Improving Government Efficiency and Effectiveness
Since taking office in January 2017, Mayor Broome has identified ways to streamline the management and efficiency of City-Parish Government. This includes investing in technology and tools to measure performance and effectiveness as well as making it easy to register with the City-Parish as a new vendor and do business securely and electronically.
Through an efficiency study, City-Parish identified up to $7 million in potential savings based on operational changes, adjusting user fees and reducing employee health care costs.
- In June 2018, Mayor Broome announced the launch of the Vendor Self Service (VSS) portal as part of a multi-year effort to modernize City-Parish financial and purchasing systems, which makes it easier for companies to do business with the City-Parish and stay “in the loop” on new and upcoming contracting opportunities.
- In 2018, Mayor Broome announced the launch of an all-new website and brand for City-Parish, which features a new name, features and a new way of doing business with Baton Rouge residents. The new website replaces the former BRGov.com site that was more than 20 years old.
- In 2018, the City-Parish launched Open Checkbook BR – one of the first major accomplishments through the City- Parish’s open data policy. The program offers an unprecedented, interactive view into City-Parish government spending that is both sortable and searchable.