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Posted on: August 11, 2018

MOVEBR
Infrastructure Enhancement and Traffic Mitigation Plan

Get updates on traffic-upgrade projects funded by a voter-approved half-cent sales tax.

Visit the MOVEBR website BRLA - Spotlight Headlines (CENTER)

News Flash

Posted on: November 2, 2021

2022 Budget

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presents the proposed City-Parish operating budget for 2022. The Metro Council will adopt the final version on Dec. 7, 2021.

View the proposed 2022 budget (PDF) BRLA - Spotlight Headlines (LEFT)

News Flash

Posted on: January 22, 2020

2020 Open Data Policy Report

Learn about last year’s successes in open data and progress toward fulfilling key mandates outlined in the City-Parish open data policy.

View the 2020 Open Data Policy Report (PDF) BRLA - Spotlight Headlines (RIGHT)

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mayor Broome Proclaims October 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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The City-Parish will host its annual Cybersecurity Symposium virtually on Oct. 19-20.

City-Parish News & Updates
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mayor Broome Launches ‘Citizen Data Academy: On Demand’ Video Series

People on bikes

Learn how to use Open Data BR and GIS tools with brief instructional videos. 

City-Parish News & Updates
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Mayor-President Broome Announces Extension of Community Vaccination Site

Fireworks at Capitol

The walk-in vaccine location at the Mall of Louisiana will be open for the rest of the year.

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City-Parish News & Updates
Posted on: October 6, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

People playing horns

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced Chief Paul’s appointment to the At-Large #1 position through 2024.

City-Parish News & Updates

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COVID-19

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor Broome Institutes Mask Requirement for City-Parish Buildings

BATON ROUGE, LA – July 29, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a mask requirement today for anyone entering a City-Parish buildings beginning Friday, July 30. The mask requirement is being instituted due to the surge of COVID-19 ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 27, 2021 — East Baton Rouge Parish has made considerable progress in our fight against the coronavirus pandemic since March of 2020. Now is not the time to let down our guard; we must continue to work together to end this...

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COVID-19
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Federal Community Vaccine Center in Baton Rouge to Open Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 15, 2021 — The federal COVID-19 Community Vaccine Center in Baton Rouge will begin operations Friday, April 16, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department...

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COVID-19
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccines & New Pop-Up Clinic Initiative

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 31, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and HealthyBR announced two new initiatives today to connect underserved residents in East Baton Rouge Parish with COVID-19 vaccines. The two initiatives follow the recommen...

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Free Uber Ride Info Flyer COVID-19
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces At-Home Vaccination Initiative and COVID-19 Web Series

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 15, 2021 – This week Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and community partners are announcing two initiatives based on recent recommendations from the EBR Health Equity Vaccine Taskforce.

At-Home Vaccine Initiat...

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COVID-19
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Statement on Mardi Gras Season and COVID-19 Compliance

Baton Rouge, La. – February 5, 2021 – Mardi Gras season is here and we are all excited to celebrate in safe ways as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Baton Rouge remains in a dangerous place now that the more-contagious UK variant...

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COVID-19
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – February 5, 2021 – Today National Public Radio released an article that discusses the inequity of COVID-19 vaccine sites across the South. East Baton Rouge Parish was mentioned as one of these cities. As your Mayor-President I ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: February 4, 2021

New Study Offers COVID-19 Testing in Black Communities

BATON ROUGE, La. –  Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Although a much higher percentage of Black people die from COVID-19 than white people, many of Louisiana’s Black residents remain reluctant to be tested for the virus. Local scientists and...

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COVID-19
Posted on: December 14, 2020

HealthyBR Medical Advisory Board Issues Recommendations on the CDC’s Updated Exposure Guidelines

Baton Rouge, La. – December 14, 2020 – Mayor Broome’s HealthyBR Region 2 Medical Advisory Board issued an updated COVID-19 Exposure Recommendations Thursday. The list of recommendations and guidance was developed using updated guidelines from The...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Approves Mayor Broome’s Request to Opt-In

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 30, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued the following statement:

“This afternoon, the Commissioner of ATC approved my request to opt-in East Baton Rouge Parish, and we will begin working with businesses in our ar...

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COVID-19
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Mayor Broome Requests ATC Allow Bars to Reopen in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has requested the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control ease restrictions on bars and similar businesses once the Louisiana Department of H...

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Mayor's Letter to ATC Commissioner COVID-19
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome concerning COVID-19 and Phase 3

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 10, 2020 — While I am pleased the vast majority of our community is working together to move forward through the pandemic, I remain concerned about the health of our residents and our economy.

As of ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Geaux Get Tested is Back

Baton Rouge, La. – September 2, 2020 – Geaux Get Tested, the federal surge-testing initiative for COVID-19, has returned to Baton Rouge. Free COVID-19 tests are available at two walk-in sites: LSU Student Union and F.G. Clark ...

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COVID-19 Info COVID-19
Posted on: August 6, 2020

HealthyBR Medical Advisory Board Issues COVID-19 Business Recommendations

Baton Rouge, La. – August 6, 2020 – The HealthyBR Region 2 Medical Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), issued COVID-19 Business Recommendations Thursday. The list of recommendations and guidance was...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Baton Rouge, La. – July 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday her intention to extend the mask order for East Baton Rouge Parish. Once the extended order is signed, it will stay in effect until the ...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Statement on the Coronavirus Mitigation Order

Immediate and bold action is required by everyone to prevent devastation to our health and economy from the alarming resurgence of the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish and Louisiana.

New daily cases in East Baton Rouge Parish have quadrupled in the l...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 10, 2020

#GeauxGetTested Extends Hours for Weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 9, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced extended hours this weekend for the #GeauxGetTested initiative. Anyone age 5 or older can get a free COVID-19 test from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, July...

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COVID-19 Testing sites in East Baton Rouge Parish COVID-19
Posted on: July 8, 2020

CATS Requiring Passengers to Wear Masks on Buses

BATON ROUGE, La. — Wednesday, July 8, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will require all passengers and employees to wear face masks or coverings when onboard all CATS vehicles.

The move has been effective since Friday, July...

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COVID-19
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Geaux Get Tested Initiative Launches in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 6, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the opening of several testing sites in East Baton Rouge Parish beginning Tuesday, July 7, through the "Geaux Get Tested" initiative.

The Mayor&a...

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Register here for expedited testing COVID-19
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Comment on Metro Council Agenda Items Online

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — In order to facilitate public input and comment during this time of social distancing, members of the public may utilize this form to comment on any upcoming items on a Metropolitan Council meeting agenda. Governor John...

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Metropolitan Council page COVID-19
Posted on: July 4, 2020

Healthcare Leaders Sign Letter of Support for Mask Executive Order

Baton Rouge, La. – July 3, 2020 — The Healthy BR Board of Directors and members of their Region 2 Medical Advisory Board support Mayor Broome’s decision and dedication to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in East Baton...

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COVID-19 Community Healthcare Joint Statement COVID-19
Posted on: June 11, 2020

PPE Donation Initiative Reaches Milestone

Baton Rouge, La. – June 11, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Baton Rouge Health District announced a major milestone in its PPE Donation Initiative. With a recent generous PPE donation by Guardians of the An...

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COVID-19
Posted on: May 15, 2020

CATS to Continue Service during Phase One Reopening

Baton Rouge, LA — May 15, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will continue to run its Covid-19 current essential service through the implementation of Phase One reopening that will be effective on Friday, May 15, 2020, as out...

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COVID-19

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Flood Recovery Resources

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If you have a home or business in East Baton Rouge Parish that flooded during the severe weather of May 17-20, help is available.

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News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2018

BRFD, MOHSEP Responding to HazMat Incident on Airline Highway

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 30, 2018 — The Baton Rouge Fire Department Hazardous Materials Division (HazMat) Team responded to a call today at approximately 10:00 am regarding a tanker trunk venting Acrylamide Solution due to heat. The Baton Rouge Fir...

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Fire Department News and Information
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

News Flash

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Thanksgiving Holiday Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 23, 2021 — Residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday, November 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Any garbage or recyclabl...

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General News
Posted on: November 10, 2021

City-Parish Services for Veterans Day Holiday

City-Parish offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of the Veterans Day holiday. However, residential garbage and recycling will be collected as usual. The landfill will be open regular business hours on Monday, from 5:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

General News
Posted on: October 11, 2021

TRICK-OR-TREATING HOURS FOR EAST BATON ROUGE

Trick-or-treat hours for the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish are set for 6:00-8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 31, 2021.

General News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Recycling Services to Resume Thursday

The City-Parish is resuming recycling services tomorrow, Thursday, September 9. In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, residents are asked to be mindful of what should be put into recycling bins.

Recyclable Materials Flyer General News
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Recycling Services Suspended

Baton Rouge, La. — September 7, 2021 — Recycling services are suspended until further notice in the City of Baton Rouge, unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Central due to power-related issues at the City-Pa...

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General News
Posted on: August 27, 2021

City-Parish Suspending Garbage and Recycling Services Monday, Aug. 30

Baton Rouge, La. — August 27, 2021 — As part of the City-Parish’s ongoing preparations for Hurricane Ida, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that all garbage, trash and recycling services for residents of th...

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General News
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Louisiana Voter Registration Week is Aug. 23-27

Register or update your information online at geauxvote.com or at EBR libraries next week. Sept. 8 is the registration deadline to be eligible to vote in the Oct. 9 election.

Library Registration Schedule General News
Posted on: August 19, 2021

East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start Centers Closed

Baton Rouge, La. – August 19, 2021 – Out of an abundance of caution and in the best interest of children, families and staff, all Head Start Centers will close immediately for facilities maintenance and repair work to air conditioning and ventila...

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General News
Posted on: July 2, 2021

City-Parish Services for Independence Day Holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA — Friday, July 2, 2021 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Monday, July 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-ca...

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General News
Posted on: May 28, 2021

City-Parish Services for Memorial Day Holiday

Baton Rouge, La. – May 28, 2021 – City-Parish offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycling ...

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General News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Deadline for the Preliminary Damage Assessment Survey

Baton Rouge, La. — May 26, 2021 — East Baton Rouge Parish residents who incurred property damage during the severe weather beginning on May 17 are encouraged to complete the online Damage Assessment Survey at brla.gov/emergenc...

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General News
Posted on: May 20, 2021

AKC PET DISASTER RELIEF TRAILER TO HELP DISPLACED PETS IN BATON ROUGE, LA

Contact: Samantha Seymo

Date: April 1, 2021

Phone: (212) 696-8343

Email: samantha.seymour@akc.org

BATON ROUGE, LA — AKC Reunite, the largest non-profit pet identification, and recovery service pr...

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General News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Solid Waste Collection Service for Monday and Tuesday

Baton Rouge, La. – May 18, 2021 – The large amount of rainfall in East Baton Rouge Parish has created collection issues for Republic Services. The trucks were not able to complete services Monday evening due to safety concerns...

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General News
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City-Parish Suspending Recycling Services Week of April 26 to Focus on Storm Debris Collection

BATON ROUGE, LA – April 23, 2021 – City-Parish officials have announced the suspension of curbside recycling services from April 26-May 1, with services set to resume Monday, May 3. 

 

The weeklong suspension of...

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General News
Posted on: March 30, 2021

COVID-19 Dashboard Tracks Pandemic Metrics in EBR Since March 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — In March 2020, the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic necessitated widespread closures and quarantines. 

The City-Parish’s Open Data BR team unveiled the COVID-19 Dashboard on March 18, 2020, only two weeks a...

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General News
Posted on: March 17, 2021

City-Parish Offices Closing Early due to Weather Risk

Baton Rouge, La. – March 16, 2021 – Due to the anticipated threat of weather in East Baton Rouge Parish, City-Parish buildings will be closed to the public on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 beginning at 12:30 p.m. Residents should monitor local weathe...

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General News
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Republic Services Suspending Recyclable Collections to further Assist with Debris Cleanup

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 15, 2021 – Republic Services is suspending recyclable collections for one week beginning Tuesday, March 16, through Monday, March 22, to further assist with debris cleanup from the recent winter storm....

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General News
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Metropolitan Council Zoning meeting cancelled

The Metropolitan Council Zoning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 17 at 4:00 pm has been cancelled due to the projected weather conditions.  Please email counciladministrator@brla.gov if you have questions.  

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General News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Open Data BR Datasets Delve into Budget

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thursday, February 11, 2021 — Open Data BR has released 2 datasets on the City-Parish’s budget, the City-Parish Revenue Budget and the City-Parish Expense Budget. Their data can be sorted by fund, departmen...

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General News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Open Data BR Publishes 2020 Property Tax Rolls

The EBR Tax Roll dataset now has 2020 property assessments from the East Baton Rouge Assessor's Office. The dataset contains records like the date of the last property transfer, fair market value, total assessed value, and taxable amount of the parcel.

EBRP Tax Roll Dataset General 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 state Rep. S...

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View EBR precinct data General News
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving Holiday Curbside Garbage and Recycling Collection Schedule

BATON ROUGE, LA — November 25, 2020 — Residential garbage (both in cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycling will not be picked up on Thursday, November 26th in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Any garbage, r...

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General News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Nov. 3 Election Data Available in Map App

BATON ROUGE, La., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 — The GIS Team has updated its Election Results app with the Nov. 3, 2020, national, state, and local election results. The East Baton Rouge Parish voting precincts map displays election results for primary, gener...

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View EBR precinct data General 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.

General News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Early Voting Site at Forest Community Park Instead of Coursey Office

With early voting beginning tomorrow, East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn is reminding those who regularly vote early at the Coursey Boulevard branch office that early voting has been temporary relocated to Forest Community Park on So...

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General News
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Garbage Bins Should be Secured During Hurricane Delta

Baton Rouge, La. – October 9, 2020 – Residents are asked to secure their garbage and recyclable bins close to their homes for the duration of Hurricane Delta. Bins left near the roadway can pose a safety issue during high wind...

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General News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Closure of City-Parish Buildings and Suspension of Garbage Collection Service

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 8, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — on Friday, October 9, 202...

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General News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Registrar Mailing First Wave of Absentee Ballots October 2

East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn is announcing that his office will be mailing nearly 21,000 absentee by-mail ballots on Friday, October 2nd to eligible voters who have requested them.

The Registrar of Voters office will continue to...

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General News
Posted on: September 28, 2020

EBR Registrar of Voters Relocates Early Voting Site

East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn is announcing the temporary relocation of early voting from his branch office located at 11010 Coursey Boulevard during the upcoming early voting period. From October 16th through October 27th, the ...

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General News
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Voter Registration Week Sept. 21-25

To commemorate Louisiana Voter Registration Week the week of September 21st through 25th, Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn is reminding citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish to make sure they are registered to vote and to either register or update their reg...

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General News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

City-Parish Services for Labor Day Holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 4, 2020 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and recycling ...

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General News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Geaux Get Tested is Back

Baton Rouge, La. – September 2, 2020 – Geaux Get Tested, the federal surge-testing initiative for COVID-19, has returned to Baton Rouge. Free COVID-19 tests are available at two walk-in sites: LSU Student Union and F.G. Clark ...

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COVID-19 Info General News
Posted on: August 26, 2020

Republic Services Temporarily Suspends Garbage Collection

BATON ROUGE, La. – August 26, 2020 The Department of Environmental Services announced Wednesday all garbage and commercial collection will be suspended on Thursday, August 27, 2020, due to the continued threat of Hurricane Laura.

Thurs...

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General News
Posted on: August 25, 2020

East Baton Rouge Head Start program

In an abundance of caution and in the best interest of the health and safety of Head Start children, their families, and staff, the East Baton Rouge Parish Head Start Program will delay face-to-face classroom instruction until COVID-19 cases stabilize in ...

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General News
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Arts Council Accepting Nominations for Public Art Committee

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge is accepting nominations for the Art in Public Places Committee (APPAC). This board reviews and recommends potential public artworks, including their locations. 

Candidates for the board must be East Baton R...

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Nominations Ordinance Notice General News
Posted on: July 2, 2020

City-Parish Services for Independence Day Holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA — July 2, 2020 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of the Independence Day holiday. However, government facilities that are polling places, including City Hall, will be open f...

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General News
Posted on: May 15, 2020

CATS to Continue Service during Phase One Reopening

Baton Rouge, LA — May 15, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will continue to run its Covid-19 current essential service through the implementation of Phase One reopening that will be effective on Friday, May 15, 2020, as out...

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General News
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Announcing the Availability of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) Funds

Baton Rouge, La. – May 13, 2020 – The Division of Human Development & Services and Office of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of Energy Cooling funds to assist eligible low-income households with hom...

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General News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

CATS to continue current service through Stay at Home Order extension

The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will comply with the extension of the Stay at Home Order announced by Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday, April 27, 2020, that is extended until May 15, 2020.

CATS remains an essential service and will conti...

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General News
Posted on: April 9, 2020

City-Parish Services for Good Friday Holiday and Easter Weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 9, 2020 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Friday, April 10th in observance of the Good Friday holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulk...

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General News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

CATS temporarily reducing fixed-route daily service April 5th due to COVID-19

BATON ROUGE, LA — Wednesday, April 1, 2020 — The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will temporarily restructure its daily fixed-route service beginning Sunday, April 5, 2020, in response to the ongoing Stay at Home order from Governor...

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General News
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.

The heightened safety features have been implemented...

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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.
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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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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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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.

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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

  

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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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Posted on: November 22, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — November 22, 2021 — I have had the pleasure of working closely with the National League of Cities throughout my tenure as Mayor-President — participating in valuable conversations, idea sharing and collecti...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2021

City-Parish Debris Removal Crews Making Final Pass, Completing Debris Removal Operations Nov. 21

Baton Rouge, La. — November 17, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that City-Parish debris removal crews are making their third and final pass to collect storm debris from Hurricane Ida this week. More...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Center for Digital Government Names Baton Rouge a Top 10 Digital City for the 7th Consecutive Year

Baton Rouge, La. — November 16, 2021 — The Center for Digital Government has named Baton Rouge a Top 10 Digital City, marking the seventh consecutive year Baton Rouge has ranked among the top digital cities in the U.S.&nbs...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces 2021 International GIS Day Event, Public Workshop on Nov. 17

Baton Rouge, La. — November 15, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that the City-Parish will celebrate 2021 International GIS Day on Nov. 17 with a public workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the River Center Branch Libra...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — November 15, 2021 — After four years of service as acting Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Administrator, Chad Guillot has announced his retirement. Guillot has been a dedicated and committed  public servant...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2021

Mayor-President Broome Announces Veterans Day Breakfast

Baton Rouge, La. — November 8, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs will host a Veterans Day Breakfast on Wednesday, November 10, to honor veterans in the Baton Roug...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2021

Mayor Broome Secures American Rescue Plan Funding for East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. — November 4, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome received the unanimous support of the Metro Council today for her proposal to use approximately $73 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds for a var...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2021

City-Parish Debris Removal Crews Making Progress, Expected to Complete Final Pass by Thanksgiving

Baton Rouge, La. — November 2, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that City-Parish debris removal crews completed their first parishwide pass, collecting more than 860,000 cubic yards of storm debris from Hurri...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2021

MAYOR BROOME ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF CITY-PARISH BUILDINGS

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 27, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 202...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2021

City-Parish Finalizing First Pass for Hurricane Ida Debris Removal Program, Shifting to Second Pass

Baton Rouge, La. — October 22, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that City-Parish debris removal crews are finalizing their first comprehensive pass in collecting storm debris generated by Hurricane I...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2021

MOVEBR Rapid Response Team Will Quickly Address Problems Impacting Businesses

Baton Rouge, La – October 20, 2021 – As more MOVEBR projects move into the construction phase, the program management team has implemented a process to quickly address any inconveniences or unintended business disruptions that...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 18, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — Oct. 18, 2021 — Today we have lost a trailblazer and icon. Colin Powell was a four-star general who served as the first African-American Chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff, Secretary of State and National Security...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Oct. 25 Virtual Cybersecurity Workshop

Baton Rouge, La. — October 14, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the City-Parish will host a virtual cybersecurity workshop called “A Safe and Secure Digital Baton Rouge” at 6 p.m. Oct. 25....

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2021

MOVEBR: Making Transportation and Information Accessible to All

Baton Rouge, LA – October 13, 2021 – The MOVEBR program includes 21 ADA transition projects totaling $10 million to help build a more accessible transportation network in East Baton Rouge Parish. 

Mayor-President Sharo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2021

Mayor Broome and President Ourso Announce Bayou Manchac Project

Baton Rouge, LA – October 12, 2021 – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Iberville President Mitch Ourso announced today a proposal to improve drainage along Bayou Manchac at the border of the two parishes. Broome...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Second Round of American Rescue Plan Funding

Baton Rouge, La. – October 11, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today a proposal to use approximately $73 million of American Rescue Plan Act funds for a variety of initiatives in East Baton Rouge Parish. ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Mayor Broome Proclaims October 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Baton Rouge, La. — October 1, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome proclaimed October 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month, marking the start of a monthlong focus on educating City-Parish employees and Baton Rouge residen...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor Broome Launches ‘Citizen Data Academy: On Demand’ Video Series

Baton Rouge, La. — September 30, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of the Citizen Data Academy: On Demand self-paced video series designed to educate and engage residents in the City-Parish’s open data program.&...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2021

Mayor-President Broome Announces Extension of Community Vaccination Site

Baton Rouge, La. — September 28, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the continuation of the community vaccination site at the Mall of Louisiana. 

The site will remain open through December 31, 2021, operating from 11 a.m.-...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — September 24, 2021 — Throughout his tenure as the Chief of Police, Chief Murphy Paul has served as an example of what it truly means to be a public servant. 

His dedication has not gone without recog...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Bus Rapid Transit Moves Forward with Final Authorization of $15 Million Federal Grant

BATON ROUGE, LA – September 22, 2021 – The revitalization of Plank Road takes another step forward this week with a request by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome for final Metro Council acceptance of a highly competitive $15...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Mayor Broome and President Cointment Announce Bayou Manchac Project

BATON ROUGE, LA – September 20, 2021 – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Ascension President Clint Cointment announced today a proposal to enhance drainage along Bayou Manchac at the border of the two p...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2021

East Baton Rouge Parish Mobile Registration Intake Center at Goodwood Library

BATON ROUGE, LA — Friday, September 10, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday the opening of a Mobile Registration Intake Center (MRIC) in East Baton Rouge Parish. MRICs are part of FEMA's and East Baton Rouge Parish’s ongo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Closure of City-Parish Buildings

September 14, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — for Wednesday, September 15, due to potential inclement weather from ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Tropical Storm Nicholas Expected to Bring Excessive Rainfall

BATON ROUGE, LA — Tuesday, September 14, 2021 — The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans/Baton Rouge has forecast a moderate risk of excessive rainfall for East Baton Rouge Parish from impacts of Tropical Storm Nicholas. &nbs...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Hurricane Ida Disaster Assistance Virtual Meeting on Tuesday

BATON ROUGE, LA — Monday, September 13, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP), the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2021

City-Parish Releases Hurricane Ida Debris Removal Map

Baton Rouge, La. — Sept. 10, 2021 — As part of the City-Parish’s ongoing response to Hurricane Ida, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a debris collection map to provide updates on the status of debris removal in ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Recovery Resources For East Baton Rouge Parish Residents

Baton Rouge, La. — September 8, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is encouraging East Baton Rouge Parish residents to apply for disaster assistance. East Baton Rouge Parish is currently approved for Individual Assistance, Exp...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Dr. Pamela Ravare-Jones Departs Mayor Broome's Administration

Baton Rouge, LA – September 7, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today announced the departure of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Pamela Ravare-Jones. Dr. Jones is assuming the role of Vice Chancellor of I...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

September 3, 2021 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has extended the curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish. The midnight - 5:00 A.M. curfew will remain in place through 5:00 A.M. Monday, September 6. 

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Community Recharge Stations and Community Feeding Site

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces community recharge stations, community feeding sites, and point of distribution sites for Saturday, September 4 (all food is available while supplies last, and please be flexible with delivery times).

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Mayor Extends Curfew

BATON ROUGE, LA – September 3, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has extended the curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish. The curfew will remain in place, beginning at midnight September 4, lasting until 5:00 A.M. on September 4....

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Community Recharge Stations and Community Feeding Site

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces four Community Recharge Stations for Friday, September 3, and one drive-up Community Feeding site for Friday, September 3 (all food is available while supplies last, and please be flexible with food delivery ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2021

Ice Distribution Site at Noon

WHO: Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome,  East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council

 

WHAT: Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Metro Council Members will host ice distribution Friday at noon at 9000 Airline Highway while supplie...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

BATON ROUGE, LA – September 2, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has extended the curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish. The curfew will remain in place, beginning at midnight September 3, lasting until 5:00 A.M. on Sep...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Ice Distribution Site at Noon

BATON ROUGE, LA — Thursday, September 2, 2021  Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in partnership with Metro Council members, announces a Community Ice Distribution site at noon Thursday, September 2, 2021, at 9000...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew and City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed Through Friday

Baton Rouge, La. – August 31, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has extended the curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish. The curfew will remain in place, beginning at dusk tonight, August 31, lasting until dawn on Septem...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2021

Mayor Broome Activates Debris Removal Program in Response to Hurricane Ida

BATON ROUGE, LA – August 31, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the City-Parish is activating its emergency debris contractor program and mobilizing all available resources in response to damages inflicted b...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Curfew

AUGUST 30, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has extended the curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish. The curfew will remain in place, beginning at dusk tonight, August 30, lasting until dawn on August 31. 

The extension i...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mayor Broome Extends Closure of City-Parish Buildings

AUGUST 30, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday the closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — is extended through Wednesday, September 1. ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2021

Raising Cane’s River Center Shelter Open Now

AUGUST 29, 2021  The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, in coordination with the American Red Cross (ARC) and the State of Louisiana Department of Children and Fam...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2021

Mayor Broome Implements Curfew

AUGUST 29, 2021  Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has implemented a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish beginning at dusk tonight, August 29, lasting until dawn on August 30. All final preparations need to be completed imme...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2021

Pre-Landfall Shelter Opened

AUGUST 29, 2021  The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is opening a pre-landfall shelter for residents wishing to seek refuge during Hurricane Ida. The center is staffed by the American R...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Closure of City-Parish Buildings

Baton Rouge, La. — August 27, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — on Monday, August 30, due to po...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2021

Mayor Broome Declares Emergency for East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. — August 27, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Ida in Louisiana. 

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2021

Mayor Broome Opens Applications for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council

Baton Rouge, La. — August 20, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has opened applications for the 2021-2022 Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC). MYAC participants will represent and advocate on behalf of th...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Administration Secures Drainage Project

Baton Rouge, La. – August 6, 2021 – East Baton Rouge Parish has secured funding for the Jones Creek Detention Project through the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI). The city-parish has committed $3.27 million, and $6 millio...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Mayor Broome Institutes Mask Requirement for City-Parish Buildings

BATON ROUGE, LA – July 29, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a mask requirement today for anyone entering a City-Parish buildings beginning Friday, July 30. The mask requirement is being instituted due to th...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Open Health Care Clinic Gets Grant to Implement Baton Rouge Ending the HIV Epidemic Plan

Baton Rouge, La. — July 26, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday the receipt of $441,000 in federal award dollars dedicated to addressing the HIV epidemic in East Baton Rouge Parish. The funding from th...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Mayor Broome Breaks Ground on New Department of Environmental Services Headquarters

Baton Rouge, La. — July 23, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and City-Parish officials broke ground today on a new headquarters for the Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services, located at the site of the fo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — July 19, 2021 — Today, our state faces a great loss with the passing of Glenn Koepp. He was known for his kindness, his expansive knowledge of our state government, and his ability to keep our state Senate w...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Baton Rouge Recognized as One of the Best U.S. Cities at Using Data and Evidence to Improve Lives

BATON ROUGE, LA – July 14, 2021 What Works Cities, a national initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropies to help cities use data and evidence more effectively to tackle their most pressing challenges, announced today its recognit...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Mayor Broome Provides Update on EBR Stormwater Master Plan, Announces Ward Creek Widening Project

BATON ROUGE, LA – July 13, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome provided an update today on the East Baton Rouge Parish Stormwater Master Plan and announced a FEMA Hazard Mitigation project at Ward Creek and Siegen Lane....

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Mayor Broome Names Jonathan Mayers as Poet Laureate

Baton Rouge, La. — July 12, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the appointment of the City-Parish’s third Poet Laureate, Jonathan Mayers. 

Mayers — pronounced My-a — is a native of Baton Rouge. The visual artist, writer...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Statement by Mayor Broome on the Passing of Former Governor Edwin Edwards

BATON ROUGE, LA – July 12, 2021 Louisiana has lost one of its greatest and most well-known governors of our time. Edwin Edwards was a statesman and family man whose charisma and charm were legendary. He was known as a skillful politic...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces New Assistant Chief Administrative Officer

Baton Rouge, La. — June 25, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the appointment of John W. Williams Jr. as one of the Assistant Chief Administrative Officers (ACAO) within her administration. Williams will be...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

City-Parish Monitoring Invest 92L

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thursday, June 17, 2021 — The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans/Baton Rouge is closely monitoring Invest 92L, currently located near the Bay of Campeche. There is a 70% chance of development over the next 2 ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — June 9, 2021 — We are saddened to learn of the passing of one of our finest. Yesterday, Corporal Casey Hart, who served the citizens of our community as a Baton Rouge Police Officer for over 14 years, succum...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Nearly $20 Million Plan for Drainage Projects in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – June 9, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today a proposal to use $19.29 million of American Rescue Plan funds for drainage projects throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. The proposed package, which...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, La. – June 8, 2021 – As of today, the Baton Rouge Police Department has made an arrest and issued additional warrants for the shooting that occurred last week at the Fairway View Apartments. This action was made p...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Hurricane Season 2021 Begins

Baton Rouge, La. – June 1, 2021 – The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, June 1, 2021, lasting through November 30, 2021. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2021

Mayor Broome and HealthyBR Distribute Microgrants to Fight Food Deserts

Baton Rouge, La. – May 29, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and HealthyBR announced today nine new partner organizations in the Geaux Get Healthy coalition during a Scotland Saturdays event. The organizations will j...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

East Baton Rouge Parish Secures Funding for Watershed Projects

Baton Rouge, La. – May 27, 2021 – East Baton Rouge Parish secured about $14 million for watershed projects today to reduce flood risk in the community. The award is part of funding for local and regional projects through the L...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2021

Mayor Broome Partnering with Veteran Group to Assist Flooded Homeowners

Baton Rouge, La. — May 27, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today a partnership with Team Rubicon, a veteran-based volunteer organization, to help residents clean out flood damaged homes in the aftermath o...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2021

Emergency Debris Removal Beginning This Week

Baton Rouge, La. — May 25, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is expediting emergency debris removal in the aftermath of last week’s flood event. Debris removal is scheduled to begin at residences t...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2021

Mayor-President Broome Announces Parish-wide Resources for Excessive Rainfall Damage Assessments

BATON ROUGE, LAMay 19, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is providing an online resource for residents to report any damages associated with Severe Weather in which affected East Baton Rouge Parish beginning on May 17. Tho...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — May 17, 2021 — Today, Louisianans are joined in prayer over the loss of Former Governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer. Buddy was a dedicated public servant, committed to reforming our state for the better...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces TEDxScotlandville — First TEDx organized in North Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, La. — May 17, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today announced the first ever TEDx event in North Baton Rouge. TEDxScotlandville will be one of only 3 Tedx events ever organized in the state of Louisiana.

The full-day event features...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2021

BRFD Chief Ed Smith Announces Retirement

Baton Rouge, La. – May 14, 2021 – After 19 years of service as Chief of the Baton Rouge Fire Department, Ed Smith has announced his retirement. Chief Smith’s last day of duty will be May 17.

“Thank you to Ch...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Partners Launch Baton Rouge Resident Leader Academy

Baton Rouge, La. — May 10, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome along with Mid City Redevelopment Alliance and Build Baton Rouge have partnered to launch the Baton Rouge Resident Leader Academy (BR-RLA). The mission of ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces High School COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative

Baton Rouge, La. — May 3, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, East Baton Rouge Parish School System Superintendent Dr. Sito Narcisse, Louisiana Department of Health, and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Healt...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, La. — April 30, 2021 — Recent news reports have revealed that surrounding Capital Region parishes have issued letters to citizens concerning the repair of their homes after the 2016 flood related to required eleva...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Vaccination Site and Job Fair

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 29, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, State Senator Regina Barrow, BREC, and the Louisiana Workforce Commission announced today an upcoming COVID-19 vaccination site at the International Bro...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 29, 2021 — The recent allegations levied by a former Baton Rouge Police Department narcotics officer are concerning to say the least. They allege a serious violation of public trust by some who are swo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Mayor Broome Establishes Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Business Program

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 28, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s ordinance establishing the Division of Supplier Diversity and contracting goals for Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Businesses (SEDBs) won u...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 27, 2021 — East Baton Rouge Parish has made considerable progress in our fight against the coronavirus pandemic since March of 2020. Now is not the time to let down our guard; we must continue to work ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Mayor Broome Partners with Businesses to Encourage Residents to Geaux Get Vaccinated

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 26, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched the Certified Geaux Get Vaccinated Businesses program during World Immunization Week. This partnership will work to raise awareness for the Community Vaccination Ce...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Statement from Mayor Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 26, 2021 — Millions of Americans tune into the Academy Awards each year eager to learn the fate of the star-studded lineup of nominees; these talented individuals are recognized for their talent within...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

New Left-Turn Signals Ahead for East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 26, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today she is taking steps to educate the public about one of the latest upgrades to the East Baton Rouge Parish transportation system — new flashing yellow arrow left-turn ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, La. – April 20, 2021 – The conviction of Derek Chauvin will never fully repair the damage caused by his unwarranted injustice against George Floyd, but the verdict has exemplified that we can only move forward when we addr...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Federal Community Vaccine Center in Baton Rouge to Open Friday

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 15, 2021 — The federal COVID-19 Community Vaccine Center in Baton Rouge will begin operations Friday, April 16, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Mayor Broome and Big Buddy Program Launch 2021 Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 14, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Big Buddy Program announced the 2021 Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience (MYWE). This collaboration offers middle and high school youth ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Plank-Nicholson Bus Rapid Transit Project Launches Website

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 15, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced the Plank-Nicholson Bus Rapid Transit Project (BRT), connecting North and South Baton Rouge neighborhoods to jobs and services, now has a p...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Mayor Broome Launches Baton Rouge Chapter of My Brother’s Keeper

Baton Rouge, La. — April 8, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Thursday the launch of the Baton Rouge chapter of My Brother’s Keeper (MBK); MBK will exist as a partnership with the Office of Commun...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Operation Clean Up Kicks Off This Weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA – April 6, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of Operation Clean Up, a volunteer-based community beautification program in East Baton Rouge Parish. Clean-up events will be hos...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Mayor Broome Challenges Baton Rouge Residents and Students to Commit to Water Conservation

BATON ROUGE, LA – April 1, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today Baton Rouge’s participation in the 10th Annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.

 

Through the an...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2021

City-Parish Services for Good Friday Holiday and Easter Weekend

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 1, 2020 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Friday, April 2nd in observance of the Good Friday holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) and...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2021

Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccines & New Pop-Up Clinic Initiative

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 31, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and HealthyBR announced two new initiatives today to connect underserved residents in East Baton Rouge Parish with COVID-19 vaccines. The two initiatives...

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Free Uber Ride Info Flyer Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2021

Rental Assistance Program Application Assistance Available Saturday, March 27

BATON ROUGE, La. — Friday, March 26 — The Office of Community Development will provide assistance to residents with limited access to technology who wish to apply to the East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Rental Assistance Program. OCD ...

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Rental Assistance Document Checklist Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Mayor Broome Secures Another Pay Raise for BRPD

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 24, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome secured a second 3 percent pay raise for all municipal police personnel at Wednesday’s Metro Council meeting. This marks the second pay raise f...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces At-Home Vaccination Initiative and COVID-19 Web Series

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 15, 2021 – This week Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and community partners are announcing two initiatives based on recent recommendations from the EBR Health Equity Vaccine Taskforce.

At-...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Health Equity Vaccine Taskforce Announces Recommendations

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 12, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Health Equity Vaccine Taskforce announced their COVID-19 vaccine recommendations today. The taskforce is intended to identify disparities in ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 9, 2021 – Davis Rhorer believed downtown was the heart and soul of Baton Rouge, and likewise his heart was fully devoted to the Downtown Development District. During his many years as the organization&...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

City-Parish Announces Launch of EBR Emergency Solutions Portal for Rental Assistance Program

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 8, 2021 East Baton Rouge Parish is requesting residents in need of housing assistance to submit needs-assessment surveys about their households and impacts due to COVID-19 on a new digital website, www.EBRemergencysolutions.com.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Youth with Juvenile Detention Center Receive Academic Credits towards High School Diploma

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 5, 2021 – Five youths with the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention Center have received academic credits towards their high school diplomas through the EBR Juvenile H.O.P.E. Redesign Initiative....

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Baton Rouge to Participate in Plastic Pollution Initiative

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 4, 2021 – The Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) announced this week Baton Rouge would be one of three locations for its Mississippi River Plastic Pollution Initiative. In April, the initiative will empower citi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Healthcare RFP for East Baton Rouge Parish Prison

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 4, 2021 – The City-Parish will announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) on March 5, 2021, for on-site primary healthcare services at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. The City-Parish is seeking to provi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces 2021 Open Data Day Virtual Events

BATON ROUGE, LA – February 26, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday Baton Rouge’s plans to celebrate 2021 International Open Data Day, held annually throughout the world to highlight the benefi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor Broome’s ACAO Veneeth Iyengar To Lead Louisiana’s Broadband Development Effort

BATON ROUGE, LA – February 26, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the resignation of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Veneeth Iyengar today with his last day in the administration on March 26, 2021.

Iyen...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 25, 2021 – In an effort to keep the lines of communication open with the public, I want to provide an update about the ongoing investigation concerning BRPD and a juvenile member of the community. 

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Mayor-President Broome Announces Resources for the Recent Winter Weather

BATON ROUGE, La.February 24, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is encouraging all residents in East Baton Rouge Parish affected by the recent winter storm to complete the statewide self-reporting Damage Assessment Survey i...

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Damage Survey Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Baton Rouge Police Department Assists Baton Rouge General in Critical Blood Delivery

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 20, 2021 – As Louisiana faced a historic winter storm this week, the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) Air Support Unit made a critical blood delivery utilizing air support resources. This transp...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 21, 2021 – This evening a concerning encounter between a BRPD officer and a juvenile in our community was brought to my attention. I have viewed the short snippet of video and snapshots shared via s...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Winter Storm Debris Removal Underway

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 19, 2021 – The City-Parish began efforts earlier this week to remove debris caused by the recent winter storm. Republic Services began collecting woody waste Wednesday, February 17, as part of its r...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Shelter of Last Resort and City-Parish Office Closures

February 17, 2021 — As energy companies continue to restore power in East Baton Rouge Parish, residents are urged to check on neighbors and loved ones who may need assistance staying warm. Please continue to practice fire and generator ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Emergency Shelters and City-Parish Offices

February 16, 2021 — As energy companies continue to restore power in East Baton Rouge Parish, residents are urged to check on neighbors and loved ones who may need assistance staying warm. Please continue to practice fire and generator ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Garbage Collections for East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – February 15, 2021 — Republic Services has suspended garbage and recyclable collections for Tuesday, February 16 in the City of Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, and the City of Central. Collections will ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Curfew Issued for East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – February 15, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has issued a curfew for East Baton Rouge Parish tonight from 8 p.m. – 7 a.m. due to the Winter Storm. Everyone should stay off the roads during this freeze event, but if ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Declares Emergency for East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – February 15, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration on Monday, February 15, 2021. This local disaster declaration allows East Baton Rouge Parish the ability to...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2021

Stay Calm and Stay Safe during the Freezing Weather

Baton Rouge, La. – February 14, 2021 — According to the National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans, East Baton Rouge Parish is now under a Winter Storm Warning with a Hard Freeze Watch beginning Monday night. The latest foreca...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 12, 2021 – Since 2017, my administration has put the reform of the Baton Rouge Police Department at the forefront of the change we seek to make in our community. Under the leadership of Chief Murphy Paul, great strides...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 10, 2021 – I am pleased our Metro Council was able to find a consensus and approve an offer of settlement in the Alton Sterling civil case. After nearly five years, the people of Baton Rouge are fin...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

East Baton Rouge Parish Officials and Advocates Address Opioid Epidemic

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 9, 2021 – With only one month into the New Year, East Baton Rouge Parish is already on track to match the number of overdose deaths in 2020, which had almost doubled the highest number on record in 2019. The...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Statement on Mardi Gras Season and COVID-19 Compliance

Baton Rouge, La. – February 5, 2021 – Mardi Gras season is here and we are all excited to celebrate in safe ways as we continue to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Baton Rouge remains in a dangerous place now that the more-c...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – February 5, 2021 – Today National Public Radio released an article that discusses the inequity of COVID-19 vaccine sites across the South. East Baton Rouge Parish was mentioned as one of these cities. As you...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

New Study Offers COVID-19 Testing in Black Communities

BATON ROUGE, La. –  Thursday, February 4, 2021 – Although a much higher percentage of Black people die from COVID-19 than white people, many of Louisiana’s Black residents remain reluctant to be tested for the virus. Local scientists and...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2021

Mayor Broome Launches Neighborhood Engagement Hub

BATON ROUGE, La. – February 3, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome launched Safe, Hopeful Neighborhoods Engagement Hub today as part of the Safe, Hopeful, Healthy BR Initiative from her Office of Community Development ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Mayor Broome Releases 2020 Open Data Policy Report

BATON ROUGE, LA – Jan. 28, 2021 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released the City-Parish’s 2020 Open Data Policy Report Wednesday. The report outlines key successes in open data over the past year, and plans for expansi...

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Read the Open Data Policy Report Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Mayor Broome and MOVEBR Break Ground on Mall of Louisiana Boulevard

BATON ROUGE, LA – January 27, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and community stakeholders broke ground Wednesday on the second MOVEBR project at Mall of Louisiana Boulevard. This project is one of the 21 projects tha...

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Mayor's Press Releases
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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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Statement on the Passing of Steve Carter

BATON ROUGE, La. – January 26, 2021 – Former Representative Steve Carter was a dedicated family man, public servant, and fellow neighbor here in East Baton Rouge Parish. Mr. Carter had a storied career of serving our community...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2021

Mayor Broome’s Statement on the Passing of Donna Britt

BATON ROUGE, La. – January 21, 2021 – I am deeply saddened by the loss of the beloved Donna Britt. Throughout her lifetime, Donna was a light for many, and an essential part of the fabric of our community.

To know Donna was to ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Mayor-President Broome announces holiday garbage service schedule, Christmas tree collection

Baton Rouge, La. — December 22, 2020 — The following garbage and recycling service schedule will be in effect this holiday season. There will be no curbside garbage and recycling services on Christmas Day; all services will re...

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Christmas Tree Disposal Guide Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Mayor Broome and the Louisiana Housing Corporation Launch “Housing Heroes” Initiative

BATON ROUGE, La. – December 16, 2020 – In light of the dire need for quality, safe, affordable, and accessible housing following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricanes Delta and Laura, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is join...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 16, 2020

MOVEBR Program Updates on Traffic Signal Synchronization

BATON ROUGE, La. – December 16, 2020 – The MOVEBR program has released an update on its synchronization of traffic signals, a project that is providing equipment upgrades, software improvements and doubling the amount of fiber...

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MOVEBR program Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2020

HealthyBR Medical Advisory Board Issues Recommendations on the CDC’s Updated Exposure Guidelines

Baton Rouge, La. – December 14, 2020 – Mayor Broome’s HealthyBR Region 2 Medical Advisory Board issued an updated COVID-19 Exposure Recommendations Thursday. The list of recommendations and guidance was developed usi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Mayor Broome Secures Pay Raise for Police

BATON ROUGE, La. – December 8, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome secured a 3% pay raise for every Baton Rouge police officer at the Tuesday evening Metro Council budget hearing. The pay increase goes into effect at the end of...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Mayor’s Homelessness Prevention Coalition Announces 2021 Goals

BATON ROUGE, La. – December 3, 2020 – The Mayor’s Homelessness Prevention Coalition (HPC) announced the rollout of goals during their fall meeting. 

Coalition members have led stakeholder workgroups to provid...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces 2021 MOVEBR Projects

BATON ROUGE, La. – December 2, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the construction of 21 MOVEBR projects beginning in 2021; the anticipated projects will increase capacity, significantly enhance existing cor...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Mayor Broome & BRPD Launch Community Crime Camera Programs

BATON ROUGE, La. – December 1, 2020 –Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul, and Gary Patureau of the Sherwood Forest Crime District announced two new initiatives connecting community-owned security ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Community-Led Plan to Address the HIV Epidemic

BATON ROUGE, La. – November 30, 2020 – In coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health, the City of Baton Rouge and the City of New Orleans are launching Get Loud Louisiana — an awareness campaign and a serie...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Statement from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – November 30, 2020 – Over the holiday, our community experienced a tragic loss with the passing of three children after a fire on Thanksgiving Day. My thoughts and prayers are with their families, their loved...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2020

Mayor Broome Signs Latest Executive Order to Protect Small Businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 20, 2020 — Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome: “This holiday season, it is critically important for the City-Parish to take every action within our purview to help our busin...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

City-Parish, DOTD and CATS Execute Agreements for Louisiana’s First Bus Rapid Transit Project

BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 24, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today joined Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D.; Capital Area Transit System CEO Bill Deville...

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Map of BRT Corridor Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Nearing Completion

BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 23, 2020 – City-Parish debris removal crews are in the final phases of collecting storm debris generated by Hurricane Delta, with more than 50,000 cubic yards of debris collected to date.

 

City-Parish officials estim...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome Concerning 2021 Mardi Gras

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 20, 2020 — Since March, residents in our city have made adjustments to their daily habits and routines due to the coronavirus pandemic —especially during beloved holidays.

At this point, we do not know where we will be with COVI...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces Success of eBay Retail Revival Program

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 20, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday the success of the eBay Retail Revival program in its inaugural year. The economic development program is the result of a public-private partnership with eBay to ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome about Increase of COVID-19 Cases in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 17, 2020 Today’s report by the Louisiana Department of Health about the increase of COVID-19 cases in East Baton Rouge Parish emphasizes our recent public messages to double down in our efforts and no...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

City-Parish Expands Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Efforts

BATON ROUGE, La. – Nov. 16, 2020 – The City-Parish is expanding its Hurricane Delta debris removal efforts by bringing on additional crews, trucks and equipment to complete the City-Parish’s debris removal program. 

 

These additio...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 13, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday the completion of the 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA).  

A CHNA is a strategic plan evaluating the health of a ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – November 12, 2020 – East Baton Rouge Parish is moving in the wrong direction with the COVID-19 pandemic. As of today, the Louisiana Department of Health reports our positivity rate has risen back to 5% positivity. We cannot give in to “...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 10, 2020 – Regarding the recent incident involving an LSU student and BRPD, I have confidence Chief Murphy Paul will get to the bottom of it. I know he's continuing to reach out to the LSU student, his f...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces 2020 International GIS Day

 

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 numerous activi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
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 ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA – November 9, 2020 – My office has been made aware of a situation concerning BRPD and an LSU student. Upon notification, I have been in contact with Chief Paul, who has assured me his department is thoroughly investigat...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Update, Weekly Look Ahead

BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 8, 2020 – City-Parish debris removal crews continue to make progress in collecting debris generated by Hurricane Delta, with more than 23,000 cubic yards of storm debris collected to-date.

 

Over the past ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces MOVEBR Design Selections

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 5, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced this evening that Huval & Associates Inc. has been selected to design the Airline Highway, North Capacity Project; and Stantec Consulting...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Presents 2021 Operation Budget

BATON ROUGE, La. — November 5, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome presented the 2021 Budget to the Metropolitan Council Thursday during the annual Special Budget Meeting. 

 

“While 2020 has brought ma...

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Proposed 2021 Budget (PDF) Mayor's Press Releases
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 ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Continues as Crews Begin Moving into Additional Impacted Areas

BATON ROUGE, LA – Nov. 1, 2020 – City-Parish debris removal operations are ongoing in response to damage caused by Hurricane Delta, with more than 12,000 cubic yards of storm debris collected to date despite temporarily halting operati...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Mayor Broome Implements City-Parish’s First DBE Certification Program

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 29, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the launch of the Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification Program for East Baton Rouge Parish. The ne...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

MAYOR BROOME ANNOUNCES CLOSURE OF CITY-PARISH BUILDINGS

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oc...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

HURRICANE ZETA AND GARBAGE SERVICES

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 27, 2020 – Republic Services will begin Wednesday garbage/recycling/trash services at 4:00 a.m. on October 28, 2020 due to Hurricane Zeta. Republic will not return for reported missed pickups. It is imperativ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

MAYOR BROOME DECLARES PARISH-WIDE EMERGENCY

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 27, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration last night ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Zeta in Southeast Louisiana. This emergency declaratio...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Build Baton Rouge Receives $5 Million for Plank Road Master Plan

Baton Rouge, La. – October 26, 2020 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Build Baton Rouge announced Monday the receipt of $5 million to implement the Plank Road Master Plan. 

The grant award will be administered to the Ci...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Continues, Expands into Additional Neighborhoods

BATON ROUGE, LA – Oct. 25, 2020 – Debris removal crews are expanding operations after collecting nearly 5,000 cubic yards of storm debris generated by Hurricane Delta since Oct. 19. 

 

Over the past week, crews have com...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Chief Murphy Paul Selected for International Policing Advisory Board

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 21, 2020 – The International Association of Chiefs of Police has selected Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul for membership on its Policy Center Advisory Group as a subject-matter expert. The membe...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Hurricane Delta Debris Removal to Begin Monday, Oct. 19

BATON ROUGE, LA – Oct. 16, 2020 – Residents are reminded City-Parish debris removal crews will begin operations Monday, Oct. 19, as part of the City-Parish’s ongoing response to damages caused by Hurricane Delta.&...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Mayor Broome on Celebrating Halloween 2020 in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. — October 14, 2020 — East Baton Rouge Parish is on the right path to slowing the spread of the coronavirus, and we must work together to ensure we continue on this path. With that said, I encourage our residen...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Mayor-President Broome Announces Parishwide Resources for Hurricane Delta Damage Assessments

BATON ROUGE, LAOctober 14, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the release of the Hurricane Delta Damage Assessment Survey for residents who experienced any storm-related damages between October 8-10. All East Bato...

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Hurricane Delta Survey Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces a Community Farm at Capitol High School

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 14, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Wednesday the groundbreaking of a half-acre school garden at Capitol High School. 

The garden is a result of the collaboration of Gea...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 13, 2020 These are trying times for our state and nation. We're making real progress here in East Baton Rouge, and I welcome the New Orleans Saints here should they choose to come.

While health prec...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Hurricane Delta Debris Removal Operations to Begin Oct. 19

BATON ROUGE, LA – Oct. 11, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the activation of the City-Parish’s debris removal program in response to damages inflicted by Hurricane Delta. 

 

City-Pa...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 6, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration today ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Delta. This emergency declaration is in line with the State ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

EBR Fall Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Oct. 17

BATON ROUGE, La. — Oct. 5, 2020 — East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off their household hazardous materials for Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

Mayor Broome's Statement about the Passing of Governor Foster

BATON ROUGE, La. – October 4, 20202 – Governor Foster was an honorable statesman who served Louisiana with distinction. His dedication to the state and Baton Rouge will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Alice...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Mayor Broome Proclaims October 2020 as Cyber Security Awareness Month

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, me...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Mayor Broome Encourages Residents to get Flu Shots

BATON ROUGE, La. — September 30, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released the following statement:

“Since March, the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish have made significant progress in our effort to com...

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Flu Season 2020-2021 Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Alcohol and Tobacco Commission Approves Mayor Broome’s Request to Opt-In

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 30, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued the following statement:

“This afternoon, the Commissioner of ATC approved my request to opt-in East Baton Rouge Parish, and we will begin wor...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Mayor Broome Requests ATC Allow Bars to Reopen in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has requested the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control ease restrictions on bars and similar businesses once the Louisiana Department of H...

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Mayor's Letter to ATC Commissioner Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 24, 2020 — I am pleased East Baton Rouge Parish continues to move in the right direction towards slowing the spread of the coronavirus. I am optimistic we will meet the state criteria to apply for e...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 24, 2020 — I am appalled at what I have read about the “racist rants” attributed to a Baton Rouge police officer. I know that Chief Paul acted swiftly to place the officer accuse...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Citizen Data Academy

BATON ROUGE, La. – September 22, 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 Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Geaux Get Healthy Launches Year Three

Baton Rouge, La. – September 21, 2020 – Geaux Get Healthy, a program of HealthyBR, is issuing a request for proposals to address food insecurity for the program’s third year of operation. The program is seeking up to 20 organ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Dedicates $2 Million of CARES Act to Public Safety

Baton Rouge, La. – September 19, 2020 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Saturday her Safe, Hopeful, Healthy Initiative, which will utilize $2 million in CARES Act Funding to address public safety in Baton Rouge. The initi...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration today ahead of the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Sally. This emergency declaration is in line with the State of emergency declared by Governor John Bel Edwards o...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Garbage and Recycling Services will begin Early Monday

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome encourages residents with Monday garbage, recycling, and hand pile services to place carts and hand piles by the road early ahead of any impacts from Tropical Storm Sally. Garbage pickup will begin at 4:00 a.m. Monday ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome concerning COVID-19 and Phase 3

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 10, 2020 — While I am pleased the vast majority of our community is working together to move forward through the pandemic, I remain concerned about the health of our residents and our economy.

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COVID-19 Info Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome on Assisting Former Stupp Employees

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 9, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is aware of the unfortunate proposed layoffs by Stupp Corporation. The priority at this time is helping affected employees identify employment...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Mayor Broome’s Request to Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin

BATON ROUGE, LA — September 8, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome sent a letter to Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin Tuesday, formally requesting use of the Baton Rouge River Center for the upcoming election in order to ...

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Mayor's Letter to Louisiana Secretary of State Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Stormwater Master Plan Virtual Open House

Baton Rouge, La. – September 2, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Stormwater Master Plan Program Team have launched the first public outreach effort, digitally. The public is invited to join in the discussion through the Stormwa...

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Stormwater Implementation Framework (PDF) Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Reopen Friday, August 28, 2020

Baton Rouge, La. – August 27, 2020 – City-Parish employees in East Baton Rouge Parish will resume work on Friday, August 28. City-Parish offices will resume normal operating hours on Friday.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed

Baton Rouge, La. – August 25, 2020 – Due to the continued threat of Hurricane Laura, all City-Parish buildings will remain closed on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, and Thursday, August 27, 2020.

Also, City-Parish has suspended recycling se...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, LA – August 25, 2020 – I am very concerned about the incident that occurred this past weekend outside of a local business, and I am still gathering information from the public and law enforcement. The situation is...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-wide Emergency

Baton Rouge, La. – August 23, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration Sunday ahead of the expected arrival of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura in Louisiana. This proactive...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Dual-Tropical Activity Approaching the Gulf of Mexico

BATON ROUGE, La. – August 21, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials are closely monitoring two tropical disturbances approaching the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service (NWS) New Or...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Mayor Broome Launches $1 Million Microgrant Program for Small Businesses

BATON ROUGE, La. – August 13, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Restart BR Task Force announced Thursday the launch of a $1 million microgrant program for small businesses in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Resilient...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Progress on City-Parish Drainage Improvement Programs

Baton Rouge, La. – August 12, 2020 – The Department of Public Works announced Wednesday progress on two ongoing drainage improvement programs in East Baton Rouge Parish: the Total Spray Program and the Strategic Canal Cleaning...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

HealthyBR Medical Advisory Board Issues COVID-19 Business Recommendations

Baton Rouge, La. – August 6, 2020 – The HealthyBR Region 2 Medical Advisory Board, in conjunction with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), issued COVID-19 Business Recommendations Thursday. The list of recommendations and guidance was...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Partnership to Launch Total Teen Takeover Program

Baton Rouge, La. – July 30, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Healthy Blue, in collaboration with The Safety Place and the Big Buddy Program, are hosting Total Teen Takeover 2020 (TTT) next week. Baton Rouge youth agencie...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Baton Rouge, La. – July 28, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday her intention to extend the mask order for East Baton Rouge Parish. Once the extended order is signed, it will stay in effect until the ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

East Baton Rouge Parish Stormwater Master Plan Launches Website

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 27, 2020 – The East Baton Rouge Parish Stormwater Master Plan reached a milestone Monday with the announcement of the program’s website, which will serve as a resource of information for the public. Th...

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Stormwater Website Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mayor Broome’s Mask Order Sees Results

Baton Rouge, La. – July 23, 2020 – It has been three weeks since Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order instituting a “No mask, No service” policy for the City of Baton Rouge and Eas...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Mayor's Statement on the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

BATON ROUGE, La. — July 19, 2020 — Our country has lost a great civil rights leader and man of faith with the passing of Congressman John Lewis. Raised by sharecroppers in rural Alabama, Lewis spent his entire life fighting for the rig...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 17, 2020 – Today we honor the memory of BRPD Officer Montrell Jackson, BRPD Officer Matthew Gerald, and EBRSO Deputy Brad Garafola who bravely served our community and paid the ultimate sacrifice as the...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Tropical Weather Trending

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials are closely monitoring a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Weather Service (NWS) in New Orleans is forecasting the disturbance to further develop into a tropical dep...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2020

City-Parish Receives International Award for Special Achievement in GIS

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 15, 2020 Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, has awarded the City-Parish its prestigious Special Achievement in GIS award. Jack Dangermond, Esri founder and president, announced the award today at...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

MOVEBR is Getting Baton Rouge Traffic in Sync

At a time when traffic was lighter than normal during the COVID-19 crisis, the MOVEBR program began implementing traffic signal upgrades and laying fiber optic cable, a group of projects that will make Baton Rouge one of the world’s leading citi...

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MOVEBR site Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s Statement on the Coronavirus Mitigation Order

Immediate and bold action is required by everyone to prevent devastation to our health and economy from the alarming resurgence of the coronavirus in East Baton Rouge Parish and Louisiana.

New daily cases in East Baton Rouge Parish have quadrupled in the l...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor Broome Proclaims July 10 USS KIDD Day

Baton Rouge, La. – July 10, 2020 – Mayor Sharon Weston Broome has proclaimed Friday, July 10th, as USS KIDD Day in East Baton Rouge Parish, to mark the premiere of the feature motion picture “Greyhound” on AppleTV+....

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

#GeauxGetTested Extends Hours for Weekend

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 9, 2020 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced extended hours this weekend for the #GeauxGetTested initiative. Anyone age 5 or older can get a free COVID-19 test from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, July 10&n...

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COVID-19 Testing sites in East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces the Dedication of the New Era Medical Complex

Baton Rouge, La. – July 9, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a public-private partnership Thursday which will end the long term vacancy of the New Era Medical Office Complex at 7855 Howell Blvd.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Partnership with Facebook

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 8, 2020 Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a partnership with Facebook’s Youth Councils Program to feature training workshops for the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. The partners...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Geaux Get Tested Initiative Launches in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. – July 6, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the opening of several testing sites in East Baton Rouge Parish beginning Tuesday, July 7, through the "Geaux Get Tested" initiative.

The Mayor&a...

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Register here for expedited testing Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 4, 2020

Healthcare Leaders Sign Letter of Support for Mask Executive Order

Baton Rouge, La. – July 3, 2020 — The Healthy BR Board of Directors and members of their Region 2 Medical Advisory Board support Mayor Broome’s decision and dedication to reducing the spread of COVID-19 in East Baton...

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COVID-19 Community Healthcare Joint Statement Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Mayor Broome Signs Executive Order to Establish “No Mask, No Service” Policy

Baton Rouge, La. — July 1, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order Wednesday to require all commercial and nonprofit entities in the East Baton Rouge Parish to provide goods or services directly t...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2020

MOVEBR Program on Track to Exceed Local Small Business Participation Target

BATON ROUGE, La. – June 24, 2020 –Hoping to achieve at least 20% in small business participation in the MOVEBR program, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the program is on track to exceed that number with current spending ...

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MOVEBR site Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Mayor Broome Proclaims June 19 as Juneteenth Day in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. – June 19, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome declared Friday, June 19, 2020, Juneteenth Day for the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. The holiday represents the symbolic and historical commemor...

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Juneteenth Proclamation Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Drive-Thru Food Distribution

BATON ROUGE, La. – June 17, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will host a drive-thru food distribution on Saturday, June 20, at Glen Oaks High School. Boxes of nutritious food will provid...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor Broome to Host Education Town Hall

Baton Rouge, La. – June 15, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will host a virtual town hall on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 6 p.m. that will feature education leaders from the Baton Rouge community.

The program, entitled &ld...

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Education Town Hall Flyer Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2020

Mayor Broome Signs Executive Order to Establish Mayor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion

Baton Rouge, La. – June 12, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an Executive Order Friday to establish the Mayor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Inclusion (COREI). The commission will work to instill...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 11, 2020

PPE Donation Initiative Reaches Milestone

Baton Rouge, La. – June 11, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and the Baton Rouge Health District announced a major milestone in its PPE Donation Initiative. With a recent generous PPE donation by Guardians of the An...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-wide Emergency

Baton Rouge, La. – June 5, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration Friday ahead of the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Cristobal in Louisiana. By declaring a local emergency, M...

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Mayor's Disaster Declaration Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2020

East Baton Rouge Parish Monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal

Baton Rouge, La. – June 3, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and all City-Parish officials are closely monitoring Tropical Storm Cristobal. The National Weather Service (NWS) New Orleans is forecasting that Tropical ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces Success of BRPOP Initiative

Baton Rouge, La. – June 1, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday the success of the Baton Rouge Procurement Opportunity Partnership initiative (BRPOP) in the program’s inaugural year. The initiative is ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Day of Mourning and Fasting

Baton Rouge, La. – May 29, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome joins mayors across the country in recognizing Monday, June 1, as a National Day of Mourning and Lament to mark the death of 100,000 people in the U.S. fro...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Expanded COVID-19 Testing in East Baton Rouge Parish

BATON ROUGE, La. — May 28, 2019 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Thursday the expansion of COVID-19 community testing sites throughout East Baton Rouge Parish. The expansion will offer mobile testing a...

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COVID-19 Community Testing Sites Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Partnership with Dollar General to Increase Food Access

Baton Rouge, La. – May 22, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a partnership with Dollar General to expand affordable and nutritious foods through the addition of fresh fruits and vegetables at two Baton Roug...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces Reopening of City-Parish Buildings

BATON ROUGE, La. – May 15, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — will be open to the public with strict protective a...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome on City-Parish Finances in the Coronavirus Pandemic

BATON ROUGE, La. – May 7, 2020 – While the health and well-being of our citizens and employees is at the forefront of our efforts at this moment, it is essential that we take steps to manage our financial affairs as w...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Launches Wellness Wednesday Webinar Series

BATON ROUGE, La. — May 5, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a series of online Wellness Wednesday webinars to educate residents on health and wellness during the coronavirus pandemic. The webinars will be h...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Launches Economic Recovery Working Group

BATON ROUGE, La. — May 5, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Tuesday the launch of the Mayor’s Business Roundtable Economic Recovery Working Group as a part of her Restart BR initiative. T...

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Agendas for meetings of the Mayor's Roundtable Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mayor Broome to Host Education Virtual Town Hall Tuesday

BATON ROUGE, La. – May 1, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting at 1 p.m. May 5, 2020, that will feature education leaders from the Baton Rouge community.

The program, entitled, "...

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Additional Info... Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Scholarship Essay Contest

Baton Rouge, La. — May 1, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced an essay contest Friday for high school seniors to address central issues facing our community in the coronavirus pandemic.

The contest is...

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Student Essay Contest Flyer Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2020

Mayor Broome and Senator Barrow Announce Walmart Drive-Thru Testing Site Near Cortana Mall

Baton Rouge, LA – May 1, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Senator Regina Barrow announced Friday a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will open Monday near Cortana Mall in the Walmart parking lot to serve East Baton Rouge ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces #MaskUpEBR Campaign

Baton Rouge, La. – April 29, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is launching a new campaign encouraging East Baton Rouge Parish residents to wear a face covering in public as a safeguard to slow the spread of the coro...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Applications Open for Local Disbursement of CARES Act Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 29, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, in conjunction with Build Baton Rouge, is seeking applications from area community and non-profit organizations for $3.2 million in federal funding provided to t...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Suze Orman Joins Mayor Broome for the Financial Literacy Online Workshop Series

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 28, 2020 — Financial advisor Suze Orman will serve as a special guest contributor for the final installment of Mayor Broome’s Financial Literacy Online Workshop series this Thursday.

Orman is a #1 New ...

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Register here Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

It is a tragic day in the Baton Rouge community. I am deeply saddened by the incident earlier that resulted in the loss of one of our bravest souls, a 21-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department. A 7-year veteran was also injured and is currently...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Broome Collaborates with Poet Donney Rose for Stay At Home Message

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 24, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome partnered with Baton Rouge poet Donney Rose to release a spoken-word poem about the coronavirus pandemic. Rose is a writer, essayist, poet, teaching arti...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Raising Cane’s Purchase of $50,000 in Restaurant Gift Cards

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 24, 2020 – On behalf of the “Keep BR Serving” initiative, the Office of the Mayor-President would like to recognize Raising Cane’s for their incredible bulk purchase of $50,000 in ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Distribution of Donated Cloth Masks

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 23, 2020 – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is distributing donated cloth masks to several organizations that are servicing vulnerable and in-need populations, as a means to combat...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Opening of Second MOHSEP Drive-Thru Testing Site

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 22, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Wednesday the opening of a second Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) COVID-19 Community Testing Site at O...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Virtual Earth Day 2020 Celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA – April 22, 2020  Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a virtual Earth Day celebration focused on engaging Baton Rouge residents and students in the sustainability and preservation of the plane...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces February Sales Tax Revenue

Baton Rouge, La. — April 20, 2020 — The City-Parish’s Finance Department announced sales tax revenue for the month of February 2020. Recurring tax collections reflect a 3.79 percent decrease when compared to February 2019.

The...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces $50,000 Benefiting Minority-Owned Restaurants

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 17, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a combined corporate contribution of $50,000 Thursday to 19 minority-owned businesses in the East Baton Rouge Parish.

“The coronavirus pandemic...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2020

Dynamic Construction Group Makes $100,000 Donation During Coronavirus Pandemic

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 16, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome recently called on the Baton Rouge community to encourage public-private partnerships to meet the needs of the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pand...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 15, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Concerning City-Parish Finances

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 15, 2020 – While the health and well-being of our citizens and employees is at the forefront of our efforts at this moment, it is essential that we take steps to manage our financial affairs as well. O...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Keep BR Serving Campaign Reaches $100K in Gift Card Sales for Local Restaurants

Baton Rouge, La. – April 14, 2020 – The “Keep BR Serving” Campaign, launched earlier this month by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and local business leaders, announced Tuesday the campaign has reached $100,000...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will be closed for Good Friday

Baton Rouge, La. – April 9, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Community Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will be closed Friday, April 10th, in observance of Good Friday.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Mayor Broome Addresses Financial Planning Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

BATON ROUGE, La. — April 7, 2020 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a series of online workshops Tuesday to educate residents on financial planning and applying for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Monday

Baton Rouge, LA – April 6, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Community Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Monday, April 6.  

There were 148 tests ad...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome about COVID-19 Deaths in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, La. – April 5, 2020 –East Baton Rouge Parish is about to enter its fourth week since our first confirmed case of COVID-19. As the Surgeon General has said, this may be our hardest week so far. As of Sunday, the Louisiana D...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2020

Statement by Mayor Broome about increase of COVID-19 Cases

Baton Rouge, La. – April 4, 2020 – As I have been reporting, we expect to see an increase of COVID-19 cases in East Baton Rouge Parish. Please keep in mind, a large increase of confirmed cases can be attributed to a logjam of ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Mayor Broome Extends the Closure of City-Parish Buildings, Introduces Community Notification Plan

BATON ROUGE, La. – April 3, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome extended the closure of all City-Parish buildings Friday, including City Hall and all community centers, through Thursday, April 30, 2020.

City-Parish buildings wil...

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Mayor's Policy on Work Attendance Through 4/30 Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Friday

Baton Rouge, LA – April 2, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Friday, April, 3.

There were 147 tests administered at the si...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

Baton Rouge, LA – April 1, 2020 – I am very appreciative of our first responders and essential workers during this pandemic. They serve on the front lines of this crisis, ensuring we continue delivering critical services to our communi...

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Mayor's Letter to Congressional Delegation Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Wednesday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 30, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Wednesday, April, 1.

There were 114 tests administered at th...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor Broome signs Executive Order to Protect more Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

Baton Rouge, La.—March 30, 2020—Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order Monday temporarily suspending the City-Parish’s ordinance governing the suspension or revocation of licenses and permits for bars ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Monday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 29, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Monday, March, 30. 

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor Broome Addresses Domestic Violence Issues Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Baton Rouge, La. – March 27, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and District Attorney Hillar Moore presented resources Friday for domestic violence issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Domestic violence issues may increase in ...

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Behavioral Health Resources & Directory Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Extends Closure of City-Parish Buildings

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 27, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday the extended closure of all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — to the public with access...

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Mayor's Order to Extend Closures until April 13 Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Friday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 26, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Friday, March, 27.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces PPE Distribution Site

Baton Rouge, LA – March 26, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is collaborating with East Baton Rouge Parish hospitals and healthcare partners to provide additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for medical personnel. Th...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Thursday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 25, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announces the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations on Thursday, March, 26.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor Broome Appeals to White House for COVID-19 Assistance

Baton Rouge, LA – March 24, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome sent a letter Tuesday to President Trump requesting the federal government support East Baton Rouge Parish during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Broome appealed to t...

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Mayor Broome's Letter to the President Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Wednesday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 24, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome would like to thank Baton Rouge General and Baton Rouge Clinic for providing enough tests to allow the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid C...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site Will Resume Tuesday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 23, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome would like to thank Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center for providing enough tests to allow the MOHSEP Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Mayor Broome’s Statement on Fatalities Attributed to COVID-19 in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baton Rouge, LA – March 23, 2020 – I am deeply saddened to learn of the first fatalities attributed to COVID-19 in East Baton Rouge Parish today. On behalf of our community, I share our love and condolences with the patients&a...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site Will Resume Monday

Baton Rouge, LA – March 20, 2020 – The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Community COVID-19 Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations Monday, March, 23, only ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Mayor-President Temporarily Waives Sign Ordinance

Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome issued an Executive Order temporarily suspending the parish’s sign ordinance for 120 days, providing businesses an opportunity to advertise adjustments to their services on signs in the public right-of...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Mayor Broome Addresses Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Baton Rouge, LA – March 20, 2020 – In the coming days, East Baton Rouge Parish may have a noticeable increase in positive COVID-19 test results. This does not indicate a rapid spread of the virus, but is a direct resu...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces Closure of City-Parish Buildings

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 19, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all City-Parish buildings — including City Hall and all community centers — wi...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Broome's Statement to First Responders

Baton Rouge, LA – March 18, 2020 – As we face the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, I want to assure our first responders that their safety is my top priority. I want to take a moment to thank our first responders for the...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Mayor Broome announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will resume Thursday for existing patients

Baton Rouge, LA – March 19, 2020 – The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Community Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume operations Thursday only for patients who ha...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s COVID-19 Economic Initiative

Baton Rouge, LA – March 18, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed an executive order Wednesday to extend the time for filing East Baton Rouge local sales tax returns for 30 days. The returns for February and March of 2020 ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Announces East Baton Rouge Parish’s 2nd Positive Case

Baton Rouge, LA – March 18, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the second COVID-19 positive case, commonly referred to as coronavirus, in East Baton Rouge Parish Wednesday.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces COVID-19 Community Testing Site will Resume Wednesday for Existing Patients

Baton Rouge, LA — March 18, 2020 — The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Community Testing Site at Baton Rouge General – Mid City will resume Wednesday only for patients who had...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor Broome’s Statement on COVID-19 Community Testing Site

Baton Rouge, LA – March 17, 2020 – The Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is working to bring more COVID-19 testing kits to the Community Testing Site. Mayor Broome is in constant contact with Gove...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Mayor-President Announces East Baton Rouge Parish’s First Positive Case of COVID-19

Baton Rouge, LA – March 17, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the first COVID-19 positive case, commonly referred to as coronavirus, in East Baton Rouge Parish Tuesday afternoon. Over the past few weeks, Ma...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Statement from Mayor Broome about COVID-19 Tests on Tuesday, March, 17

Baton Rouge, LA – March 17, 2020 – Demand for testing at the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security Mid City Community Testing Site has now exceeded the supply of testing kits, and they are no longer accepting patients today.

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Community Testing Center for COVID-19

****UPDATE: The Community Testing Site is no longer accepting patients as of Tuesday, March 17, due to demand exceeding the supply of testing kits.******

Baton Rouge, LA – March 16, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the opening of a com...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-wide Emergency

Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome signed a parish-wide Emergency Disaster Declaration related to the City-Parish’s efforts to protect against COVID-19. As of this evening, there are still no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in East Baton...

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Disaster Declaration - COVID-19 Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Mayor Broome Activates All Hazards Recovery Task Force

Due to the continuously evolving nature of the COVID-19, Coronavirus, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is activating the East Baton Rouge Parish All Hazards Recovery Task Force. The Task Force, separated into six recovery support function areas, is a ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Mayor: Permitted Public Events Postponed Until Further Notice

Baton Rouge, LA – March 12, 2020 – Effective immediately, I am issuing an executive order to declare a public health emergency in East Baton Rouge Parish. As of this morning, there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the par...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience Partnership Kickoff

March 6, 2020 – The Mayor’s Youth Workforce Experience (MYWE) Partner Kickoff will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at Goodwood Library.

The partnership kickoff provides an opportunity for past and potential partners to learn ho...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

EBR in Slight Risk of Severe Weather Forecast

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 — The National Weather Service (NWS) Slidell has included East Baton Rouge Parish (EBRP) in the Slight Risk of Severe Weather forecast for later today. The main threat is predicted to be heavy rainfall; however,...

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Red Stick Ready website Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Statement by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome Concerning Coronavirus

Baton Rouge, LA – March 2, 2020 – I am reassured by the leadership of Governor Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health in preparation of cases of novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) appearing in Louisiana. I want to reas...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2020

Baton Rouge to Celebrate Open Data Day 2020

BATON ROUGE, LA – February 26, 2020 – Today, 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, 771...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

Mayor's Statement on $1.2 Billion in State Flood Mitigation Funding

Baton Rouge, LA – February 21, 2020 – The approval of these funds means East Baton Rouge Parish, and many other parishes in our region and state, can continue advancing flood recovery and watershed mitigation efforts. For our parish, c...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Mayor Broome declares Crime Stoppers the “Graffiti Hotline”

Baton Rouge, LA – February 14, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is declaring Crime Stoppers as the best direct line of communication for citizens who want to fight back against graffiti in their neighborhoods. Anyone who cap...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2020

Statement from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome

February 11, 2020 – As Mayor-President, the safety and well-being of every citizen in East Baton Rouge Parish is a top priority. This includes making certain those who are incarcerated are treated humanely. Many have voiced concerns abo...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Mayor Broome Invites Residents to Local Police Precincts

Baton Rouge, LA – February 7, 2020 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome kicks off her first Baton Rouge Police Department Precinct Tour on Monday, February 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First District, 4445 Plank Road. Mayor Broome, Po...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Results of January 2020 Operation Fresh Start

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 5, 2020 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the results of the January 2020 installment of Operation Fresh Start, the mayor’s parish-wide litter abatement and beautifica...

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Operation Fresh Start Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Graduation Ceremony Held for Trainees in Scaffold-Building Program

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., BrandSafway and Employ BR presented the fourth graduating class of scaffold builders. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, along with her Assistant Chief Administrative Officer Dr. Pamela Ravare-Jones, were in...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Mayor Broome's Statement on the Passing of Lorri Burgess

January 15, 2020 – Baton Rouge lost a committed public servant today with the passing of former Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tempore Lorri Burgess. She was always a passionate advocate for our community, most recently leading the Sickle Cell Assoc...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2020

Mayor Broome's Statement on the Passing of Rev. Betty Claiborne

January 12, 2020 — BATON ROUGE, LA — Baton Rouge lost a civil rights icon this weekend with the death of Rev. Betty Claiborne. She was arrested in 1963 while attempting to integrate City Park pool.

“Rev. Betty Claiborne was a ...

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Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Friday LSU Spirit Day, Wagers with Clemson Mayor

BATON ROUGE, LA — January 10th, 2020 — Today, Mayor Broome announced that Friday, January 10th is LSU Spirit Day. She encourages all Baton Rouge residents to wear purple and gold to support LSU Football in their pursuit of the undisputed...

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Posted on: December 27, 2019

Red Stick Revelry to Ring in New Decade in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. — Friday, December 27, 2019 — Red Stick Revelry 2019 will bring an all-new laser light show featuring eight high-powered 3-D lasers, live music and fireworks over the Mississippi River when the Red Stick drops in the N...

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

Behavioral Health Hospital Coming to North Baton Rouge

December 12, 2019 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s initiative to expand health care access and quality jobs in North Baton Rouge was unanimously approved by the Metro Council Wednesday evening. Oceans Behavioral Healthcare will...

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Oceans Behavioral Hospital Mayor's Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2019

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

December 11, 2019 – In its support of the EBR law enforcement agencies, General Informatics is donating its state-of-the-art Real Time Crime Management Platform – 365 RealTime software free of cost to the City of Baton Rouge and the East Baton Rouge Paris...

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

Bond Ratings Demonstrate Strong Financial Standing

December 11, 2019 – Baton Rouge started MOVEBR with a successful bond sale, demonstrating the strong financial standing of the City-Parish. Mayor Broome’s administration finalized the sale of the first series of bonds this month.

On Dec...

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

Joint Statement from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Chief of Police Murphy J. Paul Jr.

Baton Rouge has experienced a disappointing spike in homicides in the month of November. Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy J. Paul Jr. are in ongoing communication about this situation and want the public to know the...

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

Baton Rouge Sees Significant Drop in AIDS Case Rate

BATON ROUGE, LA – Monday, November 25, 2019 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced a major public health improvement concerning HIV and AIDS diagnosis rates in Baton Rouge. Under Mayor Broome’s leadership, Baton Rouge ...

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CDC Data Sheets on EBR HIV Rates 2016-2018 Mayor's Press Releases
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 Geography ...

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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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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 f...

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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 22, 2020

City-Parish Services for Memorial Day Holiday

BATON ROUGE, LA — May 22, 2019 — City-Parish offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. However, residential garbage (both in-cart and out-of-cart woody waste/bulky items) 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 organizations. Each 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

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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Join us on Nextdoor Mayor's Press Releases
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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Additional Info on Open Data Policy Mayor's Press Releases
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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More info on SKYWARN Mayor's Press Releases
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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More info on Household Hazardous Materials Mayor's Press Releases
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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Additional Info... Mayor's Press Releases
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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Complete list of winners Mayor's Press Releases
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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Mayor's video on recovery meetings Mayor's Press Releases
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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Register here Mayor's Press Releases
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.

This tragic loss will be felt...

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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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Mayor's Water Challenge page Mayor's Press Releases
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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MOHSEP Mayor's Press Releases
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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sLocal website Mayor's Press Releases
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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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: 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

News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Today's Metropolitan Council Zoning Meeting Cancelled

Due to the threat of heavy rain and flooding from Tropical Depression Nicholas, the Metropolitan Council Zoning Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 15, 2021, is cancelled. Items on the September 15 agenda will be rescheduled for another date.

Metropolitan Council Zoning Agenda for Sept. 15 Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Public Comment for Metropolitan Council Meetings

The Metropolitan Council Chambers will be open to members of the public for Metropolitan Council meetings beginning with the Council Zoning Meeting on Wednesday, July 21, at 4:00 p.m.  

 

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Meeting for Metropolitan Council District 4

Metropolitan Councilmember Aaron Moak, District 4, will host a Community Meeting on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.–7:45 p.m. at the Fairwood Branch Library, located at 12910 Old Hammond Hwy.

 

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Metro Council Members Host Community Meeting for Baker and Zachary Residents

Metropolitan Councilmembers Brandon Noel, District 1, and Chauna Banks, District 2, are co-hosting a Community Meeting 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at the Baker Branch Library, located at 3501 Groom Road.

 

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Meeting for Metropolitan Council Districts 1 and 2

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thursday, July 8, 2021 — Metropolitan Councilmembers Brandon Noel, District 1, and Chauna Banks, District 2, are co-hosting a Community Meeting on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Baker Branch Library, ...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Comment Form

The East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council is seeking public input on the proposed amendments to the parish Plan of Government. Residents can submit comments and input about the proposed amendments by completing the online public comment form on the...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Meeting for Metropolitan Council Districts 11 and 7

BATON ROUGE, LA — Thursday, June 3, 2021 — Metropolitan Councilmembers Laurie Adams, District 11, and Mayor Pro Tem LaMont Cole, District 7, will co-host a joint Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Main Branch Libra...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Meeting for Metropolitan Council District 5

Baton Rouge, LA — Wednesday, May 26, 2021 — Metropolitan Councilmember Erika Green, District 5, will host a Community Meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Kelly Community Center, loca...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Proposed Plan of Government Amendments Public Meeting for Metropolitan Council Districts 8 and 9

BATON ROUGE, La. — Monday, May 10, 2021 — Metropolitan Councilmember Denise Amoroso, District 8, and Metropolitan Councilmember Dwight Hudson, District 9, are hosting a joint Community Meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021, from 6:00 p.m.&...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2021

Public Meeting on Proposed Plan of Government Amendments

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tuesday, April 27, 2021 — Metropolitan Councilmember Jen Racca, District 12, and Metropolitan Councilmember Rowdy Gaudet, District 3, are hosting a community meeting 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Bluebonnet Regi...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

Metropolitan Council to Meet on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. — Friday, December 31, 2020 — On Saturday, January 2, 2021, members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council will be sworn into office in the Metropolitan Council Chamber, at 11:00 a.m. Due do COVID-19, the ceremony will be ope...

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Agenda for Metro Council's Jan. 2, 2021 Meeting Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Wednesday's Metro Council Meeting Postponed

Baton Rouge, LA — Wednesday, October 28, 2020 — Due to the threat of Hurricane Zeta, the Metropolitan Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 28, 2020, has been cancelled. There will be a Special Metro Council Meeting on Friday, October 3...

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More info Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Council Administrator/Treasure -All persons entering the library must wear a mask

Baton Rouge, LA – The Council Administrator/Treasure announces changes to public comments for the Metropolitan Council Meeting, beginning

Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Emailed public comments will no longer be read aloud during the public comment p...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2020

Metro Council to Hold Public Hearing on Millage Rates on Oct. 28

The Metropolitan Council of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge hereby gives notice pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Metropolitan Council of the Parish o...

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Public Notice of Millage Roll-Forward Hearing Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

August 26 Metro Council Meeting Cancelled

Baton Rouge, LA – Monday, August 24, 2020 Due to the threat of Hurricane Laura, the Metropolitan Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 26, 2020 has been cancelled. The Council Administrator’s Office is working with...

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Online Public Comment Form Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: April 9, 2020

Registration Open for Financial Webinar Series

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 9, 2020 — Registration is now open for a series of webinars designed to educate residents on financial planning and applying for assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of these online workshops is to raise aw...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: April 3, 2020

Metropolitan Council to Meet Via Video Conference on April 8

BATON ROUGE, La. — Friday, April 3, 2020 — The Metropolitan Council meeting on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. will be held via video conference and in a manner that allows for observation and input by members of the public, as ...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Comment on Metro Council Agenda Items Online

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — In order to facilitate public input and comment during this time of social distancing, members of the public may utilize this form to comment on any upcoming items on a Metropolitan Council meeting agenda. Governor John Bel Edwar...

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Metropolitan Council page Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Metropolitan Council and Planning & Zoning Meetings Now Streaming on Facebook Live

The City-Parish is now streaming all Metropolitan Council meetings through Facebook Live, representing an important step forward to enhance the transparency and accessibility of local government meetings.

The livestream feed, developed in collaboration bet...

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Metropolitan Council Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Input Sought on Amendments to Plan of Government

The Plan of Government Committee has completed its proposed amendments to the Plan of Government for the City-Parish of East Baton Rouge. Established two years ago, the committee has met monthly to revise and update the Plan of Government.

East Baton Rouge...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Law Enforcement Officers Leo Program

A series of public open-dialogue discussions, so that youth ages 25 and younger can hear from and talk with local law enforcement officials to establish better relationships and a mutual understanding.

Learn about the variety of ...

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Police Department News

News Flash

Posted on: October 6, 2021

2021 Budget

Flowers and buildings

The Metro Council has adopted Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s 2021 city-parish budget.

Priority Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2021

MOVEBR Infrastructure Enhancement and Traffic Mitigation Plan

Baton Rouge Flag

Get updates on traffic-upgrade projects funded by a voter-approved half-cent sales tax.

Priority Spotlight
Posted on: October 6, 2021

2020 Open Data Policy Report

City Hall Plaza

Learn about last year’s successes in open data and progress toward fulfilling key mandates outlined in the City-Parish open data policy.

Priority Spotlight

News Flash

Posted on: March 29, 2021

EBR Spring Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day to be held April 17 at LSU Touchdown Village

BATON ROUGE, La. March 29, 2021 — East Baton Rouge Parish residents can drop off their household hazardous materials for the City-Parish’s semi-annual Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m.-1 p....

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More info on hazardous materials accepted Recycling Newsflash

News Flash

Posted on: May 13, 2021

Are you Red Stick Ready for Hurricane Season?

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for helpful tips and resources!

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News Flash

Posted on: August 9, 2018

Red Stick Ready App

Emergency preparedness in the palm of your hand! Check out the free Red Stick Ready mobile application that is available on the App Store or Google Play Store by searching "Red Stick Ready."

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News Flash

Posted on: November 16, 2021

Center for Digital Government Names Baton Rouge a Top 10 Digital City for the 7th Consecutive Year

Baton Rouge, La. — November 16, 2021 — The Center for Digital Government has named Baton Rouge a Top 10 Digital City, marking the seventh consecutive year Baton Rouge has ranked among the top digital cities in the U.S. 

Baton Rouge ranked seventh ...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Election Results GIS App has Results of Nov. 13 Election

BATON ROUGE, La., Monday, November 15, 2021 — The EBRGIS team has updated its Election Results app with results for East Baton Rouge precincts in the Nov. 13, 2021, election. 

Users can filter the map in the Layers menu by click...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces 2021 International GIS Day Event, Public Workshop on Nov. 17

Baton Rouge, La. — November 15, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that the City-Parish will celebrate 2021 International GIS Day on Nov. 17 with a public workshop from 6-8 p.m. at the River Center Branch Library’s fourth...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Oct. 25 Virtual Cybersecurity Workshop

Baton Rouge, La. — October 14, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the City-Parish will host a virtual cybersecurity workshop called “A Safe and Secure Digital Baton Rouge” at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

 

The workshop is in recognition...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Mayor Broome Proclaims October 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Baton Rouge, La. — October 1, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome proclaimed October 2021 Cybersecurity Awareness Month, marking the start of a monthlong focus on educating City-Parish employees and Baton Rouge residents on the importance...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: September 30, 2021

Mayor Broome Launches ‘Citizen Data Academy: On Demand’ Video Series

Baton Rouge, La. — September 30, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the launch of the Citizen Data Academy: On Demand self-paced video series designed to educate and engage residents in the City-Parish’s open data program.&...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Dataset of Datasets Catalogs Open Data

Open Data BR has launched a new resource designed to help users navigate its datasets.

 

The “Dataset of Datasets” functions as a master list for all datasets in Open Data BR and EBRGIS Open Data. This index lets users browse ov...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

COVID-19 Dashboard Tracks Pandemic Metrics in EBR Since March 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. — Tuesday, March 30, 2021 — In March 2020, the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic necessitated widespread closures and quarantines. 

The City-Parish’s Open Data BR team unveiled the COVID-19 Dashboard on Ma...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces 2021 Open Data Day Virtual Events

BATON ROUGE, LA – February 26, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Friday Baton Rouge’s plans to celebrate 2021 International Open Data Day, held annually throughout the world to highlight the benefits of open data and encourage ...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: February 11, 2021

Open Data BR Datasets Delve into Budget

Open Data BR has released 2 datasets on the City-Parish’s budget, the City-Parish Revenue Budget and the City-Parish Expense Budget. Their data can be sorted by fund, department, and category.

 

The Revenue Budget dataset shows City-Paris...

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Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Open Data BR Publishes 2020 Property Tax Rolls

The EBR Tax Roll dataset now has 2020 property assessments from the East Baton Rouge Assessor's Office. The dataset contains records like the date of the last property transfer, fair market value, total assessed value, and taxable amount of the parcel.

EBRP Tax Roll Dataset Transparency & Technology News
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Mayor Broome Releases 2020 Open Data Policy Report

BATON ROUGE, LA – Jan. 28, 2021 – Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome released the City-Parish’s 2020 Open Data Policy Report Wednesday. The report outlines key successes in open data over the past year, and plans for expansion in 2021. The Metro...

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Read the Open Data Policy Report Transparency & Technology News
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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Transparency & Technology News
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: 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.

Transparency & Technology News
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: 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 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.

Transparency & Technology News
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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Transparency & Technology News
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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View event on Facebook Transparency & Technology News
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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Axon website Transparency & Technology News
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: July 26, 2018

Interactive Map Shows Parish's Census Population from 1890-1990

The City-Parish’s Geographic Information Systems division has upgraded its interactive maps of the parish with Census population data for every decade from 2010 dating back to 1890. GIS maps for the 2000 and 2010 Censuses have been merged with t...

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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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Transparency & Technology News