanup

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 8, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the next installment of Operation Fresh Start is set for Saturday, July 20, 2019. The Saturday community-led clean-up and beautification events are followed by a week of...

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Operation Fresh Start Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Baton Rouge's Fourth of July Celebrations will Include Festival, Entertainment, and Fireworks

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 28, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the safety precautions being put into place for the community for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations...

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View Map of July 4 Fireworks Viewing Zones Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 27, 2019

Over 600 EBRP Damage Assessments Collected, Sent to State

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 26, 2019 — Due to the excessive rainfall and heavy wind experienced in East Baton Rouge Parish on Wednesday, June 5, through Thursday, June 6, over 600 citizens submitted damage assessment forms regardin...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2019

EBRP Damage Assessments Due Monday, June 17

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 13, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is urging all East Baton Rouge Parish residents who experienced property damage as a result of excessive rainfall, heavy wind, and flooding on Wednesd...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2019

City-Parish Completes MovEBR Program Management Negotiations

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 12, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the City-Parish has completed negotiations with CSRS and StanTec for program management services for the historic $1.3 billion MovEBR Transportation Impr...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Mayor’s Office, Build Baton Rouge Announce Rapid Roofing Repair Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 10, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in partnership with Build Baton Rouge, formerly known as The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority, is pleased to announce the launch of a new $1 milli...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Statement by the Mayor-President regarding emergency declaration

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 6, 2019 — As we continue to assess damage throughout East Baton Rouge Parish as a result of yesterday and today’s weather conditions, I have initiated the process to seek state and federal disaster supp...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2019

City of Baton Rouge Released from 1980 Federal Consent Decree

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 4, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the City of Baton Rouge has been dismissed from the December 9, 1980, federal consent decree concerning the hiring and selection pract...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2019

Mayor Broome, MOHSEP Urge Residents to Prepare for 2019 Hurricane Season

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 31, 2019 — The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins on June 1, 2019, lasting through November 30, 2019. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Climate Prediction Center is fo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 30, 2019 — Due to the concern expressed by residents regarding AT&T’s small cell towers, I have requested that AT&T temporarily suspend construction of the towers. AT&T is in the pro...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2019

City of Baton Rouge to Host 2021 MRCTI Meeting

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 29, 2019 —Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Baton Rouge has been selected to host the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), an...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Mayor Broome Opens Registration for Blight Bootcamp

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 24, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is inviting residents of East Baton Rouge Parish to register for the community’s first Blight Bootcamp, a partnership with Mid-Cit...

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Blight Bootcamp Flyer Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Christian Davenport Named Baton Rouge’s First Poet Laureate

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 14, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Christian Davenport will serve as the first Poet Laureate of the City-Parish.

Christian Davenport, also known as Cubs the Poet, is a native of B...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT ON HUD GRANT

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 10, 2019 — Baton Rouge has been selected by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive a Choice Neighborhoods grant. This $30 million grant announcement is a significan...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Slight Risk of Severe Weather

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 8, 2018 — The National Weather Service (NWS) Slidell has forecast a slight risk of severe weather for East Baton Rouge Parish beginning this afternoon through the evening hours. Current predictions anticipate 1- 2...

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Red Stick Ready Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2019

City-Parish Releases Study on Projected Impact of City St. George Incorporation

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 8, 2019 — Today, the City-Parish released a study outlining the projected impact of a City of St. George incorporation on the City-Parish’s annual operating budget on the residents outside the C...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2019

Baton Rouge and eBay Announce Economic Development Initiatives

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 7, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and online marketplace eBay announced two economic development initiatives – the expansion of eBay’s Retail Revival and eBay@Home ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2019

2019 Installments of Move with Mayor Broome Announced

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 26, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the 2019 installments of Move with Mayor Broome, an initiative focused on improving the health of Baton Rouge residents through ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Community Improvement Project Grant Initiative Awardees

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 26, 2019 — In recognition of National Community Development Week, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the award of $135,000 in community development dollars to six local community or...

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EBR Redevelopment Authority Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

A&E’s Nightwatch Producers Return to Baton Rouge for New Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 24, 2019 — Today, Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome announced 44 Blue Productions would return to the Capital region to film First Responders Live featuring Baton Rouge’s EMS, fire...

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EBR Emergency Medical Services Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 24, 2019 — The results of the BRPD pay study indicate a significant pay disparity when compared to peer police forces.

I have directed my administration to identify savings to provide additional financia...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Enhanced Risk of Severe Weather on Thursday

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 17, 2018 — The National Weather Service (NWS) Slidell has forecast an Enhanced Risk of severe weather for East Baton Rouge Parish beginning early afternoon through the evening tomorrow. The NWS Slidell is anticipating 1-2 inches of...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Mayor Broome Launches Search for Poet Laureate

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 11, 2019 — Today, Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of a talent search for the city’s first poet laureate. The search will be conducted through the Baton Rouge...

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Poet Laureate Application (PDF) Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces 2019 Louisiana Earth Day Celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 10, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the 29th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration will be held at the LSU Parker Coliseum on Sunday, April 28, from 1-5 p.m. The festival i...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces ACAO Appointment

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 9, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the appointment of Dr. Pamela Ravare-Jones as ACAO overseeing the City-Parish Division of Human Development & Services, Human Resources, Employ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2019

Mayor Broome Forms Mayor-President's Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 2, 2019 —Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the establishment of the Mayor-President's Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs. The purpose of the council is to create a platform to recognize the...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces 2019 Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation

BATON ROUGE, LA – March 29, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Baton Rouge’s participation in the 8thAnnual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

In 2018, the Wy...

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Mayor's Water Challenge Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2019

Community Development Corporations May Submit Requests For Proposals

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 28, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority (EBRRA), in conjunction with the Mayor's Office of Community Development, is seeking pr...

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Community Improvement Project Grant Program (PDF) Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 27, 2019 — Due to heavy traffic congestion as a result of the La. 1 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge lane closures, residents in East Baton Rouge Parish are experiencing delays in residential garbage and trash servi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Employ BR, Ochsner, and BRCC Announce Expansion of Medical Assistant Training Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 21, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced plans to expand Ochsner’s Medical Assistant (MA) Training Program in East Baton Rouge Parish through a partnership wit...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Baton Rouge and New Orleans join Louisiana Department of Health in support of U=U Campaign

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 14, 2019 — The cities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans are joining the Louisiana Department of Health in pledging their support for the U=U Campaign. In February, LDH Secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee ga...

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U=U Campaign Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2019

City-Parish Releases Request For Proposal for Garage, Parking Management

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 12, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today announced the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge has released a request for proposal (RFP) for the management of all City-Pari...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

City-Parish Services for Mardi Gras Holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 1, 2019 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 5, in observance of the Mardi Gras holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycli...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2019

Mayor's Statement on Polyolefins Plant Announcement

BATON ROUGE, LA — March 1, 2019 — Today’s announcement that ExxonMobil has selected Baton Rouge as the site for its Polyolefins Plant is certainly welcome news for the entire Capital Region. The project will not only...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 28, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Office, along with the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), the Department of Public Works, Public Saf...

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National Weather Service Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Results of Operation Fresh Start

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 28, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the results of the January 2019 installment of Operation Fresh Start, the mayor’s parishwide litter abatement and beautification campaign. Operation Fresh...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2019

Mayor's Statement on City of St. George Measure

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 25, 2019 — Today we learned that the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters verified the signatures needed to put the proposed City of St. George measure on the ballot. This proposition signific...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2019

RFQs for Move EBR Program Managers Published in The Advocate

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 22, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced two Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) for Move EBR Program Managers have been published today in The Advocate.

The Program Managers wi...

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Move EBR projects Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Mayor's Statement on the River Center Branch Library

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 20, 2019 — In an ongoing effort to communicate as openly and transparently as possible regarding the River Center Branch Library (RCBL), I am releasing the following update on the project and its associated l...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Geaux Get Healthy Program to Kick off Saturday

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 14, 2019 — On Saturday, February 16, Mayor Broome will kick off the Geaux Get Healthy program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Charles R. Kelly Community Center.

Geaux Get Healthy is led by Mayor B...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 1, 2019 — My heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and fellow officers of Baton Rouge Police Corporal Shane Totty, who lost his life today in the line of duty. Our community mourns Cpl. Totty, ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Mayor Broome Launches 15 Minutes with the Mayor

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 31, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the logistics of her 15 Minutes with the Mayor initiative. In her 2019 State of the City address, Mayor Broome pledged to prov...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Operation Fresh Start 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 30, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the first 2019 installment of Operation Fresh Start, the Mayor’s community-wide clean-up effort, is set for Saturday, February 16 from 8-11 am. Operation Fresh...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Mayor Broome Taps Public Works Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 30, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Kelvin J. Hill will undertake the newly created position of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, or ACAO, over all City-Parish ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2019

City-Parish Joins Baton Rouge’s Nextdoor Community

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 29, 2019 — Today, Mayor Broome announced that the City-Parish has joined Nextdoor, the trusted communications and social media platform for neighbors that is used by over 85% of all U.S. neig...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Community Development Grant Awards

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 29, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced 19 grant awards to 15 local non-profits, supportive service organizations, and community developers from the City-Parish’s fe...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Mayor's Statement on Thompson Pipe Group Plant Closure

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 16, 2019 — Today we learned that Thompson Pipe Group will close its Zachary-based plant later this year. The timing and proximity of these closures is disheartening news for our residents who’ve been impacted, but we rea...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces Gardere Lane Improvements Project

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 16, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gardere Lane Pedestrian Improvements project. The project will include approximately 6,000 feet of 5-foot-wide sidewalk along ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Women's Advancement Commission to Launch Bimonthly Podcast

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 15, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Women’s Advancement Commission will launch its first “WE BR” podcast on Wednesday, January 16. This podcast hi...

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Women's Advancement Commission Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2019

Mayor Broome’s Healthy BR Kicks Off Year-Long Programming at Knock Knock Museum

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 12, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Healthy BR will partner with Knock Knock Children’s Museum (KKCM) on a year-long partnership focused on promoting health...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2019

Statement by Mayor Broome on Assisting Former Georgia Pacific Employees

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 10, 2019 — A coalition of state and local stakeholders met this afternoon regarding today’s layoff of 650 employees at the communications paper division of the Port Hudson Georgia Pacific pl...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Statement by Mayor-President Broome on Georgia Pacific Layoffs

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 24, 2019 — Following the recent announcement by Georgia-Pacific that 650 workers based at the Port Hudson plant would be laid off in the coming months, I immediately assembled a coalition of workforce partners...

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

Statement by Mayor-President Broome on Inclement Weather

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 27, 2018 — As parts of the Capitol Region deal with inclement weather, I encourage all citizens to stay tuned to their local media outlets for the most up-to-date information. Citizens are also encou...

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

Mayor Broome Announces Holiday Schedule for Garbage, Recycling, and Christmas Tree Recycling Service

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 20, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the following garbage and recycling service schedule for the 2018 holiday season:

  • There will be no curbside garbage and recycl...
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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Mayor Broome Releases 2018 Open Data Policy Report

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 14, 2018 — Mayor Broome recently released a report outlining local successes in open data over the past year and a look ahead at planned efforts for 2019 that will build upon these successes...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Mayor Broome launches Open Checkbook BR to provide view into City-Parish Spending, Expenditure Data

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 12, 2018 — This morning, Mayor Broome announced the launch of Open Checkbook BR, a new companion website to the City-Parish’s Open Data BR portal that provides users with checkbook-level expenditure data for City-Parish...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2018

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 4, 2018 — As part of a unified effort, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces that her office, the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), and the N...

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Posted on: December 3, 2018

EBR Fall Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day to be held Saturday, December 15

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 3, 2018 — East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials for safe disposal at the upcoming Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, December 15, from 9 a.m. unti...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Mayor-President Broome Announces New Chief Service Officer

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 29, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Courtney M. Scott has been named Chief Service Officer for her administration. Scott has over 15 years of multi-faceted experience in proj...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Mayor Broome Presents 2019 Budget to Metro Council

BATON ROUGE, LA – November 5, 2018 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presented the 2019 Budget to the Metropolitan Council today during the annual Special Budget Meeting. The budget reflects a growth rate of less than one percent. The Metro Council w...

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

Baton Rouge Ranked Top 10 Digital City in the U.S. for Fourth Year in a Row

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 2, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the Center for Digital Government has named Baton Rouge a 2018 Top 10 Digital City – the fourth year in a row the City-P...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Healthy BR Receives Nearly $2M to Address Food Deserts

BATON ROUGE, LA — October 18, 2018 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Healthy BR is the recipient of nearly $2 million in grant funds from the Humana Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation for the Gea...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Mayor Broome Announces Results of Operation Fresh Start

BATON ROUGE, LA — October 17, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the results of the October installment of Operation Fresh Start, the mayor’s parish-wide litter abatement and beautification campaign. Operation Fresh Star...

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

Operation Fresh Start to Kick Off Beautification Project on October 6

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's second installment of Operation Fresh Start is set for Saturday, October 6. The Saturday clean-up and beautification events will be followed by a week of City-Parish crews focusing on clearing trash, cutting grass, eliminating...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Mayor Broome Launches New Red Stick Ready Website

BATON ROUGE, LA — October 1, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), and the Department of Information Services announced the launch of ...

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

Baton Rouge Selects Gotcha to Launch First Public Bike Share Program

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 26, 2018 — Today, Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome announced that Gotcha was selected to launch the first public bike share program in Baton Rouge early next year, with the support of the City-P...

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Mayor's Press Releases
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: October 15, 2018

Mayor to Host Forums on Developing an All-Hazards Community Recovery Plan

During the 2018 State of The City Address, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced her intention to develop and adopt an All-Hazards Community Recovery Plan for East Baton Rouge Parish. Mayor Broome, in coordination with the Mayor's Office of Homeland Securi...

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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.

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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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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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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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Mayor's Press Releases