EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Mayor-president Sharon Weston Broome has released a list of achievements her new administration has made in the first 100 days of her being in office. Broome was sworn in on January 2.
"I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of my cabinet and staff. We hit the ground running, and tackled many relevant issues that affect the citizens of our capital city and East Baton Rouge Parish. Many of the actions were commitments I established in my inaugural address, and some were the direct response to the data and recommendations compiled by my extensive and diverse transition team," said Broome.
Early on, Broome appointed three new assistance chief administrative officers, Rowdy Gaudet, Dr. James Gilmore, and Dr. Tamiara Wade, to oversee day-to-day operations in the parish.
Some highlights of achievements made since January include, but are not limited to:
- Collaborated with citizens and law enforcement to update BRPD’s Use of Force Policy to align with national best practices
- Met with the Restore Louisiana Task Force, expressing the need for additional recovery dollars and greater flexibility in the expenditure of that money
- Led efforts to secure funding to keep the Pecue Ln. and I-10 interchange project on schedule
- Initiated a transportation solutions summit
- Hosted, in conjunction with Keep Baton Rouge Beautiful, the inaugural “Mayor Broome’s Clean Sweep EBR” event with 355 volunteers
- Hosted an inaugural Education Roundtable with East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Superintendent Warren Drake
- Held first joint meeting with EBR school board members and metro council members
- Launched implementation plan for Cradle to K initiative
- Drafted Equity in Business Opportunity plan
- Entered into an agreement with the Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce that now includes a focus on small businesses and those owned by minorities and women