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Posted on: January 27, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Launch of Open Budget BR

BATON ROUGE, LA – January 27, 2021 – As part of her ongoing commitment to transparency and data-driven decision making, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of Open Budget BR, a web-based platform that provides ...

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

Dataset Publishes 2020 City-Parish Employee Salaries

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thursday, January 7, 2021 — Open Data BR has updated its Employee Annual Salary dataset with 2020 data. It comprises all personnel on the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge's payroll last year.

The data...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Dec. 5 Runoff Election Data Available in Map App

BATON ROUGE, La., Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 — The GIS Team has updated its Election Results app with the Dec. 5, 2020, results for ballot items in the runoff election. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome won re-election in the race against former st...

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View EBR precinct data Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 20, 2020

View Webinars on our Online Channel

Learn how to harness the city-parish's datasets and mapping apps in videos on the Citizen Data Academy, cybersecurity, and GIS Day at the Transparency & Technology channel.

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Posted on: November 12, 2020

Register now for the 2020 International GIS Day virtual workshop

BATON ROUGE, LA – November 10, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the City-Parish will celebrate 2020 International GIS Day on Nov. 18. The event, held annually, will be virtual this year and will feature numer...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Baton Rouge Ranked Third Most Digital City in U.S.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 10, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the Center for Digital Government has named Baton Rouge a Top 10 Digital City for the sixth year in a row. Baton Rouge ranks third this year among mid-sized cities, ma...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Cybersecurity Workshop Discusses Online Safety in Oct. 20 Video

Learn how to protect your data and identity in this cybersecurity webinar. Experts will show you how to safeguard your finances and children on the internet, as well as highlight local measures.

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

City-Parish Launches Unified Communications Telecommunication Upgrade

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 2, 2020 — Mayor- President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday the launch of Phase One of the City-Parish Unified Communications Telecommunication System Upgrade.

 

System upgrades will replace the existing 42 individu...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

2020 Cyber Security Virtual Workshop Announced

BATON ROUGE, La. — October 1, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued a proclamation Thursday recognizing October 2020 as Cyber Security Awareness Month — an annual reminder for residents to take simple, measurable steps to change their...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

Register Now for Citizen Data Academy

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 28, 2020 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of the City-Parish’s Citizen Data Academy, a three-part virtual training series designed to help Baton Rouge citizens acce...

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Citizen Data Academy Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: March 5, 2020

Grease Trap Data Added to Open Data BR

Our final addition to the Open Data BR portal for the week is all about grease – the bad kind.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, all businesses that discharge anything other than domestic wastewater must have a pretreatment program. In the food industr...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Open Data BR Now Includes Retail Food Inspection data

As we continue our celebration of all things open data in Baton Rouge ahead of Open Data Day 2020 this Saturday, March 7, we’re excited to share one of our most recent additions to the Open Data BR portal.

The EBRP Retail Food Inspections dataset...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Mosquito and Rodent Service Requests Added to Open Data BR

Have you checked out the newest additions to our Open Data BR portal?

There are several we are highlighting as part of our celebration of Open Data Day 2020, which is set for 2 – 4 p.m. on March 7 at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. First up...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Baton Rouge to Celebrate Open Data Day 2020

Last week,  Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Baton Rouge’s plans to celebrate Open Data Day 2020 from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd. The event is part of an ann...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

City-Parish Employee Datasets Published to Open Data BR

The City-Parish has published two new datasets to Open Data BR, Baton Rouge’s award-winning open data portal for local government data. These datasets are part of ongoing efforts to comply with the mandates of the City-Parish’s Open Da...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: January 28, 2020

2019 Tax Roll Data Now Available on Open Data BR

Last week, we updated the EBR Tax Roll dataset on our Open Data BR portal to include 2019 property assessment data from the East Baton Rouge Assessor’s Office.

This dataset now includes a full listing of 2019 tax parcels in East Baton Rouge Paris...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

City-Parish Releases 2019 Open Data Policy Report

This week, the City-Parish released its 2019 Open Data Policy Report that outlines last year’s successes in open data and progress toward fulfilling key mandates outlined in the City-Parish open data policy.

In December 2017, Mayor-President Shar...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Open Data BR Unveils Two New Datasets

The Open Data BR team has published two new datasets. The Library Computer Usage Stats dataset contains counts of parish library patrons who have accessed the system’s public computers at each of the 14 branches. The BTR Airport Signatory Airlin...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Axon Donates Drone Services to EBR for Hurricane Barry Recon

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 25, 2019 — In the wake of Hurricane Barry, Axon, the global leader in connected public safety technologies, assisted the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge in surveying and assessing storm damage. As part of the Axon Aid pilot...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

Open Data BR Releases Dataset of BRFD Occupancy Inspections

The Open Data team has published a dataset in Open Data BR compiling all the Baton Rouge Fire Department’s Occupancy Inspection records dating back to Jan. 1, 2000. These inspections are conducted by BRFD personnel to ensure that all commercial ...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: May 23, 2019

Open Data BR Publishes Datasets on Parish Libraries’ Circulation, Gate Counts

Open Data BR has published two new datasets of statistics pertaining to the East Baton Rouge Parish Library system.

The EBRP Library Circulation Statistics dataset shows the total number of times items were checked out or renewed at each branch monthly. It...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: April 5, 2019

GIS launches new website

The GIS Team has redeveloped the entire gis.brla.gov website to enhance user experience and provide information in a sleek, modern web layout. The relaunched website is hosted by Esri, the world’s leading mapping and location analytics platform....

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

Open Data BR Adds Annexation Dataset and 2018 Tax Roll

The Open Data BR team has published a new dataset and added the 2018 property tax records to the EBRP tax roll.

The Baton Rouge Annexation History dataset details the expansion of the city limits each time an ordinance annexed land. The records date back t...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City-Parish Expands Tech, Transparency Efforts in 2018

In 2018 the City-Parish accelerated technological innovations that improved services for residents and increased efficiency across government departments. By adopting an “open by default” policy in 2017, the City-Parish’s tra...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Hear from Experts at GIS Day on Wednesday at Main Library

International GIS Day will be held on Wednesday, November 14,  at the Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge. Join us for a community-based speaker event promoting Geographic Information Systems. The free event starts at 4 p.m. and will w...

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Louisiana GIS Day Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Nov. 6 Election Data Available in Map App

The GIS Team has updated its Election Results app with the Nov. 6, 2018, primary election results. The East Baton Rouge Parish voting precincts map displays election results for primary, general, and runoff elections dating back to 2012.

Users can filter t...

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View the Election Results app here Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: October 1, 2018

Road Closures Dataset is Newest Resource in Open Data Portal

The Open Data BR team has released a Road Closures Dataset, comprising all recorded road closures by city-parish agencies since 2015. Updated daily with new information, this dataset includes the purpose for each closure, its locations and cross streets, ...

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Open Data portal Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

311 Call Data For Current Year Available in Map App

The GIS Division has created a new online application to map 311 service requests in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Red Stick 311 Dashboard app displays the total entries for categories such as Blight, Street and Traffic Issues, Garbage, and Code Violations...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Street Name Changes dating back to 1857 added to Open Data BR

Open Data BR now enables users to research a dataset called EBRP Street Name Changes. Dating back to 1857, the records include the parish streets' old and new names, the year of each change, and the roadways' limits (either the entirety of the street, or ...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Enhanced crime incident data available on Open Data BR

The Open Data BR team has upgraded the transparency and searchability of crime incidents in the Open Data BR portal. The BRPD Crime Incidents dataset now displays ZIP Code, Metro Council district, and crime prevention district information for every offens...

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More on EBR government transparency Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

2017 Tax Roll Data Now Available on Open Data BR

The 2017 East Baton Rouge Parish Assessor Tax Roll is now available on Open Data BR, the City-Parish’s official open data portal. This dataset contains a full listing of 2017 tax parcels in East Baton Rouge Parish and the cities of Baton Rouge, Baker, Cen...

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