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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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General News
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 17, 2018

Louisiana Earth Day Celebration to Take Place at LSU Parker Coliseum

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 17, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the 28th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration will be held at the LSU Parker Coliseum on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. The festi...

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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 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 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 6, 2018

Mayor Broome Announces Water Conservation Competition for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 6, 2018 — In preparation for Louisiana Earth Day 2018, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced this morning Baton Rouge’s participation in the Wyland National Mayor’s Challeng...

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

Community Center Garage Sale Set for May 31-June 2

Baton Rouge, LA — Councilwoman Chauna Banks and the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will host a Community Indoor Garage Sale at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Road, Baton Rouge, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May ...

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General News
Posted on: April 3, 2018

Mayor Broome, STAR Invite the Community to Start By Believing

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

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

Statement by the Mayor-President on Alton Sterling investigation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean Sweep EBR Day Rescheduled for June 23

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 thunderstorms. The event ...

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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

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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Transparency & Technology News
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 16, 2018

Recruitment Open for HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START Program

   Welcoming Families to Apply with Children

Ages Birth – 5Early Head Start Applicants (Birth – 35 months)Head Start Applicants (Age 3 by September 30 or 5 after September 30)Including children with Special NeedsApplications are available...

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Head Start / Early Head Start
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Registration Open for TeenWorkPrepBR Program

The Jewel J. Newman Community Center, 2013 Central Road, is currently registering youth ages 13 and 14 for its 2018 TeenWorkPrepBR Program, which will be held June 18, 2018, through July 27, 2018.

Throughout the 6-week session, participants will engage in ...

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General News
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: March 7, 2018

Save the Date: Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 29th

The festival will feature hands-on educational activities for all ages and live entertainment

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The Baton Rouge Recycling Office Recycling Newsflash
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Former Baton Rouge Fire Chief Dies

On the morning of March 6, 2018 former Baton Rouge Fire Chief Robin L. Hurst died at his home in St. Francisville.  Chief Hurst had a very distinguished career with the fire service in Louisiana.  He worked for the Baton Rouge Fire Depar...

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Fire Department News and Information
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Press Releases
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 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 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 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

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

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: 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 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 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 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

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

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

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 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: 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