The Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, April 30 2020 at 9:00am via Zoom teleconference. (video optional) Please see the attached documents for instructions on how to join the meeting and submit public comments. Please email or call our office with any questions you may have.

Video conference via Zoom
By Web:
By Phone: +1 646 558 8656 US
Meeting ID: 921 4773 1533
Password: 947087


  1. Call to Order  –  Rodney Braxton
  2. Approval of minutes from April 16, 2020 meeting   –  Rodney Braxton
  3. Financial Report –  Heather LeBlanc
  4. CEO Update   –  Christopher Tyson
  5. New Business – Rodney Braxton
  6. Public Comment – Rodney Braxton
  7. Adjournment to Executive Session – Rodney Braxton
    1. Real Estate Transactions
    2. Personnel Matters
  8. Adjournment – Rodney Braxton

*If joining by phone, please send an email to during the meeting with your first and last name and organization to ensure we are able to count your attendance.

Public Comment:

There are two options to provide public comment for the meeting, prior to or during the meeting. Below are the process for both options. Any public comment received will be read during the meeting.

Prior to Meeting:

Emails containing public comment will be received up to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. All emails must be submitted to and must include the Agenda item number, your name and a brief statement. If you wish to speak during the meeting, please indicate in your email. You will be addressed during the meeting.

During Meeting:

Public comments will be taken during the Public Comment period on the agenda. The Board Chairman will open the meeting up for public comment after addressing all public comments submitted via email prior to the meeting.


In accordance with Executive Proclamations JBE 2020-30 and 2020-33, issued by Governor John Bel Edwards on March 16, 2020 and March 22, 2020, respectively, this notice shall serve as the certification of the inability of Build Baton Rouge (“The Authority”) to otherwise operate in accordance with the Louisiana Open Meetings Law due to a lack of a quorum as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Pursuant to Section 4 of JBE 2020-30, The Authority will provide for attendance at its essential Board of Commissioners meeting on April 16, 2020, via video conference because it is unable to obtain a quorum (3 of 5 members). In addition, under Section 2 of JBE 2020-33, Governor Edwards ordered all public gatherings of ten (10) or more people to be suspended or postponed. The Authority is a special district created pursuant to Article VI, Section 19 of the Constitution of Louisiana and political subdivision of the State as defined in Article VI, Section 44 of the Constitution of Louisiana. It is essential for The Authority, acting through its Board, to continue to operate in accordance to its rights, powers, privileges and immunities accorded by the laws and the Constitution of Louisisna to political subdivisions of the State, subject to the limitations provided in Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4720.151 (Enabling Legislation).

Considering the foregoing, and in accordance with Proclamation Numbers JBE 2020-30 and JBE 2020-33, the Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. will be held via video conference and in a manner that allows for observation and input by members of the public, as set forth in the Notice posted on April 13, 2020.

Christopher J. Tyson, President and CEO
Build Baton Rouge