Together Baton Rouge Still Plans To Hold Tuesday Event

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

The group asks you RSVP here.

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