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Metro21 Government Access Channel

 

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What is Metro21?

The East Baton Rouge Parish Office of Public Information operates Government Access Channel Metro 21 on cable. Metro 21 is a 24 hour cable channel that broadcasts to 150,000 households in East Baton Rouge Parish. The channel started with a $50,000 donation from TCI Cable (now Cox Communications) in September of 1999. Cox Communications continues to supply the city with a channel and contributes an operational donation annually. The channel provides information to the public about city services and activities including weekly Metropolitan Council Meetings, Planning and Zoning Commission Meetings, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board Meetings. and BREC (Baton Rouge Recreation and Park Commission) meetings. In addition, local events such as community meetings, "How to Adopt Pets", tax seminars, road work updates, recycling, police, fire and EMS information, job opportunities, commodity listings, housing and energy assistance programs by the Parish, State and Federal Government can be found on this channel. On a daily basis, the Arts Showcase can be seen, offering viewers video samplings of art, music, ballet, theatrical performances and classic film. This is broadcast by satellite and made available free to Metro 21. In an effort to preserve Louisiana’s rich, French culture, the Office of Public Information began airing French educational programming two days a week in the summer of 2008. In case of an emergency, Metro 21 will broadcast valuable information to the public 24 hours a day, throughout the event. Information will be crawled across the bottom of the screen with live updates at designated times, during emergencies such as hurricanes, flooding, chemical spills, etc. The Public Information Office and Metro 21 are committed to working with the community to provide opportunities for the two-way flow of information between the City of Baton Rouge, Parish of East Baton Rouge.

Metro 21 Goals

To inform the citizens of East Baton Rouge Parish about opportunities available to them through local Government.

To telecast events in the community that otherwise would not be seen by the public.

To provide knowledge and understanding of local government to residents, who cannot attend regular meetings.

To have a better informed public as the result of live tape delayed and features, such as Press Conferences, breaking news events, emergency announcements and job opportunities.

To continue to provide entertaining and valuable information to the public with the use of the latest technology.

To continue to provide entertaining and valuable information to the public with the use of the latest technology.

Our goal is to expose as many people as possible to the workings of local government so that they will know about the services provided by the City-Parish and how each citizen can make a contribution to their community.


For more information on Metro 21, contact the
Public Information Office, (225) 389-3121 or brinfo@brgov.com.


Displaying Community Events on Metro21

Community Events: To have your event posted on the city's Government TV Channel bulletin page( on Metro 21), send all information to brinfo@brgov.com. Submissions posted at the discretion of EBR Public Information, Metro 21 Government Channel.