Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners Public Notice of Special Meeting

Pursuant to LA R.S. 42:16, the Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Meeting to enter into Executive Session (closed to the public) to discuss real estate transactions on:

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Place: Video conference via Zoom

By Web:
Meeting ID: 577 836 5923
Password: 960327

By Phone:
1 (301) 715-8592

July 23, 2020 – Special Meeting Agenda

I. Call to Order – Rodney Braxton

II. Motion to adjourn to Executive Session – Rodney Braxton

III. Executive Session – Rodney Braxton
I. Call to Order
II. Real Estate Matters – Discussion concerning real estate transactions of Build Baton Rouge
III. Motion to Adjourn Executive Session

IV. Action pursuant to Executive Session – Rodney Braxton

V. Public Comment – Rodney Braxton

VI. Adjournment – Rodney Braxton


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 23, 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 23, 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