Tenant Protection Ordinance:
FAQ’s + Contacting Your Councilmember
DEADLINE: February 27th (Council Meeting Date)
“WHAT IF I CAN’T CALL UNTIL TONIGHT?"
No problem! If calling on the weekend or after business hours, you will get an answering machine and can leave a voicemail instead.
“CAN I WRITE INSTEAD?”
Sure, you can send an email directly to your Councilmember.
“WHO IS MY COUNCILMEMBER, AND WHAT’S MY DISTRICT?”
Use this link to find your Councilmember's info. NOTE: If your search does not work, try submitting it without punctuation (ex: Lone Oak Dr): https://city.brla.gov/gis/councillookup.asp
“BUT WHAT DO I SAY?”
Here's a script you can use:
"Hello Councilmember [NAME]. My name is [NAME], and I live in District [#]. Please vote YES for the Tenant Protection Ordinance against code violations. Thank you."
“OKAY, BUT I NEED MORE INFORMATION.”
We have a publicly shared folder with information on how the ordinance works, what it does and doesn’t do, and other notes and media coverage.
Access the folder here: http://bit.ly/TPOinfo
You can also view our last two Council Meetings at the links below:
December 12, 2018: Item 64 https://batonrougela.swagit.com/play/12122018-944
February 3, 2019: Item 41 https://batonrougela.swagit.com/play/02132019-1046
[Note: Amending the Code of Ordinances of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge, Title 15 (Miscellaneous), so as to add Chapter 7. - Landlord Retaliation Prohibited. By Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis.]