BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — East Baton Rouge Deputy Parish Attorney Bob Abbott announced his retirement Friday. Abbot will leave his current role effective Dec. 31, 2022.

In an email to East Baton Rouge Parish councilmembers, Parish Attorney Andy Dotson does not give a reason behind the decision.

The email reads as follows:

Councilmembers: I am writing to notify you that Deputy Parish Attorney, Bob Abbott, has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2022.  We thank Bob for his service and for the unconditional commitment and dedication he has given to the City-Parish throughout the last 25 years. 

Anderson “Andy” Dotson, III
Parish Attorney
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

The announcement comes one week after city councilmembers publicly questioned the attorney’s office and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome on how the stormwater utility fee proposal was handled.

A few weeks into the stormwater fee controversy, Kelvin Hill, assistant chief administrative officer for EBR city-parish government resigned.

BRProud has reached out to Dotson for a comment.

Related Articles: