Green Light Plan forum to be held Monday at Bluebonnet Library

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 1:00am

City-parish officials will wrap up their series of meetings on the federally mandated Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) project and Green Light Plan for road improvements at 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 24, at the Bluebonnet Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden, Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel, Interim Public Works Director David Guillory and his staff, and the program managers of the SSO program and Green Light Plan will be on hand to give progress reports on the two programs, and to discuss individual projects.

“We are also looking for citizen input in the event we have issues that are unknown to us,” Daniel said. “People will be able to ask questions or lodge complaints, and the program managers will have their complaint resolution people at the meetings as well.”

Funded by monthly sewer fees and a half-cent sales tax dedicated to sewer system repairs and operations, the SSO program includes 108 projects, including 31 completed projects, 41 that are under construction and 36 that are in design.

The Green Light Plan is a comprehensive road improvement program authorized by East Baton Rouge Parish voters by extending an existing parish-wide half-cent sales tax for roads until 2030. To date, 28 Green Light Plan projects have been completed and another eight are under construction. 

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