Mayor to publicly discuss capital improvement projects tonight
Mayor Kip Holden and the East Baton Rouge city-parish staff are hosting a public meeting tonight at the Bluebonnet Library to provide an update on the two major capital improvement projects under way in the parish: the Green Light Plan and the Sanitary Sewer Overflow control program. To improve roads, the $600 million Green Light Plan—approved by voters in 2005—has six projects under construction and 26 projects completed. A parishwide half-cent sales tax through 2030 provides the funding. To improve sewerage infrastructure, the $1.4 billion federally mandated sewer improvements program has 48 projects under construction, 38 in design and 22 completed. There are a total of 108 sewer improvement projects. Monthly sewer fees and a half-cent sales tax fund the sewer program. From 6 to 7 p.m., Holden and his staff will discuss progress on both programs and answer questions from the public. The Bluebonnet Library is located at 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd. Additional meetings will take place next month on:
• Monday, July 2: MLK Center, 4000 Gus Young Ave., 6 to 7 p.m.
• Monday, July 9: Zachary Library, 1900 Church St., 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
• Monday, July 23: Greenwell Springs Library, 11300 Greenwell Springs Rd., 6 to 7 p.m.
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