F G B R C A  

Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Associations

Contact Information

FGBRCA

(225) 926-1459 

fgbrca@gmail.com

http://www.fgbrca.org


Nancy Curry, FGBRCA President

1674 Shawn Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

(225) 925-1674 

Special Announcements

Join the celebration of International GIS Day at City Hall on November 18th.  Here is a flier with more info and a link to the official BR GIS website.


Eric Romero has generously provided the power point presentation he made to the membership at the March meeting.  There is also a link to “Open Data BR”.  If you have any suggestions, questions, or problems using these sites, send them to opendata@brgov.com. Finally, the schedule of Open Data BR training sessions can be viewed by clicking here.
NOTE: If you are looking for our Purpose Statement and Tax Exempt information, it has been moved to the "About Us" section.  Please find the link above and left.


 Announcements and Events


Tax Change Information

At the Federation’s May meeting Larry Latuso, a CPA and volunteer with the Score office, addressed our concerns with the new tax that will affect more of us than we initially thought.  Bulletin No. 16-014 is included  for your information as well as his printed notes.  Mary Fontenot made good notes on what he said in answer to questions from our members and they are also included.


Please fine the information in this PDF document.

-Posted May 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm




January Meeting

January's meeting will be held on Thursday at 7 pm at the Main Library on Goodwood.  Meetings will be at the library from now on rather than the nearby park.

Please click here to visit our new Facebook page where you can find a map to the new location.

Use these links to download January's meeting agenda and letter from Nancy Curry (normally attached to her monthly email).


-Posted January 12, 2016 at 11:07 am




Board of Adjustment Info

At the last Federation of Greater Baton Rouge Civic Association meetings, Justin Dupuy, from the Code Enforcement Division of DPW answered questions about waivers to zoning rules. To find out what waiver requests are coming up at the next Board of Adjustment meeting you may go to this link and go to the bottom of the page, where you will find:

Public Works
. Metro Board of Adjustment Agenda 
. Metro Board of Adjustment Calendar 
. Metro Board of Adjustment Minutes 

Click on Metro Board of Adjustment Agenda. The items coming up will be listed.

What is the Board of Adjustment? It's a Metropolitan board authorized by the Metro Council.  It's function is to hear and decide appeals from any order, requirement, decision, or determination made by the building official in the enforcement of zoning laws and hearing and deciding special exceptions and variances. The board meets on the 3rd Monday of each month @ 3:30 p.m.

You can find more information on brgov.com.

-Posted September 30, 2015 at 10:34 am




Library Tax Information

The library millage tax is up for a renewal this year.  This was originally instituted in 1995, renewed in 2005 and is up for its second renewal this year.  If renewed, the millage will remain at 11.1 and fund library system for another 10 years.  The library system has created a detailed FAQ about the tax.

-Posted September 18, 2015 at 1:56 pm



Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire and Library Tax Information

The Baton Rouge Mini Maker Faire will be held on September 26 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library from 10 am to 4 pm.  Click the following links for a flyer and a document describing the event or pictures from last year's event: one, two and three.


"Part science fair, part craft show and part something new entirely, a Make Faire is a family-friendly celebration of creative hobbies and projects from hi-tech to low-tech.  The Maker Faire engages the mind, wows the senses, and brings out the inner maker in everyone!"

-Posted September 18, 2015 at 1:30 pm



Program From April Meeting

If you would like to download the presentations from the April meeting, please click the links below.  First there was a presentation instructing members how to look up state house and senate bills.  Second, Scott Shean gave a presentation concerning the process and challenges of adding gates to an existing community.  A summary of the meeting was published in the Advocate which can be found here. If you would like to view a summary of previous meetings, check the More/Links page.

-Posted April 18, 2015 at 12:40 pm



Volunteer in Public Schools

The VIPS organization is encouraging volunteers to join the program which is designed to improve the reading skills of students who have fallen behind.  Click here to view the flyer with more information.
-Posted March 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm


Leaders With Vision to Discuss the State Budget this Thursday

The Louisiana Budget is the topic of the Leaders With Vision public policy luncheon. It will be held on Thursday, February 26th at Drusilla Place in Baton Rouge.  Click here to read the press release with more information.
-Posted February 24, 2015 at 9:45 am


Join the National Association of Parliamentarians

The Baton Rouge Unit of Parliamentarians (BRUP) is sponsoring a workshop to prepare individuals for taking the membership test.  Click here to download a flier with details.  The flier will be archived in our links section as well.

-Posted February 10, 2015 at 12:07 pm



LSU AgCenter is Offering Free Gardening Courses

LSU Ag Center is offering free, 2-hour programs on several days in February and March on how to improve your gardening abilities.  You can find more information at this link or in our links section.

-Posted February 10, 2015 at 12:08 pm



Baton Rouge Launches Open Data BR Website

The City of Baton Rouge has launched Open Data BR, a website providing public access to city government records.

-Posted February 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm