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Posted on: March 24, 2020

CATS Continues Modified Schedule with Enhanced Safety Protocol as a Result of COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, LA — Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) continues to run its modified weekday schedule to provide necessary transportation to the community.

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General News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

BREC to Close Parish Golf Courses Tuesday

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — All  BREC golf facilities will be closed Tuesday, March 24th so that we can make the preparations needed to re-open while complying with social distancing and the Governor’s Stay at Home orde...

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BREC closures General News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

BREC to Close Playgrounds, Dog Parks and Restrooms Through Duration of Stay at Home Order

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH - Monday, March 23, 2020 – In accordance with the Stay at Home order issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, BREC will close playgrounds, dog parks and outdoor restrooms at the close of business today. They will remain close...

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BREC closures & cancellations General News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Baton Rouge City Court Closure

Baton Rouge City Court will be closed from Monday, March 23, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 due the emergency created by COVID-19.

General News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

All Parish Libraries Closed Until Further Notice

As of 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, all City-Parish Library facilities are closed to the public until further notice. At this time, drive through/pick-up services are not available at any location.

Expiration dates have been extended on all current Library card...

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General News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

CATS to enforce social distancing on vehicles during COVID-19

Baton Rouge, LA_ As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Capital Area Transit System (CATS) is enforcing social distancing on its vehicles effective immediately and until further notice.Every other seat will be roped/taped off to ensure the dist...

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General News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Louisiana Businesses Have Access to SBA Disaster Aid

LINK TO APPLY: SBA.gov/Disaster

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that small businesses in all 64 Louisiana parishes will have access to federal Small Business Administration disaster aid in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. SBA...

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General News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Purchasing Division - Public Bid Openings for EBRP temporarily suspended

NOTICE

Regarding Public Bid Openings for

City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

Pursuant to Proclamation No. JBE 2020-30 by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Public Bid Openings have been temporarily Suspended, effective until April 13, 2020, unle...

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General News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

CATS to run a modified weekday service during COVID-19

Baton Rouge, LA — Thursday, March 19, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) continues to monitor reports and briefings from the mayor, governor, and president regarding COVID-19 precautions. The agency hears the growing concern...

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General News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Head Start to distribute meals in response to COVID-19

As a result of COVID-19, East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start Program will begin distributing breakfast and lunch to Head Start families beginning Monday, March 23rd, at the following Head Start Center locations from 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

CHARLIE THOMAS HEAD...

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General News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Division of Human Development & Services will close due to COVID-19

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Division of Human Development & Services (DHDS) will close to the general public as of 3:00 pm effective March 18, 2020, until it is deemed appropriate to re-open. This decision was made based on the guid...

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General News
Posted on: March 17, 2020

All Locations of the EBRP Library Closed to Public Access (COVID-19)

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library prioritizes the health and safety of our patrons and staff. In response to updated information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and new directives for increased closures and smaller gatherings, the Library will clos...

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General News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Free pick-up meals for schoolchildren at select sites

Baton Rouge, LA — Monday, March 16, 2020 — In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, State Representative Ted James and Councilwoman Erika L. Green will offer a one-day meal-to-go option, sponsored by Knightshed Law Firm, for Dist...

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Schools that are offering free meal pickup General News
Posted on: March 13, 2020

City Court Announces Changes Due To COVID-19

Normal court operations at Baton Rouge City Court will be suspended until April 20, 2020. The court will be open to the public to take civil filings and to pay fines and fees. However, we are encouraging the public to pay fines and fees online or by telep...

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General News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Free Tax Preparation Available

The Office of Social Services, in the City of Baton Rouge’s Division of Human Development and Services, is pleased to announce free tax preparation through its VITA Program. Certified tax preparers will provide free tax preparation in four locat...

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General News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Mayor-President Broome Announces Holiday Service Schedule for Curbside Garbage, Recycling

BATON ROUGE, La. Monday, December 23, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the following garbage and recycling service schedule will be in effect this holiday season. There will be no curbside garbage and recycling s...

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Tips on recycling gift packaging General News
Posted on: November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving Holiday Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 27, 2019 — Residential garbage (both in cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holi...

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General News
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Early Voting Starts Saturday for October 12 Primary Election

Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn has announced that early voting for the October 12 statewide primary election will begin Saturday, September 28, and will be open each day — except Sunday, Sept. 29 — through Saturday, October 5. Voting hours at each early...

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General News
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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Additional Info... General News
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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Additional Info... General News
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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General News