Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome will receive reports Tuesday from 21 transition committees that have spent the past month studying and making suggestions about the best ways to run City Hall.
The committees' meetings have been closed to the public, but Broome's administration said Monday they will make the reports available to the public once she has read and vetted them. The transition committees, each led by citizen volunteers, are reviewing both the inner workings of city government and the broader themes Broome wants to focus on as mayor-president.
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Among the areas they've examined are public safety, organizational structure, flood recovery, economic development and race relations. The recommendations the volunteers make are expected to help shape Broome's searches for a Baton Rouge police chief and for a chief administrative officer at the helm of local government.
Broome has said she has begun searching for both a police chief and chief administrative officer, while she has inherited BRPD Chief Carl Dabadie and CAO William Daniel from her predecessor, past Mayor-President Kip Holden. She has announced her intention to replace both Dabadie and Daniel, and Daniel is now working on an interim basis.
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The Rev. Raymond Jetson, who is a co-chair for Broome's transition, said the committees have been "working and meeting day and night" to finish their recommendations to the mayor-president.
“I look forward to receiving and reading the reports and greatly appreciate the time invested by the members of the transition team to offer recommendations to move our city forward,” Broome said in a statement.
Mayor-President-Elect Sharon Weston Broome said Thursday that she has started searching for replacements for two longtime fixtures of outgoing Mayor-President Kip Holden's administration.