EBR Council To Consider Spending Priorities For Federal Money

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The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will soon decide whether to approve Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's plan to spend $73 million in federal money.

The city-parish is proposing to use funds from the second round of American Rescue Plan payments for drainage upgrades, covering pandemic-related revenue losses, and improving public safety.

The proposed uses of the funds for crimefighting include 75 cameras parish-wide, pay raises for police, and new patrol units and other crimefighting gear for the BRPD.

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