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  • Metro Council seats will be decided in a runoff

    November 9, 2016 12:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Runoff elections will be needed to determine final decisions in the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council election. Incumbents Chandler Loupe, Scott Wilson and Buddy Amoroso won enough votes to miss a runoff and were elected back to the council. Newcomer Matt Watson was elected to... more »
  • Metro Council kills smoking ban proposal Play Video

    April 13, 2016 7:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Metro Council killed a proposal that would have banned smoking in all businesses, including bars and casinos. Smoking ban fails. pic.twitter.com/qiXjg0jauI — Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) April 13, 2016 The ordinance was designed to include a ban on... more »
  • With Metro Council approval, CATS to cut two routes in December

    November 10, 2015 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Changes to CATS routes will start December 6th, and that will include the elimination of two following a vote by Metro Council Tuesday. The bus company asked city leaders to let them cut the under performing routes: O’Neal Park and Ride and the Downtown to Mall... more »
  • Body cameras are voted down by Metro Council

    June 10, 2015 11:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council voted down body cameras this evening. Members debated body cameras for almost an hour before the vote. The pitch was to require cops in Baton Rouge to wear body cameras. Although many of the council members agreed they wanted police to wear body... more »
  • Council approves plan to build sidewalks on deadly road

    January 28, 2015 11:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council approved two items Wednesday dealing with sidewalk construction . The approvals allow DPW to move forward with accepting federal money to build sidewalks in Gardere and a neighborhood in North Baton Rouge. The city will used surplus money from similar projects to fund its... more »
  • With budget approval, council agrees to more police academies

    December 9, 2014 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved the mayor's $830 million spending plan for 2015 which will include two police academies to train as many as sixty new police officers. The budget was approved Tuesday evening. The Metro Council made no changes to the plan but did voice some concern about... more »

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