The Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners will meet Thursday, August 20, 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 email@example.com or call our office with any questions you may have.
Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Video conference via Zoom
Meeting ID: 821 4384 108
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I. Call to Order – Rodney Braxton
II. Approval of minutes from July 16, 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 July 31, 2020.
IV. CEO Update – Christopher Tyson
II. Real Estate/ Land Bank
III. Federal Grants
(b) Electric Depot
(c) Plank Road Master Plan
V. 2019 Financial Statements – Christopher Tyson
Action Item: Approve and adopt the 2019 audited financial statements for Build Baton Rouge.
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
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking on:
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Meeting ID: 821 4384 1084
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, August 19,
2020. All emails must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
CERTIFICATION OF INABILITY TO OPERATE DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM
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
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, August 20, 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 August 13, 2020.
Christopher J. Tyson, President and CEO Build Baton Rouge