Meeting of Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners

Date:    Thursday, October 21, 2021
Place:   Zoom Video Conference (no in-person option available)

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   By Phone:

+1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 837 0550 6016; Password: 585919

Time:    9:00 A.M.


  1. Call to Order        Rodney Braxton
  2. Approval of minutes from September 16 and September 24, 2021            Rodney Braxton                                                                                                                                  
  • Financial Report Heather LeBlanc
    1. Review YTD Profit-Loss Actual vs. Budget, Program Statement of Activity, and Cash
      Flow Projections for the period ended September 30, 2021.
  1. Land Bank Properties Update- Shada Plantation
  • Cristopher Tyson

Action Item: Adopt resolution authorizing Build Baton Rouge to enter into a contract with the State to receive $500,000 in Capital Outlay funds for Shada Plantation development and authorize President and CEO to negotiate and execute the agreement.

  1. CEO Update                                                                Christopher Tyson
    1. Administrative
    2. Real Estate/ Land Bank
  • Federal Grants
  1. Projects
    • Plank Road Master Plan
    • Ardendale
    • Electric Depot
  2. New Business          Rodney Braxton
  • Public Comment         Rodney Braxton
  • Adjourn to Executive Session                                                                          Rodney Braxton
    1. Real Estate Transactions
    2. Personnel Matters
  1. Adjournment            Rodney Braxton




Phone: +1 646 558 8656

Meeting ID: 837 0550 6016; Password: 585919



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, October 20, 2021. 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 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 R.S. 42:17.1(A), The Authority will provide for attendance at its essential Board of Commissioners meeting on October 21, 2021, via video conference because by Executive Proclamation 137 JBE 2021, the Governor has declared a renewed public health emergency involving East Baton Rouge Parish, the jurisdiction of the Authority, and the nature of the emergency would cause an ordinary meeting of the Authority to be detrimental to the health of the public. 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 the Authority’s Enabling Legislation.


Considering the foregoing, the Build Baton Rouge Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, October 21, 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 October 15, 2021.


Rodney Braxton, Board Chair, Build Baton Rouge