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Emergency Item Filed to Repeal EBR Stormwater Public Utility District

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – An emergency article has been filed to repeal the stormwater utility district in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The article was submitted by East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwoman Laurie White Adams. Officials say it’s on the East Baton Rouge Metro Board’s agenda to be heard at a meeting Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m.

“This section was passed by council after receiving misleading public statements from the administration and the parish attorney,” Adams said. “In my mind, the Stormwater Utility District is the fruit of the poisonous tree. We need to repeal the district and open transparent conversations with the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish regarding the violation of the Clean Water Act, the maintenance of our storm sewer system, and the maintenance of our storm sewer system. effective use of our financial resources.

Leaders, the Stormwater Public Utility District was created to enable the parish town EBR to better plan, build and maintain the storm sewer system. Click here to find out more.

A controversial proposed stormwater charge would have helped fund the Stormwater Public Utility District and its projects.

The Mayor-President’s office of East Baton Rouge requested that the stormwater fee proposal be removed from the Metro Council’s agenda due to miscommunication regarding a nondisclosure agreement tied to the plan. . The Metro Council also announced that the remaining public meetings on the issue would be cancelled.

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