What is Metro21?
The East Baton Rouge Parish, Office of Public Information, operates the
local Government Channel Metro 21 on Cox Cable Channel 21 and AT&T
U-verse Channel 99. Metro 21 is a 24 hour cable channel that broadcasts
to 150,000 households in East Baton Rouge Parish.
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 Library Board Meetings. In addition, Press Conferences, local events such as Community Meetings, road work updates, and job opportunities.
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 case of an emergency, Metro 21 will broadcast valuable information to the public 24 hours a day, throughout the event. Information will be broadcast live or tape delayed, during emergencies such as hurricanes, flooding, chemical spills, etc.
Metro 21 Goals
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions posted at the discretion of
EBR Public Information, Metro 21 Government Channel.