On June 23, 2021, the East Baton Rouge Parish Council held a discussion to address a process by which certain subdivisions may petition the EBR Planning and Zoning Commission to implement a moratorium on building activity until certain specific underlying issues are resolved. During the meeting, there were presentations on addressing the city parish’s drainage problem, including approval of $19 million in mitigation measures funded by the US Rescue Program.
On July 28, 2021, East Baton Rouge Metro Council members will introduce the following item: 2899. 21-01036 Imposing a temporary moratorium for new land development approvals for specified projects within the defined special flood hazard areas, and providing for enhanced drainage design requirements within the special flood hazard areas, for a period of twelve (12) months beginning on September 1, 2021, in order to establish revised development standards in conjunction with the delivery of the parishwide Stormwater Master Plan. By Councilman Rowdy Gaudet, Councilman Dwight Hudson, Councilwoman Jennifer Racca, Councilwoman Denise Amoroso, and Councilwoman Carolyn Coleman. Introduce for public hearing/meeting on August 11, 2021.