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Metropolitan Council

222 Saint Louis St.
Room 364
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 389-3123 Office
(225) 389-3127 Fax
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Chandler Loupe
Mayor Pro Tem
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District 01
  Trae Welch
District 02
  Chauna Banks-Daniel
District 03
  Chandler Loupe
District 04
  Scott Wilson
District 05
  Ronnie Edwards
District 06
  Donna Collins-Lewis
District 07
  C. Denise Marcelle
District 08
  Buddy Amoroso
District 09
  Joel Bo
District 10
  Tara Wicker
District 11
  Ryan Heck
District 12
  John Delgado
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Mayor-President and Metro Council Members

Addressing the City Council

Citizens may speak during Public Hearings at Metropolitan Council meetings by completing a "Request to Speak Form" This document is in PDF format.  Download the free viewer from and presenting it to the Public Information Coordinator, near the podium, prior to the start of the meeting before 4:30 p.m. Groups that wish to address the same issue are encouraged to select a spokesperson. Each citizen will be given three minutes to speak.

The Metropolitan Council acts as the governing authority for the City and Parish of East Baton Rouge. Its authority is exercised over the City and Parish General Funds, all districts created by the Council, the Greater Baton Rouge Airport District, the Public Transportation Commission, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sewerage Control Commission, and the Greater Baton Rouge Parking Authority. The Council acts as the official policy-making board for all of the above. It is required by The Plan of Government to hold meetings on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. The Council also conducts committee meetings on alternating Wednesdays and special meetings whenever they are deemed necessary.

Mission Statement

To establish policy for the city, the parish, and the districts under its authority, to adopt the annual budgets for the City and Parish General Funds and all districts requiring such action of the Council, to appoint the members of various boards and commissions as necessary, and to provide for the continued growth of East Baton Rouge Parish through establishment of zoning policy and regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the things the Metropolitan Council is responsible for?

The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council is responsible for setting the policy of the City-Parish, including establishing local sales taxes, setting the salaries of police officers, approving whether a piece of property is ultimately rezoned, determining whether or not liquor can be sold on Sundays and more. One of the biggest responsibilities of the Metro Council is approving how the City spends money. Each fall, the Mayor-President submits the City-Parish's budget for Council review. In 2012, the General Fund budgeted amount, appropriated by the Metro Council was $281,105,950. In the event there's a surplus of revenue, the Council also decides how the funds should be spent.

And, when it comes to passing new legislation, it is Metro Council members who get the ball rolling. Many of the items members introduce come first from constituents, so it's important to get to know your Council Member and what he or she stands for.

What do Metro Council Members earn for their role on the Council?

As they earn just $1,000 a month for their role on the Council.

What is the Mayor Pro Tem?

After a new council is seated, members elected their own president, or Mayor Pro Tempore. The Mayor Pro Tem presides over meetings and serves on the Mayor-President's behalf when he is unable to be present.

Where and when does the Metro Council meet?

The Council meets at the City Hall building, downtown at 222 St. Louis Street. The chambers are located on the third floor. The Council usually meets twice a month, but often more frequently.

How can the community participate in Metro Council meetings?

"Public hearings" give the community a chance to speak on topics they feel strongly about. Public hearings are held on all sorts of issues, including road projects, appropriating money and levying taxes. Before a public hearing takes place, the item is introduced by a Council Member then approved by the body for discussion at a later date. In that interim period, the date and time of the public hearing are announced, both in the newspaper and through postings in the Governmental Building.

Do we have term limits in East Baton Rouge Parish?

Yes, in 1995, the citizens of the parish voted to limit both the Mayor-President and members of the Metropolitan Council to three consecutive terms of office.

How to I reach my Metro Council Member?

There are several ways to find out who your council member is. You can use the Council District map or search by your street name using the Council District Lookup.  If you still need help in determining who your Metro Council member is, call the Council Administrator's office at 389-3123.