BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - BREC released a statement Wednesday morning refuting claims made by area mayors about the relocation efforts of the Baton Rouge Zoo.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was joined by the mayor of Baker, Zachary, and Central for a news conference and press tour of the zoo on Tuesday morning.
The local mayors oppose BREC's proposal to move the Baton Rouge Zoo from its current location at Greenwood Community Park in Central to the state fairgrounds on Airline Highway.
The BREC commission is scheduled to vote on the matter on Thursday. None of the BREC commissioners attended the news conference at the zoo on Tuesday.
The statement released Wednesday claims that the mayors made "several incorrect statements" about the proposal.
See the full statement and supporting documents below:
BREC's Review of the BRNEDD Economic Impact Study
Flood Mitigation Document
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