The Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners will convene on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 9:00AM via Zoom teleconference. Please see attached the meeting agendas containing instructions on how to join the meeting and submit public comments prior to the meeting. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (225) 387-5606 with any questions you may have.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Video Conference via Zoom
Instructions for Virtually Joining the Build Baton Rouge Meeting
By Web: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83705506016?pwd=bE9uenNSU3I2WUt5Y29EWHhCSUhB
Meeting ID: 837 0550 6016
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I. Call to Order – Rodney Braxton
II. Approval of minutes – Rodney Braxton
1. Approve minutes from the March 18, 2021
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 March 31, 2021.
IV. Audit Update – Tara Titone
Action Item: Review and approve responses to the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the 2020 year and adopt Resolution.
V. CEO Update – Christopher Tyson
II. Real Estate / Land Bank
III. Federal Grants
(a) Plank Road Master Plan
(b) BR Housing Alliance
(d) Electric Depot
V. New Business – Rodney Braxton
VI. Public Comment – Rodney Braxton
VII. Adjourn to Executive Session – Rodney Braxton
I. Real Estate Transactions
II. Personnel Matters
VIII. Adjournment – Rodney Braxton
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 to 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2021. All emails must be submitted to email@example.com 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 MEETING AGENDA
In accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 42:17.1, this notice shall serve as certification that the agenda of the upcoming meeting of Build Baton Rouge (“The Authority”) is limited to matters that if they are delayed will cause curtailment of vital public services through delay of the Authority’s operations in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 33:4720.151 (“Enabling Legislation”).
Pursuant to Section 4 of JBE 2020-30, The Authority will provide for attendance at its essential Board of Commissioners meeting on April 15, 2021, 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, April 15, 2021, 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 5, 2021.
Rodney Braxton, Board Chair, Build Baton Rouge