Office of the Mayor-President

For release: IMMEDIATELY

Release Date: 08/22/2017

Public Informational Meetings Scheduled for BTR Plan before November 2017 Ballot

BATON ROUGE, La. This week, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will host two public informational meetings about the Better Transportation and Roads (BTR) Plan.

On July 26, an introduction of a tax proposition was announced for a parish-wide 5-mill property tax over 30 years to fund an estimated $445 million in regional area improvements that include constructing new public roads, improving existing corridors with increased mobility, constructing community enhancement road projects and improving the advanced traffic management center.

The public meetings will outline details about the proposed BTR Plan and funding requirements to launch the program. Meetings will feature one-on-one discussions and feedback between the public and staff. Following the public meetings scheduled, the Metro Council will decide if a resolution to rededicate the existing cent sales tax and for a new property millage tax will be added to the ballot in the Nov. 18 election when voters will make the final decision.

More meetings are scheduled through September. For a full list of meetings and more information about BTR, go to

This week:

Monday, August 21
Council Districts 8 & 9
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jones Creek Library, Adjoining Rooms 1-3
6222 Jones Creek Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Tuesday, August 22
Council District 7
6:00-7:30 p.m.
MLK Community Center
4000 Gus Young Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802