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Government

The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge are managed by a single, consolidated form of government. By having a consolidated government duplication of government services is eliminated, government efficiency is increased and cost is reduced. Basically, consolidated government is regarded as a more efficient way of running a metropolitan area. This form of government stems from 1947, when the people of the parish voted to consolidate the functions of local government so that the City of Baton Rouge and the rural, unincorporated areas of East Baton Rouge Parish would be served by a single government. The local government was further consolidated in 1982 when citizens voted to join the City and Parish Councils into a single governing body called the Metropolitan Council

Mayor-President

As the name implies, the Mayor-President is the Mayor of the City of Baton Rouge and the Parish President for the Parish of East Baton Rouge. The Mayor-President sets the government's agenda, vision and manages its day-to-day functions. He appoints most of the department heads and supervises the services of those departments. While he does not set the city's public policy (that is the job of the Metropolitan Council) the Mayor-President influences policy through his relationships and his appointees.

Metropolitan Council

The East Baton Rouge Parish Metropolitan Council is responsible for setting the policy of the City-Parish government. The Metro Council is responsible for passing new legislation and approving how the city spends money. When it comes to passing new legislation, many of the items members introduce come first from their constituents. There are currently 12 Council Districts for East Baton Rouge Parish. If you do not know who your council member is, you can use the Council District Lookup and search using your street address.

Services

Realizing that many citizens may not know which department handles a certain service, we strive to make this site service oriented rather than just department oriented. Services provided by the City-Parish government have been grouped together by who the service applies to. The Residents , Business , Visitors and Economic Development pages of our site group services into several categories to allow users to quickly find the service they are seeking.

Departments and Agencies

All City-Parish Departments are represented on our Department Directory . Several other Agencies that may not be under direct control of the City-Parish Government but do provide services to citizens of our area are also represented. The directory lists department name, director, phone number, email and web address, if applicable.

Agendas and Calendar

The Agendas page list the all of the agendas from various agencies available on the site. The Metro Calendar shows the current months schedule of meetings.

Additional Resources

About Us

The About Us section of the site gives a brief history of Baton Rouge and a more detailed description on the Government.

Organizational Chart

The Organizational Chart shows the lay out of the Executive, Judicial and Legislative Branches, as well as State Constitutional Offices. It also shows the agency that comprise each branch.

Code of Ordinances

The Code of Ordinances are a compilation of laws applicable to East Baton Rouge Parish that have been enacted by the Metropolitan Council. They cover a wide range of topics such as City-Parish departmental organization, traffic codes, criminal codes, health codes, and miscellaneous codes. This compilation is updated after each council meeting by the Municipal Code Corporation.

Plan of Government

The Plan of Government can be considered the City-Parish's "Home Rule Charter" or constitution. It was approved by the voters of the parish in 1947 and has been amended several times over the years. It details the composition and powers and duties of the Metropolitan Council, Mayor, and City Court, as well as several other essential functions of Government like the Finance Department, Public Works, Council Administrator-Treasurer, etc. It can only be amended by a vote of the people.

Metro 21

Metro 21 is the City-Parish's government access channel. It provides information to the public about city services and activities including weekly council meetings and school board meetings and classes for credit from Louisiana State University. In addition, local events such as community meetings, "How to Adopt Pets", tax seminars, road work updates, police, fire and EMS information, job opportunities, commodity listings, housing and energy assistance programs by the Parish, State and Federal Government can be found on this channel. In case of an emergency, Metro 21 will broadcast valuable information to the public 24 hours a day, throughout the event. The Metro 21 Schedule page lists channel programming for the current month.

City Government Directory

19th Judicial District Court
Ann McCrory, Judicial Administrator
300 North Boulevard
Suite 3602
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-4744 Office
(225) 389-4774 Fax
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
amccrory@brgov.com

19th Judicial District Court Clerk of Court
Doug Welborn, Clerk of Court
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3950 Office
(225) 389-5594 Fax
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. M-F


ADA Task Force
Annette I. Bookter, Ph.D., Human Resources Director
1755 Florida Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3129 Office
(225) 389-5314 Fax
(225) 389-7691 TDD
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
abookter@brgov.com


Alcoholic Beverage Control and Gaming Enforcement
Mary E. Roper, Parish Attorney
10500 Coursey Boulevard, Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 389-3364 Office
(225) 389-7869 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
pa@brgov.com


Animal Control & Rescue Center (ACRC) EBRP
Hilton M. Cole, Director
2680 Progress Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 774-7700 Office
(225) 774-7876 Fax
8 a.m.-5 p.m., M-F
ACRC Officers on Duty 24/7
acc@brgov.com

Assessor's Office
Brian Wilson, Assessor
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3920 Office
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Baton Rouge City-Parish Employees' Federal Credit
Doris Richardson, President
433 Government St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3059 Office
(225) 389-5323 Fax
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
drichardson@brgov.com


Baton Rouge River Center (formerly Centroplex)
Todd Mitchell, Manager
275 South River Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3030 Office
(225) 389-4954 Fax
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F


BREC, The Park and Recreation Commission for EBR
Carolyn McKnight, Superintendent
6201 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 272-9200 Office
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

BREC, The Park and Recreation Commission for EBR - Baton Rouge Zoo

Phillip Frost, Director
3601 Thomas Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 775-3877 Office
(225) 775-3931 Fax
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F, 9:30 - 6:00 Weekends

Capital Area Transit System
Brian Marshall, CEO
2250 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-8282 Office
8:00 a.m - 4:15 p.m. M-F

City Court
Lon Norris, Clerk of Court/Administrator
223 Saint Louis Street
Room 208
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-5279 Office
(225) 389-7656 Fax
(225) 389-7623 TDD
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
citycourt@brgov.com


Community Centers

Chaneyville Community Center
Marie Bradford, Director
13211 Jackson Rd.
Zachary, LA 70791
(225) 654-3309 Office
(225) 654-4670 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
ccc@brgov.com

Delmont Service Center
Julie W. Newman, Director
3535 Riley St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 389-5464 Office
(225) 389-4907 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
delmont@brgov.com

Jewel J. Newman Community Center
Carl Slaughter, Director
2013 Central Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 775-6815 Office
(225) 774-2842 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
nbrcc@brgov.com

Leo S. Butler Community Center
Calvin E. Beal, Director
950 E. Washington St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-4860 Office
(225) 389-4855 Fax
7a-6p M, 7a-6p T, 7a-6p W, 7a-8:30p TH, 7a-4p F
lsbutler@brgov.com

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Cheryl Ford, Director
4000 Gus Young Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-7804 Office
(225) 389-7816 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
mlk@brgov.com

Community Centers - McKinley Alumni Community Center

Eddie Johnson, Director
1520 Thomas Delpit Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 383-4865 Office
(225) 383-0110 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
edjohnson@mckinleycenter.net



Community Development
Gwen P. Hamilton, Acting Director
300 Louisiana Ave.
Second Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3039 Office
(225) 389-3939 Fax
(225) 389-3082 TDD
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
ocd@brgov.com


Constable's Office
Reginald R. Brown, Sr., City Constable
233 Saint Louis St.
Basement Room 46
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3004 Office
(225) 389-3029 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
constable@brgov.com


Coroner's Office
William “Beau” Clark, MD, Coroner
4030 T. B. Hearndon Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 389-3047 Office
(225) 389-3447 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M-F
coroner@brgov.com


Council Administration / Treasurer's Office
Brian Mayers, Council Administrator / Treasurer
222 Saint Louis St.
Room 364
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3123 Office
(225) 389-3127 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
counciladmin@brgov.com


Council Budget
Joseph R. Toups, Officer
222 Saint Louis St.
Room 330
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3051 Office
(225) 389-5450 Fax
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. M-F
councilbudget@brgov.com


Council on Aging
Tasha Clark-Amar, Director
5790 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 923-8000 Office
(225) 923-8030 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

District Attorney
Hillar Moore III, District Attorney
222 Saint Louis St.
Fifth Floor, Room 550
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3400 Office
(225) 389-5482 Fax
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Downtown Development District
Davis S. Rhorer, Executive Director
227 Florida St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
(225) 389-5520 Office
(225) 389-5523 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F
ddd@brgov.com


East Baton Rouge Parish Family Court
Ronnie Bullion, Court Administrator
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-4681 Office
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m M-F


East Baton Rouge Parish Library
Patricia Husband and Mary Stein, Co-Directors
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 231-3700 Office
8a-10p M-TH, 8a-6p F-Sat, 2p-10p Sun


East Baton Rouge Parish School System
Bernard Taylor, Superintendent
1050 South Foster Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
(225) 922-5400 Office
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


EBRP Cooperative Extension Service
Karen Stevens, Interim Parish Chair
805 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3055 Office
(225) 389-7634 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Emergency Medical Services
Pam Porter, Administrator
3773 Harding Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 389-5155 Office
(225) 389-5235 Fax
(225) 389-5453 TDD
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
emsinfo@brgov.com


Employees' Retirement System
Jeffrey R. Yates, Retirement Administrator
209 Saint Ferdinand St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3272 Office
(225) 389-5548 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
retirement@brgov.com


Finance Department
Marsha Hanlon, Director
222 Saint Louis St.
Room 439
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
(225) 389-3061 Office
(225) 389-5673 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
Finance@brgov.com


Fire Department
Ed Smith, Fire Chief
8011 Merle Gustafson Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 354-1400 Office
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
brfdinfo@brgov.com


Health Unit
Ida Green, Administrative Manager
353 North 12th St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 242-4860 Office
(225) 342-5824 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F


Healthy BR
Sunanna Chand, Community Outreach Coordinator
222 Saint Louis St.
3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3100 Office
(225) 389-5203 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Human Development and Services
Paula Merrick Roddy, Director
4523 Plank Road
Baton Rouge, LA, LA 70805
(225) 358-4583 Office
(225) 358-7868 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
hds@brgov.com

Human Development and Services - Baton Rouge Business & Career Solutions Center
Penny Leduff-Collins, Interim Program Director
4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-4514 Office
(225) 355-0980 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
brwib@brgov.com

Human Development and Services - Head Start Program
Rebecca Ferguson, Program Administrator
4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-4504 Office
(225) 358-4600 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Human Development and Services - Office of Social Services
Vacant , (Director's position)
4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-4583 Office
(225) 356-7868 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Human Development and Services - Ryan White Program
Vacant, Program Administrator
4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-1947 Office
(225) 356-1970 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Human Development and Services - Workforce Investment Area SDA 21
Cynthia H. Douglas, LWIA-21 Administrative Director, WIA Administrator
4523 Plank Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70805
(225) 358-4579 Office
(225) 357-9675 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F


Human Resources
Annette I. Bookter, Ph.D., Director
1755 Florida St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3141 Office
(225) 389-4962 Fax
(225) 389-3132 Recruiting
(225) 389-7691 TDD
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
hr@brgov.com


Information Services
Eric Romero, Interim IS Director
222 Saint Louis St. Rm.
Basement Room 284
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3070 Office
(225) 389-7745 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
is@brgov.com


Justices of the Peace


Juvenile Court
Donna T. Carter, Judicial Administrator
8333 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 354-1250 Office
(225) 357-7876 Fax
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F
jc@brgov.com


Juvenile Services
Gail S. Grover, Director
8333 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 356-4471 Office
(225) 354-1273 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
js@brgov.com


Mayor-President
Melvin 'Kip' Holden, Mayor-President
222 Saint Louis St.
3rd Floor
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3100 Office
(225) 389-5203 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F
mayor@brgov.com

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