The East Baton Rouge Metro Council will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers of City Hall at 222 St. Louis St.
The meeting will allow action on items not addressed at last Wednesday’s meeting because it was abruptly ended when the council lost its quorum.
The Metro Council on Tuesday will consider urging the Library Board of Control to discontinue its current plans for a $19 million project to tear down the downtown library and build a new one. The council will also consider approving the low bid for a controversial $900,000 stage canopy in the downtown Galvez Plaza, among other items.
The quorum was lost Wednesday after council members Rodney “Smokie” Bourgeois, C. Denise Marcelle, Ulysses “Bones” Addison and Scott Wilson temporarily left the council chambers.
The council must maintain a quorum of seven of its 12 members.
Council members Chandler Loupe and Ronnie Edwards were absent.
Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, who runs the council meetings, adjourned the meeting almost immediately after the quorum was lost, saying he was legally obligated to end the meeting.
Walker, however, could have waited until a council member returned to the chambers to resume the meeting, according to the parish attorney’s office.