The Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 9:00AM via Zoom teleconference. (video optional) Please see the instructions below on how to join the meeting and submit public comments. Please email or call our office with any questions you may have.

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Video conference via Zoom

By Web:

Meeting ID: 867 0006 3600
Password: 015132

By Phone:

July 16, 2020 – Agenda

I. Call to Order – Rodney Braxton

II. Approval of minutes from June 18, 2020 meeting – Rodney Braxton

III. Financial Report – Heather LeBlanc

I. Review YTD Profit – Loss Actual vs. Budget, Program Statement of Activity, and Cash Flow Projections for the period ended June 30, 2020.

IV. CEO Update – Christopher Tyson

I. Administrative
II. Real Estate/ Land Bank
III. Federal Grants
IV. Projects
(a) Ardendale
(b) Electric Depot
(c) Plank Road Master Plan

V. Audit Update – Faulk & Winkler

VI. New Business – Rodney Braxton

VII. Public Comment – Rodney Braxton

VIII. Adjourn to Executive Session – Rodney Braxton

I. Real Estate Transactions

II. Personnel Matters

IX. Adjournment – Rodney Braxton

Instructions for Joining the Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners’ Meeting

Web Access:
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on:

Phone Access:
1 (301) 715-8592

Meeting ID: 867 0006 3600
Password: 015132

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

Prior to Meeting:
Emails containing public comment will be received up to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, July 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 July 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 Louisiana 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, July 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 July 7, 2020.

Christopher J. Tyson, President and CEO Build Baton Rouge