Baton Rouge wins cleanest city award

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge has been named the 2014 Cleanest City for cities with populations over 100,000, according to the Louisiana Garden Club Federation.

Mayor Kip Holden applauded the award, noting that a clean city is essential for the economic growth and the well being of Baton Rouge's citizens.

As part of the statewide competition, judges toured parts of Baton Rouge to assess cleanliness in residential areas, businesses, streets and sidewalks, parks, schools, cemeteries, and other buildings.

Baton Rouge was followed by Lafayette, New Orleans, and Metairie.

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