5 Metro Council districts now serving parts of Baton Rouge and St. George


Changing the makeup of the city of Baton Rouge, the newly incorporated city of St. George will share some elected officials.

“four districts are going to have somewhat a tremendous amount or a small amount of what would be the city of St. George” said Matt Watson, Metro Councilmen for District 11.

A map shows some districts will change, with the white representing Baton Rouge and yellow for St. George.

“for matters of the parish, metro council will still be here it will continue to represent the constituents but they will also have the city of St. George representing them on different aspects.”

Metro Councilman Dwight Hudson said, when it comes to East Baton Rouge Parish, both cities will get their fair share of services.

“It’s all about delivering services to constituents and the constituent doesn’t really care which entity provides the service they just want to be sure both entities are set and able to provide those service” said Dwight Hudson, Metro Councilmen for District 9.

Metro Councilman Matt Watson said, no matter where you live.

“We’re not a representation of any one city

everyone will be treated equally.

“The metro council is a division of the parish as a whole.”

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