The rain is not stopping Together Baton Rouge from holding a Flood Matters Assembly tonight, though the group is asking attendees to arrive 15 minutes early and bring their umbrellas.
The assembly, which "will bring together key officials, flood-affected citizens to set course of action for recovery and prevention" according to a press release, starts at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd.
Together Baton Rouge says the event will:
- Launch a community-wide campaign to support the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Survey,
- Address the need to strengthen watershed-level flood-prevention,
- Discuss incentivizing higher, safer development and
- Initiate a grassroots campaign to overhaul our drainage infrastructure.
Scheduled to attend:
- EBR Metro Council Members Trae Welch, Erika Green, Lamont Cole, Tara Wicker, Matt Watson & Donna Collins-Lewis
- State Representatives Patricia Smith (District 67) & Valarie Hodges (District 63)
- Pat Forbes, Director of LA Office of Community Development
- Rowdy Gaudet, East Baton Rouge Parish Public Works
- Frank Duke, Director EBR City-Parish Planning Commission
- Dietmar Rietschier, Director of Amite River Basin Commission