BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — After multiple attempts to incorporate the city of St. George, the fight will move to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
Since 2019, residents of the St. George area have consistently argued to separate from Baton Rouge and become its own city.
Residents voted to incorporate the area and it passed, but Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome was against it.
In 2019, Broome filed a lawsuit against the incorporation of the city. In 2022, former 22nd Judicial District Judge Martin Coady also denied creating the new city as it would cost taxpayers $48 million.
“The St. George citizens voted overwhelmingly to approve the incorporation. Their vote matters. The people of St. George will continue to fight for our right of self-determination, the principle upon which America was founded,” said Andrew Murrell, spokesperson for the City of St. George.