Building Blocks Portal
Prior to utilizing Tolemi’s solution, City-Parish staff had to aggregate and standardize records held across nineteen different agencies including the Baton Rouge Police Department, the EBR Sheriff’s Department, Build Baton Rouge, and the City-Parish Department of Development. Each source of data was different, requiring significant time and resources to compare key vital signs and make determinations about the condition and status of each. Department staff estimate time savings of 15 to 20 hours a week in some cases.
The BuildingBlocks software has already mapped the 9,750 blight service calls in the past two years. It has also calculated that blighted properties account for just 3% of the overall stock but over 10% of all police incidents. By taking an innovative, data-driven approach to tackling blight, Mayor-President Broome aims to curb crime and revitalize Baton Rouge’s neighborhoods.