BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge City-Parish employees may be walking around with smiles on their faces after a recent announcement from Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome.

Mayor Broome laid out a proposal on Thursday where employees would get a pay increase starting September 10.

The matter of pay increases for East Baton Rouge City-Parish employees will be discussed at the Metropolitan Council meeting on July 27.

If approved, this would be the first pay raise in seven years for employees.

So what would the pay increase look like for employees?

  • Municipal fire and regular classified/unclassified employees’ pay would go up by 5%
  • Municipal police employees would see a 7% pay increase

“This increase serves as an investment in public safety and the community by retaining skilled talent here in Baton Rouge. As Mayor-President, growing and sustaining our police force and all city-parish departments has been, and continues to be, one of my top priorities. If we are going to get a handle on our challenges, we must have qualified, well-trained, and knowledgeable staff in all departments,” says Mayor Broome.