L'Auberge Casino and Hotel petition city for annexation

L'Auberge Casino and Hotel petition city for annexation

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The proposed city of St. George is taking another hit, following a series of meetinsg with city officials.

L'Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge has decided to petition for annexation into the city of Baton Rouge.

L'Auberge released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying they have enjoyed a great relationship with Mayor Kip Holden the Metro City Council, and the petition for annexation gives them an opportunity to further that partnership.

"Baton Rouge has been a stable business market in which to operate, and we believe this decision creates an environment even more conducive to business growth and prosperity," said officials in a statement about the petition.

The Metro Council will vote to approve the petition later this month, and if so, that would move the casino and its tax revenue out of the proposed city of St. George.

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