Mayor asks Pres. Trump to give BR federal assistance during Coronavirus outbreak

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Mayor’s Office

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has asked President Trump for federal assistance for East Baton Rouge Parish during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Broome says she sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday, March 24 asking President Trump to rush needed resources to the parish.

Local government budgets were not designed for a pandemic like this. We need the full weight of every federal department to support us through this crisis,” said Mayor-President Broome. “In Louisiana, our State is accustomed to responding to disasters of multiple types and magnitudes; however, this global pandemic has overwhelmed even the most meticulous and proactive planning we have implemented.

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