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Posted on: September 12, 2019

BrandSafway Partnering with EmployBR to Provide Training and Employment Opportunities

September 12, 2019 – BrandSafway, a leading provider of specialty services to the industrial, commercial, and infrastructure markets, is partnering with EmployBR. The goal is to provide training and employment opportunities to hundreds ...

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General News
Posted on: July 25, 2019

Public Comments Sought on Plan of Government Amendments

Metropolitan Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis will host a Community Meeting for residents of East Baton Rouge Parish on Thursday, August 1, 2019, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at BREC Headquarters (Ballroom) located at 6201 Florida Blvd.

The topic for discussio...

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Proposed Amendments to the Plan of Government General News
Posted on: July 18, 2019

City-Parish, MOHSEP provide sandbag advice

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 18, 2019 — With more than 500,000 sandbags distributed in East Baton Rouge Parish in preparation for Hurricane Barry, many residents are questioning what to do with sandbags now that the storm has passed...

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General News
Posted on: July 17, 2019

EmployBR Reschedules Job Fair for Head Start Program Positions

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 17, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in conjunction with the Division of Human Development & Services’ EmployBR Program, announced today that the East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start and Early Head Start Progr...

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General News
Posted on: July 14, 2019

City-Parish closing shelter

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 14, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that City-Parish is closing the F.G. Clark Activity Center as a community shelter at 5pm today, Sunday, July 14 because river flood warnings in the Baton Rouge area have been...

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General News
Posted on: July 14, 2019

City-Parish activates storm debris collection contract

Republic Services will resume normal pickup of garbage/recycling/trash services tomorrow, Monday July 15, 2019.  They will be driving their normal pickup day routes only. They will not be picking up Tropical Storm Barry storm debris.
The City of B...
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General News
Posted on: July 10, 2019

EBRP Receives Damage Assessment Report

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 9, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Parish officials were notified last week that data captured from damage assessment surveys conducted around the parish following the June 5-6 severe weather event do not meet t...

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Read letter here General News
Posted on: July 2, 2019

City-Parish Services for Independence Day Holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 2, 2019 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. However, residential garbage (both in cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and re...

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General News
Posted on: July 2, 2019

City-Parish Drainage Maintenance Crews Addressing Ditches, Catch Basins

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 1, 2019 — In anticipation of scattered thunderstorms throughout the next several days, City-Parish Drainage Maintenance crews have been proactively working to address common drainage issues around the parish, including cleaning curb...

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General News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

EBRP Damage Assessment for Recent Storm

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 7, 2019 — Our community experienced excessive rainfall, heavy wind, and flooding on Wednesday, June 5, through Thursday, June 6. As a result, East Baton Rouge Parish has received numerous reports of dama...

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General News
Posted on: June 5, 2019

Heavy Rainfall Expected Through Sunday

BATON ROUGE, LA — June 6, 2019 — The National Weather Service (NWS) Slidell has forecast East Baton Rouge Parish to remain under a moderate risk for heavy rainfall until Friday night. Our area is forecasted to receive 4-6 inch...

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General News
Posted on: May 6, 2019

EBR Spring Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day to be held Saturday, May 18

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 6, 2019 — East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off household hazardous materials for safe disposal at the upcoming Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. until...

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General News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Community-Police Connection Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

A ribbon cutting-ceremony for the River South Community-Police Connection Center will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the center's 1428 Thomas Delpit Drive location.

The public is invited to join Councilwoman Tara Wicker, Councilman Trae Welch, memb...

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General News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

City-Parish Services for Good Friday Holiday and Easter Weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 16, 2019  City-Parish offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, in observance of the Good Friday holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycling will b...

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General News
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Food Distribution Schedule Announced

According to information from the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Division of Human Development & Services/Office of Social Services in conjunction with the Greater Baton Rouge Parish Food Bank low income families who have been certif...

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General News
Posted on: March 25, 2019

Vote for Baton Rouge for Smart Cities Award

Open Data BR, the City-Parish’s official open data portal, has been named a finalist in the Civic Engagement category for the 2019 IDC Smart Cities North America Awards. The portal’s tools provide a wealth of information on government ...

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IDC Smart Cities North America Awards General News
Posted on: March 18, 2019

City-Parish Seeking Applicants for Parish Attorney

The Metropolitan Council is seeking applicants for the position of Parish Attorney. This employee serves as the chief legal advisor to all departments in the City-Parish government, including the Metro Council and the Mayor-President.

The Parish Attorney s...

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Parish Attorney's Office General News
Posted on: December 20, 2018

YWCA Announces the Establishment of The Community Bail Fund Program

The YWCA of Greater Baton Rouge announces the establishment of a community bail system that will provide bonds for individuals arrested in East Baton Rouge Parish on misdemeanor charges. On the morning of Thursday, December 20, the Community Bail Fund wil...

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General News
Posted on: December 17, 2018

Food Distribution Schedule Announced

According to information from the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge, Division of Human Development & Services/Office of Social Services in conjunction with the Greater Baton Rouge Parish Food Bank low income families who have been certif...

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General News
Posted on: December 11, 2018

ADA Streets Accessibility Study to be Presented at Meeting

The preliminary ADA Transition Plan will be presented in a public meeting Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, from 6-7:30 p.m. at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806. This document, the Americans With Disabilities Self-Eva...

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Updated Maps of Areas Targeted for Redevelopment Released

On October 24, 2018, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was authorized to execute a Third Amended and Restated Cooperative Endeavor and Intergovernmental Agreement (CEA) between the City-Parish and the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority (Authority...

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View Targeted Areas maps here General News
Posted on: September 20, 2018

New Online Application Process

The Department of Human Resources is transitioning from paper to online employment applications effective October 1, 2018.

Please click here... General News
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Voter Registration Drive will be held Sept. 24-28

To commemorate Voter Registration Week, Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn is reminding residents of East Baton Rouge Parish to make sure they are registered to vote and to either register or update their registration as needed before the fall elections.

The...

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General News
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHO: Dr. Todd Walker, Director of the EBRP Mosquito 

Abatement & Rodent Control

  

WHAT: A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New

Facility of the Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control District

  

WHEN: Wedn...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Statement on Inspection Results of River Center Library

Per WHLC Architecture regarding the River Center Branch Library:

After an analysis of the library building, two compromised steel connections were found by the structural engineer. Repair measures are being taken this afternoon.

We anticipate the repair mea...

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